Trump prepared to go to mat for wall funding

Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during demonstrations outside Trump's campaign-like rally in Phoenix on Tuesday

The president also met with Border Patrol officials in Arizona this week and has warned Congress that he could let the federal government shut down if they do not approve funding for one of his key campaign promises - the border wall.

A Republican president threatening a Republican Congress with a shutdown is a political rarity like the total eclipse much of the nation experienced the same day Trump made his statement.

A poll in April, after Trump made similar noise about a government shutdown, found that nearly two-thirds of voters agreed that funding a Mexican border wall was "not important enough to prompt a shutdown".

The Wall Street Journal urges Republicans to "protect themselves from any Trump undertow in 2018" by abandoning the winning issues President Trump campaigned on.

Tweeted Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.: "Trump threatens to shut down the government unless we vote to put taxpayers on the hook for a wall he promised Mexico would pay for. Whether it can be improved and how it works, that's a discussion we'll have on an ongoing basis", Ryan said.

Congress must raise the debt ceiling by mid-October to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its obligations.

While Trump confined most of his attacks on McCain to the senior senator's vote against a Republican health care plan earlier this summer, the president took after Flake by name on Wednesday, calling him "weak on borders."

The president talked about creating more jobs under his administration, along with addressing immigration and the border wall. In Trump's view, it makes him look like a strong leader who is willing to stand up against a weak Congress.

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The way Trump wins here is for everyone else to lose.

And Trump's administration hasn't helped mitigate the party politics. On top of those votes, however, if lawmakers combine the debt limit and the continuing resolution into one legislative vehicle, Republicans will likely need substantial support from Democrats to pass the bill.

But outside of Trump rallies, polls show significant majorities of Americans oppose spending money on a border wall.

Ryan knows that a government shutdown will hurt Republicans, because they control all the power levers in Washington.

The president is back on the Twitter, saying this about the Senate majority leader: "The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!"

The president told the audience the Democrats were "putting all of America's safety at risk" by trying to block a government spending bill required to fund construction of the border wall.

A promise congress will have until the end of September to fulfill. At his campaign rally, Trump seemed to dare Democrats to block funding for the wall. The government only defaults if it fails to make that interest payment, and we have more than enough money to make that payment.

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