Trump ending the shutdown, in Big Al’s opinion makes him the bigger person.

Trump announces deal to reopen government without $5 billion in border wall funding

2:32 p.m.

Donald Trump.
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The government shutdown is finally poised to come to an end — temporarily, at least.

President Trump on Friday announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, during which time Congress can negotiate on immigration and border security issues. Trump since December had pledged he would not reopen the government until Democrats agreed to give him $5.7 billion to fund his proposed wall along the southern border.

But now, he has backed off. The proposal Trump is now supporting would continue spending at its current levels, meaning there will still be money for border security as there was in 2018, but not the $5.7 billion Trump wants for the wall. Congress will now need to vote on the proposal, and it is expected to pass, since congressional leaders reportedly worked on the agreement with Trump.

Trump had previously shied away from reopening the government without any guarantee that Democrats would agree to border wall funding once he had done so. But his announcement came as the shutdown situation was becoming so dire that flights around the country were being delayed because of a shortage in air traffic controllers. CNN reports the flight issues played a “key role” in Trump’s decision Friday. The president had just one day earlier suggested he was sticking to his demands, writing, “We will not cave!”

If the agreement moves forward, three weeks of negotiations will take place. Trump seemed to suggest he expects Democrats to fund his wall, claiming both parties have “finally and fully acknowledged that having barriers or fences or walls will be an important part of the solution.” But if a deal isn’t reached that is to Trump’s liking by Feb. 15, the shutdown could simply resume. Trump also suggested he may declare a national emergency at that point, saying, “I have a very powerful alternative, but I didn’t want to use it at this time. Hopefully, it will be unnecessary.” Brendan Morrow

  1. On January 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm,
    james says:

    You need to worry USA ! The Northern Wall ! Wake Up you’r in a insanty WORLD ! And the Devil plays game from all ?

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm,
      CFS says:

      Trump would win, except for MSM bias, which may trump everything.

      • On January 25, 2019 at 2:47 pm,
        CFS says:

        Did you notice the settlement was hinted at on KEreport, 30 minutes before Trump spoke, and 45 mins before Drudge Report?

        • On January 26, 2019 at 11:25 am,
          james says:

          We work fore the LORD . CFS !

  2. On January 25, 2019 at 1:33 pm,
    Big Al says:

    Interesting video, Frankie

    The Bible teaches us that Christians with grace can beat the Devil. What do you think about that?

    • On January 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm,
      james says:

      Only fore you AL ! Spoil the sheep to Death !

      • On January 25, 2019 at 2:17 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I am certainly not a sheep!

    • On January 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm,
      b says:

      I think that in some far away recess the lord and the devil are playing chess(for souls)
      I think the devil cheats and wins more souls,and as for the lord, he’s doing his best.

      Chris de Burg
      spanish train album

  3. On January 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm,
    Snowy says:

    Trump previously rejected $25B for the wall. Paul Ryan shutdown the government after senate passed a budget. The shutdown started when Republicans owned the house and senate. It is simply not in Democrat’s interest to side with Trump when a Republicans can’t pass it alone.

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm,
      CFS says:

      THERE WAS NEVER a clean offer by Democrats to provide money for a wall.

      All offers had not only strings attached, but allowed for stopping of funding with delays built in to allow for the stopping of funding after the Democrats got DACAs AND illegals given a path to citizenship, giving them potentially tens of millions more votes.

      Trump is not that stupid as to fall for false promises.

      • On January 25, 2019 at 2:19 pm,
        Big Al says:

        In spite of what you are saying, Snowy does make a good point!

        • On January 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm,
          CFS says:

          Of Course the Democrats are reluctant to stop illegal entry.
          They place self-interest above the country.
          Why would they want to stop more democrat votes.
          Heck, California even allows non-citizen illegals to vote.

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm,
      Big Al says:

      And Snowy, that is a very good point!

  4. On January 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm,
    CFS says:

    I hope this is true….

    But I wonder, because the latest arrest this morning seems to indicate Mueller is running scared.
    CNN, of course, got an illegal leak from Justice, as usual.

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      The tape is dated………NOV…2017……

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm,
      CFS says:

      I say the arrest of Roger Stone shows Mueller is running scared, because Stone’s crimes are simple process crimes….NEVER are these commonly treated by doors being broken down with mass armed police in full gear. That was a stunt.
      TV cameras are present because there was an intentional “leak” from DoJ.
      Stone was obviously not a flight risk. This was all meant to bias MSM and the general public.Still no indication of Trump collusion with Russians.
      Stone not charged with ANY collusion.

      • On January 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Comments out…….Flynn, might reverse his plea….NOT GUILTY, and sue Mueller…..

        • On January 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Ebolan says:
          The criminals got Stone. The witch hunt continues with more bogus charges like what they did to Corsi. Let that be a lesson to you boys. If this criminal gooberment wants to get you, it will.

          Reply to this comment
          On January 25, 2019 at 7:59 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          He is going in front of the same Judge……as Cohan and Maniford….

          Reply to this comment
          On January 25, 2019 at 8:00 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          Looks like an orange jump suit week end for him………..

          Reply to this comment
          On January 25, 2019 at 8:01 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          The raid by the FBI……no need in such drama……..CNN got the tip off…..What a joke.

          Reply to this comment
          On January 25, 2019 at 8:40 am,
          Ebolan says:
          I didn’t see it since I don’t watch CNN. Did they ransack his house? Cops (at all levels of gooberment) do that all the time for no reason at all. I’ve seen them go in and tear a house apart and ruin it as part of the arrest even of people who have had all charges dropped against them.

          On January 25, 2019 at 8:41 am,
          Ebolan says:
          Nothing but gooberment thugs, pure evil

      • On January 26, 2019 at 12:41 am,
        AJ says:

        “SOP for FBI arrests is 06:00. This policy is for officer safety & to get defendants to their initial appearance the same day. No exceptions, procedures must be applied fairly to all.”

        And CNN was camping across the street since the mid-terms according to the neighbours – pretty easy to predict

        • On January 26, 2019 at 6:42 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Just serve the guy through the mail…… need for all the show……Waste of taxpayer money……….The procedure of govt….SOP….way to many RULES…..Smaller Govt.
          is FREEDOM…We live in a society where the sheeple are scared to death of the rulers, who should not be inflecting so much SOP on the citizenry…..Police State at it’s finest….LOL

  5. On January 25, 2019 at 2:19 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    I posted earlier………CNN….got the message and it is all a BIG SHOW……
    Lucky of STONE, he got out on BAIL…….since the same Judge was used on Cohen and Manifort(sp)…….

  6. On January 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm,
    CFS says:

    The mob of general public that showed up at the arrest was scary to me.
    They only lacked pitchforks.

    • On January 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      MORONs……….backed by the Demons…….Plan on a Year of Hell……with
      Maxine Water, and Cortez ..

      • On January 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm,
        CFS says:

        Don’t forget Demoron Pelosi.

        • On January 25, 2019 at 4:14 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Yes, I knew I was leaving someone out………How about Chucky, but, he is a light weight , can not even look Trump in the eye…..

        • On January 25, 2019 at 8:21 pm,
          Al korelin says:

          How can anyone take Maxine and Alexandra seriously. As for Pelosi, she is a very good pol!

      • On January 25, 2019 at 8:19 pm,
        Al korelin says:

        B, That is a very interesting comment.

  7. On January 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm,
    Big Al says:

    OTB Jerry and CFS all I can say as of 2:22p p.m. is I hope that the “Big Top” doesn’t lead so no one in the audience get pneumonia!

  8. On January 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm,
    CFS says:

    If Mueller was not illegally investigating fake crimes, Roger Stone would never have been found committing any crimes.

    • On January 25, 2019 at 4:24 pm,
      David says:

      Jack The Ripper had the same problem. Those darn crimes.

  9. On January 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm,
    james says:

    White Westren World Wake Up !

  10. On January 25, 2019 at 2:38 pm,
    CFS says:

    The real lesson to be learnt is always develop amnesia when under investigation.

    That way an error of memory cannot be turned into a crime.

    Heck…One of “Stone’s alleged crimes” is collusion with Assange or Russians to obtain Hillary’s emails.

    AND Wikileaks has repeatedly stated that Hillary’s emails were not obtained by hacking Hillary’s computer, but given by a DNC person (I presume Seth Rich, who was then murdered for he did)

    • On January 25, 2019 at 8:25 pm,
      Al korelin says:

      Wikileaks? Do you think any of this will come out?

      • On January 25, 2019 at 10:03 pm,
        CFS says:

        I think Mueller panicked after seeing Stone last night:
        And took his appearance on Fox as a challenge, and decided to punish him.

        The public believes Indictment = guilty, and the press reinforces that.

        Mueller is, in my opinion, acting irresponsibly. I do not believe Stone has done any crime.

        It is clear that it is very dangerous to try to go against anyone with political power.
        Mueller appars to be totally abusing his power. He is basically creating “crimes” of Trump supporters, while turning a total blind eye on real crimes much more egregious committed by Hillary and Democrats.
        I believe this behavior truly contemptible. I have heard ridiculous numbers for what Mueller’s bogus investigation is costing taxpayers. And it is basically a red herring to distract attention from being cast on the real crimes of HRC.

  11. On January 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    It should never come down to building the wall it should have been built decades ago, but America is in deep decline, they can’t even protect their borders. Trump is surrounded by enemies, there is no one he can trust and any people he had trusted are being investigated. DT

    • On January 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm,
      Al korelin says:

      Your entire comment is all true, unfortunately, Mr. TRACY!

  12. On January 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm,
    John Kruschke says:

    D.T : I agree the wall should have been built long ago. The past administrations were to worried about who they could bomb next instead of taking care of business at home.
    President Trump has made his bed now he has to sleep in it.

  13. On January 25, 2019 at 7:22 pm,
    Buzz says:

    The God of David is on Trump’s side. I’m playing golf tomorrow. Let the dead bury the dead?

    • On January 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm,
      Al korelin says:

      Yes, “Let the dead bury their own dead”

  14. On January 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm,
    CFS says:
  15. On January 25, 2019 at 9:36 pm,
    George Schaffer says:

    On both Republican and Democratic side they both acted really shamefully about the Government shut Down and about the Wall, and it was an hardship on The Government workers. This is The United States of America. That’s what makes it very unique for us all. And other Country looking in. What the United State Constitution and the Bill of Rights is all about. It was always meant to be Harder too Inter the United States “!”. United State set the Rules. Not the illegals “!” .

  16. On January 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm,
    CFS says:

    What may I ask, Mr Schafer, have Republicans done shamefully to shut down the Government?
    Trump had, prior to today made seven previous offers to settle things, by shifting from asking for $25 billion down to $5 billion for the wall.
    Shifted from Wall, to fence and surveillance funding, to partial wall,
    Suggested 3 year hiatus for illegal DACAs, etc
    multiple Congressional votes with the majority always in Trump’s favor, but never 60 votes needed to avoid a Democrat filibuster.

  17. On January 25, 2019 at 10:56 pm,
    CFS says:

    No unbiased 4th estate since Trump became President.

  18. On January 25, 2019 at 11:02 pm,
    CFS says:

    The speed of download of Hillary’s emails PROVE CONCLUSIVELY it was an inside DNC job and NOT DONE BY HACKING BY RUSSIANS OVER THE INTERNET.

    44,000 emails is a lot of data!

  19. On January 26, 2019 at 12:43 am,
    AJ says:

    ‘Get Me Roger Stone’: What to Make of the ‘Dirty Trickster’s’ Indictment

  20. On January 26, 2019 at 7:35 am,
    chris filar says:

    Hey Al
    A road system has to built too BEFORE buildING a wall once that’s done you have already taking a big step in security all we need are roads and non laethal weaponry isTo maintain a safer boarder