Trump Threatens To Keep Government Closed “For Months Or years”

President Trump on Friday confirmed that he told Democratic leaders he would be willing to keep the government closed for months or even years if they refuse to provide funding for his border wall with Mexico.

“I did, absolutely, I said that,” said the president, speaking with reporters after the morning meeting.

“I don’t think it will,” Trump added, “But I am prepared and I think I can speak for Republicans in the House and Republicans in the Senate. I hope it doesn’t go on even beyond a few more days. It really could open very quickly, I told them.”

Trump has directed Vice President Mike Pence, White House senior adviser (and his son-in-law) Jared Kushner and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to meet with the aides of top congressional leaders over the weekend to continue discussions on the shutdown impasse.

“We really cannot resolve this until we open up government, and we made that clear to the president,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) following the meeting – which Trump called “very productive.”

Around 25% of the federal government has been shut down for 14 days following Trump’s refusal to sign a spending package that did not include $5 billion he has requested for the wall.

On Thursday the House ignored Trump’s threat to veto any legislation without wall funding, passing two stopgap spending bills that would keep some parts of the government open as late as September.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed that Trump had agreed to direct his top aides to meet with Congressional aides over the weekend “to see if they can come up with an agreement to recommend back to us and to him and the various leaders.”

“The government couldn’t reopen until Tuesday anyway because we don’t have people here to vote,” McConnell told reporters in a statement at the Capitol.

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Update2: Trump defended the idea of a steel wall instead of using concrete, despite stating on Monday that the idea of a concrete wall was “NEVER ABANDONED.” Some other highlights from his long speech:

  • TRUMP SAYS HE MIGHT CONSIDER FREEZING RAISES FOR CABINET
  • TRUMP WANTS APPLE TO MAKE IPHONES, OTHER PRODUCTS IN U.S.
  • TRUMP SAYS APPLE SHOULD MAKE PRODUCTS IN U.S., NOT CHINA
  • TRUMP SAYS HE THINKS HE WILL MAKE A DEAL WITH CHINA
  • TRUMP SAYS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT APPLE, STOCK MARKET

Responding to a comment made by brand new Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) that she would help Democrats “impeach the motherfucker,” Trump said “I thought her comments were disgraceful…I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family.”

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https://www.infowars.com/trump-threatens-to-keep-government-closed-for-months-or-years/

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Alex Jones Warned of “October Surprise” Attacks on Media Months Ago

Alex Jones and Infowars repeatedly warned that the media would be targeted for attacks that would bolster that narrative that President Trump is inciting violence, specifically predicting that an attack on the media would occur in October exactly as has transpired.

Along with mail bombs sent to George Soros, the Clintons and several other Democrat-aligned public figures, a suspicious package addressed to former CIA director John Brennan caused the evacuation of CNN headquarters earlier today.

While always being careful to disavow violence, Alex Jones predicted that such attacks would happen on multiple occasions.

“They keep saying on CNN and MSNBC Trump’s going to cause violent attacks on the media when all he does is respond back to them and call them liars,” said Jones in an August 15 video.

“They’re either going to provocateur a crazy or they’re planning a false flag on themselves….now I’m sure….I think they’re planning a false flag against Big Tech or against CNN,” he added.

Jones also pointed out that the media repeatedly lied about him promoting the use of “battle rifles” against the media when in reality he was talking about self defense and home defense.

“I’m sure now that this is one of their big October surprises, to stage something, to provocateur something and blame it on me,” said Jones.

In the same video, Roger Stone also predicted that “false flag” attacks against the media would be blamed on Trump supporters and Jones.

In numerous monologues stretching back for almost three months, Jones tried to raise the alarm that incidents would occur to demonize Trump and his supporters as violent domestic terrorists.

Back on August 7, we even posted an article specifically telling people not to engage in violence against the media.

“Do NOT publicly harass Big Tech giants, the mainstream media or anyone else pushing mass censorship. Don’t do it. Just say no to violence,” we wrote.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-warned-of-october-surprise-of-attacks-on-media-months-ago/

Coincidence? Soros Invests in Tech Giants Months Before Infowars Banned

The firm of globalist billionaire George Soros invested millions in several tech giants just months before they underwent a coordinated purge of Infowars and Alex Jones.

“Soros Fund Management invested in major tech and social media companies in the second quarter,” Fox Business reported Wednesday.

“The family office of billionaire investor George Soros added stakes in Apple, Facebook and Twitter, while reducing stakes in Amazon and Google’s parent company, Alphabet.”

The notorious Nazi collaborator isn’t the only billionaire with a renewed interest in Big Tech.

“Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett revealed in a regulatory filing earlier this month that his firm bought billions of dollars of additional Apple stock in its most recent quarter,” Silicon Valley Business Journal reported.

Last week, Apple, Facebook, YouTube [Google], and Spotify all inexplicably banned Infowars from their platforms, with many others following suit days after, justified under the weak guise of flagging “hate speech.”

Additionally, Twitter suspended both Alex Jones’ and the Infowars twitter accounts this week for appealing to President Trump to take action on online censorship.

Is it a coincidence these same companies blacklisted Infowars – the sworn enemy of Soros – after the globalist kingpin got involved with them?

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.infowars.com/coincidence-soros-invests-in-tech-giants-months-before-infowars-banned/

Mexican kids held for months as punishment for border-crossing…. Under Obama

Last spring, as Central American children flooded into Texasin a way he had never seen in his three-decade career, Border Patrol agent Robert Harris decided to experiment.

His intelligence analysts estimated that 78 percent of the guides smuggling other migrants were Mexicans younger than 18 — teenagers often hired or conscripted by drug cartels that knew they would not be prosecuted if caught — and he wanted to attack this loophole.

“Why don’t we remove these juveniles from the smuggling cycle?” Harris, the outgoing commander of the Laredo sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, recalled thinking.

Now, as a result of that decision, young Mexicans are being held for months without charge in shelters across the United States, sometimes without their parents’ knowledge. Since the program began in May, 536 juveniles have been held — 248 of whom have been deported to Mexico after an average stay of 75 days, according to Border Patrol statistics. Mexican authorities say some of these repeat border-crossers have spent as much as six months in U.S. custody while they await an appearance before an immigration judge.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexican-kids-held-for-months-as-punishment-for-border-crossing/2015/03/10/311d319a-b2f2-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html

Merkel Gets Backing for Fourth Term After Months of Suspense

Germany’s Social Democrats agreed to prolong their unpopular ruling coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, ending a period of political uncertainty unprecedented in the country’s recent history.

The vote lifted the last hurdle for Ms. Merkel to start her fourth, and likely last, term as leader of Europe’s largest economy nearly half a year after an inconclusive general election left the country without a clear ruling majority.

The cliffhanger vote among just 460,000 SPD members kept the political establishment on tenterhooks for weeks, as the left-leaning party split on whether to enter their third alliance with Ms. Merkel following their worst post-World War II election result last September.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/merkel-gets-backing-for-fourth-term-after-months-of-suspense-1520153473

North Korea “months away” from ability to hit U.S….

North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that fooled no one.

In a diplomatic showdown at a U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, North Korea responded by blaming Washington for escalating confrontation, saying it was deploying nuclear assets including aircraft carriers near the divided peninsula and was considering a pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://news.trust.org/item/20180206115222-xhu2b