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Washington - Trump Says Democratic Party 'Hijacked'

Published on: January 17, 2019 12:03 PM
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Washington - President Donald Trump says the Democratic Party has been “hijacked” by those opposed to his plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as he seeks to turn up pressure on his political rivals over an ongoing partial government shutdown.

Speaking at the Pentagon on Thursday, Trump said the government remains shut down because congressional Democrats refuse to approve border security. He claims without evidence that Democrats in the House and the Senate are willing to negotiate with him to make a deal to reopen the government but “Speaker Pelosi will not let them negotiate.”

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Democrats have been largely unified in opposition to Trump’s border wall, which Trump is insisting on funding as a condition of reopening the government.

The shutdown is the longest ever, entering its 27th day Thursday.



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 Jan 17, 2019 at 12:18 PM shimonyehuda Says:

just like he and the extreme ultra Right took over the Republican Party!

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 Jan 17, 2019 at 01:01 PM Phineas Says:

Seems like Republicans have been hijacked. They passed a budget and now won't fight to have the President sign it. This is from party leadership that never seriously advocated for a wall until two years ago.

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 Jan 17, 2019 at 01:10 PM rachelw Says:

She is kowtowing to the new lefties for fear of losing clout with the raucous newcomers and raising their ire. Wants to remain relevant.

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 Jan 17, 2019 at 03:11 PM Anonymous Says:

The dem party has been hijacked by anti semites as well.

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 Jan 17, 2019 at 09:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Has somebody hijacked the party that used to stand for "family values" and against Federal deficits? Does the party leader's own lack of morality and need to cut taxes for the rich do away with these core GOP values from the past?

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 Jan 18, 2019 at 05:07 AM Shlomo-1 Says:

Reply to #3  
rachelw Says:

She is kowtowing to the new lefties for fear of losing clout with the raucous newcomers and raising their ire. Wants to remain relevant.

Except that in this case, the majority of Americans, ~60%, are against the $5.7B Wall

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