President Trump is of course currently engaged in a stalemate with Congress over government funding and, in particular, funding of the border wall.
Actually, that’s not totally fair.
He has rock solid support from Republicans in Congress.
So he’s only engaged in a stalemate with about half of Congress.
The obstinate half.
And he just issued a new order that’s sure to make those Democrats even madder.
Way to go Mr. President.
Take a look at this:
Here it is bigger to read:
He grounded Nancy Pelosi and now he just grounded all the Democrats!
Wonderful move, Mr. President, I love it!
This comes on the heels of him exerting even more pressure:
Republicans Are Unified:
The USA Today had more on the story:
President Donald Trump moved Friday to further limit travel by Congress members during the partial government shutdown, and said he would make a "major announcement" about border security on Saturday after weeks of mulling the declaration of a national emergency.
"I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse," Trump tweeted late in the day.
Trump has spoken in recent weeks about declaring a “national emergency” at the border, theoretically allowing him to use defense money for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border - but also triggering a lawsuit from Democrats who say the president lacks the legal authority for such a move.
The White House would not say whether Trump’s announcement would be an emergency declaration.
"I suggest everybody tune in," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
Trump issued his cryptic tweet hours after his administration said it would bar members of Congress from using government planes without prior written approval.
The new policy, announced in a memo to department heads, was put in place one day after Trump canceled a military plane for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was planning to lead a congressional delegation to Afghanistan this weekend.
"Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft support any Congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House Chief of Staff," wrote Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget.
"Nor will any funds appropriated to the Executive Branch be used for any Congressional delegation travel expenses, without his express written approval,” Vought’s memo said.
As the government shutdown entered Day 28 on Friday, Trump taunted Pelosi over postponing her trip to Afghanistan, while Pelosi's office said it canceled a backup plan because administration leaks put travelers at risk.
"Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid," Trump tweeted a day after canceling the military plane that was to have taken the speaker and other Democratic lawmakers to the war zone in Afghanistan.
Adding in a complaint about immigration, Trump referred to Pelosi's home state of California by saying: "Could somebody please explain to Nancy & her 'big donors' in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!"