World Asia 26 Dec 2018 Donald Trump says, ...

Donald Trump says, ‘I am all alone’ as strife grows

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 26, 2018, 2:15 am IST
Updated Dec 26, 2018, 2:15 am IST
Says ‘waiting’ for Democrats to negotiate end of shutdown.
US President Donald Trump speaks with members of the five branches of the military by video conference on Christmas Day on Tuesday, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two groups in Bahrain. 	— AP
 US President Donald Trump speaks with members of the five branches of the military by video conference on Christmas Day on Tuesday, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two groups in Bahrain. — AP

Washington: Bored at the White House on Christmas Eve, a lone Donald Trump spent the day slamming his critics, as the government entered its third day of partial shutdown initiated by a rift with Democrats over the President’s long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.

President Trump, who has cancelled his trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Monday, said he was “all alone” in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come to the negotiating table to end the partial government shutdown.

 

Through a series of tweets and pictures, Trump showed he was working hard while the opposition Democratic lawmakers were in their homes celebrating Christmas.

“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security,” Trump tweeted on Monday.

Trump wants the Democrats to fund for a border wall to stop illegal immigrants from entering the US. Democrats have refused his demands for $5 billion in funding for his border wall in a standoff that resulted in a partial government at midnight on Friday. “At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our country more money than the border wall we are all talking about. Crazy!” Trump said.

 

Several hours later, Trump tweeted, “I am in the Oval Office and just gave out a 115-mile-long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas. We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of dollars, and lives, will be saved!” he said.     

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