Trump meet with Democrats on shutdown

American President Donald Trump headed on Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border to push his demand for a wall, a day after he walked out of negotiations with Democrats in a political crisis paralysing the government.

Mr. Trump Said on Border security
“We need border security,” Mr. Trump told journalists before boarding the Marine One helicopter. The Texas trip gives Mr. Trump yet another high-profile stage to push his wall plan, following a national television address on Tuesday and his drama-filled abandonment of talks with Democratic opponents on Wednesday.

● “If you don’t have a steel barrier or a wall of some kind — strong, powerful — you are going to have human trafficking, you are going to have drugs pouring across the border, you're going to have... the gangs coming in,” he said outside the White House. But Democrats say the wall would not solve real U.S. immigration problems and is being promoted as a gimmick to satisfy the President’s right-wing base.

Critical Decision
Mr. Trump repeated his threat that if the Democrats don’t back down, he will declare a national emergency to give himself authority to go around Congress. “If we don’t make a deal, I think it would be very surprising to me” not to declare a national emergency, he said. “I’m not prepared not to do that yet, but if I have to, I will. I have no doubt about it.”

President Donald Trump also Cancels Davos trip
He also cancelled his upcoming trip to the annual international conference at Davos.
#Twitter :- “I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum,” he said in a tweet.

● On Wednesday, Mr. Trump invited Democratic leaders to the White House and began by asking if they would approve the wall in exchange for him ending the government shutdown. When the Democrats said no, he walked out. “A total waste of time,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

● Chuck Schumer, the #top Democrat in the Senate, said that Mr. Trump “sort of slammed the table,” then “got up and walked out.” Mr. Trump disputed that, saying “I didn’t pound the table. That is a lie.”

● In Texas, aid workers said people crossing the border do not present the menace that Mr. Trump claims. “The truth is that a great number of percentage of people entering our country, asking to come in to the country, are not criminals: they are families, children, mothers, who really are asking for protection,” said Sister Norma Pimentel, head of the Catholic Humanitarian Respite Center (CHRC) in McAllen, Texas.

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