In a highly unusual scene, US President, Donald Trump with top representatives of the Opposition is in front of the cameras in the Oval Office in the hair. In his heated exchange of words on Tuesday with the leaders of the Democrats in the house of representatives and the Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Federal budget and the financing of the construction of the wall on the Mexican border.
If he does not get the desired funds for the wall, then he will make "the government tightly as possible," said Trump. He said a budget freeze, which leads to the shutdown of the Federal authorities. Trump wants him, the Congress approved five billion dollars for the construction of the wall.
It was countered, according to their assessment of the will of the citizens, that the Federal authorities were working more, and Pelosi during the nearly 20-minute conversation in front of the cameras. She also said: "I think that we should have a debate in front of the press."
Schumer, in turn, Snoop said: "elections have consequences, Mr. President." He alluded to the fact that his party Trumps the Republicans could wrest the congressional elections in November, the majority in the house of representatives.
Republicans need votes of the Opposition
such A hot battle of words in front of the cameras in the Oval Office is a rare spectacle. Usually are exchanged on these occasions, even with sharp political differences mostly friendly and diplomatic words.
After your visit to the White house, Pelosi was in their criticism of the President is even clearer: Through its "rampage attack" is not going to he get his wall, she said.
the President and The Congress are in the current budget dispute, however, under increasing time pressure. 21. December must not be released additional funds so that the Federal government to a partial closure of the US.
trump is the Republicans now dominate although both chambers of Congress, the new Congress meets in January. However, for all of the budgetary legislation 60 of the 100 votes needed in the Senate. The Republicans have 51 seats, so need at least nine votes of the Opposition.
The Democrats have offered, to $ 1.6 billion for border security. You do not want, however, is that the money is for Trumps to be used in wall project.
practice test for balance of power
at the beginning of the year, it was in the US already two Times came to shutdowns of the Federal authorities. It lasted but a few days, because then still rapidly budgetary compromises were cobbled.
The current budget negotiations are considered to be the first practical test for the new balance of power in Washington – that is whether at least selective cooperation Trumps with the Democrats is possible.
With its future majority in the house of representatives, the opposition party can project all of the law, the Republicans and parts of Trumps Agenda block.
Pelosi will be elected in the Rest of in January likely to be the new Chairman of the house of representatives. This is after the President and Vice-President, the third highest office in the state. As the first woman in the U.S. history of the Congress chamber was already between 2007 and 2011. (sep/AFP)
Created: 11.12.2018, 21:55 PM