President Donald Trump is disputing claims that the White House is in a state of ‘chaos’ and says he has a plan to end the shutdown that’s become in the longest in U.S. history.
Trump urged Democrats to return to Washington from their ‘vacations’ to end the 22-day shutdown.
‘I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is “chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan.” The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE,’ he tweeted Saturday morning.
‘In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me and I do have a plan on the Shutdown,’ he said.
‘But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!’ he added.
‘We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their “vacations” and get back to work. I am in the White House ready to sign!’ he wrote.
Trump’s Twitter spree started early Saturday morning where he mostly pressured Democrats to meet him, obstinately adding: ‘I am in the White House waiting for you!’
President Donald Trump launched a Twitter spree on Saturday morning, urging Democrats to come to Washington and end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history
Trump is defending the White House saying it is not in a state of ‘chaos’ in light of the government shutdown
He tweeted that contrary to reports, he has a plan to end the shutdown and get the government back on its feet, which includes his promised controversial wall
But the President said the humanitarian crisis at the border can’t be resolved until Democrats return from their ‘vacations’ and meet him at the White House to pass a bill
Then the president began to spew some statistics revealing arrests at the border are up 240 percent.
‘23% of Federal inmates are illegal immigrants. Border arrests are up 240%. In the Great State of Texas, between 2011 & 2018, there were a total of 292,000 crimes by illegal aliens, 539 murders, 32,000 assaults, 3,426 sexual assaults and 3000 weapons charges. Democrats come back!’ he wrote.
Trump argued that the federal crisis could be solved in a matter of minutes if Democrats would come to him.
‘Democrats could solve the Shutdown in 15 minutes! Call your Dem Senator or Congresswoman/man. Tell them to get it done! Humanitarian Crisis,’ he tweeted Saturday morning.
Last week Trump dedicated his first Oval Office address to rallying for his controversial border wall, demanding $5.7billion for the wall.
‘I am in the White House waiting for you!’ He urged Democrats to end the ‘horrible humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border’ on Saturday morning
He shared statistics claiming that border arrests were up 240 percent and that 23 percent of federal inmates are illegal immigrants
Trump mounted the pressure on Democrats saying they could resolve the government shutdown that’s left thousands of federal workers without paychecks in just 15 minutes
He claimed that illegal crossings at the border have led to a humanitarian and security crises at the Southern border.
However, according to an NPR fact check of his address, illegal border crossings in the last fiscal year (ending in September 2018) was actually lower than 2016 and 2014, with the number of illegal crossings peaking in 2000.
In his speech he claimed ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged with or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.
According to the fact check, the number is correct but is misleading because many of those migrants like committed solely immigration-related offenses rather than all violent crimes.
Trump claimed that illegal crossings at the border have led to a humanitarian and security crises at the Southern border. A migrant from Honduras passes a child to her father after he jumped the border fence to get into the U.S. side of San Diego, California from Mexico
A Mexican migrant holds a child as he jumps the border fence to enter San Diego, California from Tijuana, Mexico
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agenst pictured at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. According to Trump, border arrests are up 240 percent
The government officially partially shut down on December 22.
Federal workers began to feel the impact of the stand-still on Friday when some 800,000 workers missed their first paycheck.
The partial shutdown left 420,000 American workers to be force to work without pay and 380,000 to be furloughed.
TSA and customs and border protection agents are some of the thousands of workers were forced to work through the holiday without paychecks.
The shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday, setting a new record for the longest shutdown in history, surpassing the previous 21-day record set in late 1995, early 1996 during the Clinton administration.
Trump has been on a tweeting spree this weekend.
Early Saturday morning he launched a furious tirade after he read a New York Times report that revealed the FBI investigated him to determine whether he was a secret Russian agent after he fired FBI Director James Comey.
Trump tweeted on Saturday morning: ‘Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
President Donald Trump has fired back in a furious Twitter tirade Saturday after it was reported the FBI opened an investigation to determine whether he was a secret Russian agent in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey
Former FBI Director James Comey (C) speaks to the news media after a daylong closed door hearing at the US Capitol in Washington, DC in December 2018
He continued: ‘Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where she was interviewed on July 4th Weekend, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know anything (a lie).’
Citing unnamed former law enforcement officials, the New York Times reported on Friday that the FBI opened the combined criminal and counterintelligence probe in May of 2017.
‘The FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop.
‘…who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!
‘I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!
‘Lyin’ James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all disgraced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a number on your President. Part of the Witch Hunt. Remember the “insurance policy?” This is it!’
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani dismissed the alleged investigation as baseless, pointing out that no evidence has publicly emerged in the 20 months since to support the idea that Trump is a secret Russian agent.
‘The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing,’ Giuliani told the Times.