Transcript for Government shutdown enters Day 12
This government shutdown now reaches date 12800000. American workers affected so many of them waiting to go back to work thousands more may not get back pay. The president making it clear today that he is not budging he wants that five point six billion to build his border wall vowing to keep the government close quote as long as it takes. And then incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and democratic leaders arriving for their meeting with president trump today. And tonight when asked if she's willing to come up with some of the money for that wall she said no. Nothing for the wall Mary Bruce with what they just said before the cameras just a short time ago. As congressional leaders headed to the White House today president trump told reporters to brace for the long haul. Is a perfect. Could be a long time advocate they quickly could be a long time it's it's too important to subject. To walk away from date twelve of the shut down any impasse is only deepening the president digging in on his demand for five point six billion dollars to build is. When they say the wolves a moral. Well then you better got to do something about the Vatican says the Vatican. Has the biggest wall of the ball. The wall is immoral. Look at all of the countries that have walls. And they work a 100%. The effects of that shut down now literally piling up mountains of trash spotted on the National Mall. 800000. Government workers furloughed or working without pay. Even harder hit at least 2000 contract workers like janitors who may never get any of their back today. Still today the president publicly rejected a 2.5 billion dollar compromise proposed it Democrats by his own vice president. Eating less than 100 million dollars and I think we're I don't we're asking for five point six. And you know somebody said to put five. Well look. This is national security we're talking about Democrats made clear they aren't budging either they are now feeling the heat. It is not helping the president it is not helping the Republicans. To be the owners of this shut down or. Asking the president to open up government we are giving him a Republican. Path to do with that. Why would he not do it. I would enact. And. To close even walking away there Mary Bruce light on the hill although we did hear her say that we are offering the Republicans of pathway. The president says he won't budge on the wall Pelosi says no money for the wall so what's this path. Way well David I'm told by a source familiar with what happened in that meeting that the Democrats repeatedly pressed the president to see if he would at least commit to opening the agencies that are related to this immigration fight but David the president's only response. Quote I would look foolish. David welcome to 2019 Mary Bruce live on the hill thank you.
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