The White House chief of staff, Mick Malvaney, said that he would allow a new shatdown next week – the suspension of funding for civil servants because of a dispute between the president and the congress.
In an interview with NBC, Malvaney said that “they cannot completely rule out the resumption of the shatdaun,” since the congressmen did not agree with Donald Trump on financing the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. All responsibility for this representative of the White House laid on the Democrats.
“Let’s admit that in the negotiations with the president the point of view of the radical left wing of the Democratic Party prevails, agreeing to allocate only $ 800 million for the construction of the wall. But this is an absurdly small figure. How can this be signed if $ 5.7 billion is needed on the wall? ”Asked Mulvaney.
At the same time, the head of the administration of the White House indicated that if the congressmen agreed on some kind of medium option, then Trump could go for it and “look for money somewhere else.”
After a 35-day shatdaun, which began in December last year, Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement on the temporary allocation of budget funds for the work of state institutions. His term ends on February 15.
One of the options to overcome the dispute previously called the introduction of a state of emergency, which will allow Trump to take money from the budget for the construction of the wall without the consent of Congress. However, it is still unclear whether the White House can win in court if the Democrats challenge the president’s actions.
Trump is confident that the construction of the wall, which he spoke about from the first days of work at the White House, is necessary to ensure the safety of the United States. His opponents believe that the president exaggerates the danger of migrants from Central America who are seeking asylum in the country.