FOX24 - President Donald Trump is approaching his 100th day in office

  • FOX24 - President Donald Trump is approaching his 100th day in office

FOX24 - President Donald Trump is approaching his 100th day in office

That's according to Ray Starling, special assistant to the president on the issue.

"Politics is the art of compromise", the official said. They would be insane to capitulate, and not only because the politics of the issue favor them.

His pick for Secretary of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, was confirmed in the full Senate today.

President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday. Two people in the room described his comments to The Associated Press. If no deal is agreed on spending, parts of the federal government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. (0401 GMT) on Saturday. Trump will sign executive orders on energy and rural policies, meet with the president of Argentina and travel to Atlanta for a National Rifle Association event.

At that time, a Republican Congress was negotiating with a Democratic president. Mexican officials have refused, so the White House is seeking taxpayer money for the downpayment to begin construction.

That's what the White House tried.

"We're very confident we will come to an agreement by the end of Friday", Spicer said. Top aides will also fan out around the country to promote the administration. Another form of indirect payment is a reduction of Mexican aliens living in the United States, whose departure would reduce USA payments to families in Mexico and would also increase wages for Americans.

Spicer said the White House was playing host but not organizing the briefing.

Trump was kicking off Monday's lunch with ambassadors of countries on the U.N. Security Council when he asked the room if they liked Haley, the USA ambassador to the U.N. "I think we've made progress". Shutting down the government for even a day would be proof point #1 for Democrats to make the argument that Republicans are unsuited to lead.

He says he's long considered the organization an "underperformer". And you'll say, 'Please, please.

"I don't want to get ahead of those negotiations".

He adds that the country is "a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not".

But one White House official signaled on Monday that the President won't insist on funding for the wall in a spending bill to keep the government running past Friday.

Trump made the wall a major element of his presidential campaign, touting its ability to help curb the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States. Earlier Monday, Mr. Schumer had said the wall was a "nonstarter" for Democrats.

The two leaders' call came during the week leading up to next weekend's 100th day of Trump's presidency.

The Mexican government and many prominent Mexican leaders say they won't pay for the wall, but the US government has many means to extracting indirect payments, such as taxing illegal-aliens' money sent via banking systems to relatives in Mexico.

The battle offers the Republican president, whose approval ratings have slid since he took office, a chance to score his first big legislative win or to be mired in a Washington stalemate as he marks 100 days in the job on Saturday.

Trump tweeted a warning at Democrats on Sunday, saying: "ObamaCare is in serious trouble".

"The biggest obstacle to getting a deal here is figuring out exactly what they are going to do about the money for the border wall", she said.

Aides stressed on Sunday talk shows that funding a wall along the U.S.

While Reynolds expects a shutdown will be averted, Nathan L. Gonzales of Inside Elections said he is "not so sure there won't be a shutdown".

The New York Democrat says he speaks with Trump occasionally and said that "my advice to the president is to start keeping some of your promises".

Schumer asserted that Trump "seems to be in a little bubble with some very, very rich people". Republican aides in Congress said negotiations on a bill to fund the government from April 28 to September 30 were continuing, but they provided no timetable for unveiling legislation, or guarantees that such a bill could be passed.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California described a border wall as "immoral" and "expensive" when asked if there was any scenario in which Democrats would agree to money for a wall. She said that while Trump had promised during his campaign to build the barrier, "He did not promise that he would take food out of the mouths of babies" and cut programs for seniors, education and the environment to pay for it.