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Trump threatens with closing of the border to Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened with a closure of the border to Mexico, it should continue to be denied the money for the construction of a wall. "We will be forced to close the southern border completely, if the destructive Democrats give the money for the completion of the wall," said Trump on Friday in the short message service Twitter.

In the dispute over the US budget, the opposition Democrats Trumps reject billion-demand for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico is strictly what has to be locked already led to a budget and still authorities in a number of Federal. The US President had announced the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico in the election campaign and said that he wanted to fight in this way, illegal immigration and crime.

Trump stood in a further Twitter message on the North American free trade agreement Nafta: The United States each year, around 75 billion dollars were lost due to trade with Mexico - "money from the drug trade, not counting". The closure of the Mexican border was therefore a "profitable Operation". "We build the wall or we close the southern border," he continued.

In November, Trump had threatened to close the border to Mexico completely. A few days later, the US authorities closed briefly to a border crossing between the Mexican city of Tijuana and San Diego, California. On the occasion of the attempt by hundreds of migrants to cross the border.

The budget freeze in the United States is expected to last until into the new year: The first session of the U.S. Senate after the Christmas break was postponed on Thursday. Only on Wednesday, the 2. January, is to be returned to the budget negotiations.

majority sees the debt in Trump

according to A survey, more and more Americans Trump in the meantime, give the blame for the on 22. December triggered the budget lock, which puts about a fifth of the government apparatus to a standstill. 37 percent of respondents in the Reuters/Ipsos survey, see the responsibility to the President, while 33 percent view the Democrats as the culprit.

The Republicans in Congress come off better: Only seven percent make accusations. The majority of the respondents is a barrier against the budget. Behind the measure, only a quarter of the respondents.

The Shutdown causes around 800'000 state employees receive for the time being any more a reward. A part of them is sent to an unpaid mandatory leave. Hundreds of thousands of state employees whose work is considered to be indispensable, you need to do this without payment your Job.

However, the effect of the Shutdown was restricted during the Christmas season, which is likely to change in the new year. After the mid-term elections in November, the new Congress for the first time at the 3. January. Then the opposition Democrats take the majority in the house of representatives. (sep/fal/afp/sda)

Created: 28.12.2018, 16:03 PM

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