U.S. shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise'

U.S. President Trump makes remarks to the media as he prepares to depart the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC on Jan. 19 2019. It is expected he is to announce later on the same day that he will exchange protection for DACA children for

U.S. President Trump makes remarks to the media as he prepares to depart the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC on Jan. 19 2019. It is expected he is to announce later on the same day that he will exchange protection for DACA children for

But Pence says in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that he's still optimistic the plan will gain traction after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings it to the Senate floor on Tuesday.

The source said Trump does not plan to declare a national emergency along the U.S. -Mexico border, a step he threatened to take earlier in his struggle with Congress over the shutdown triggered by his wall-funding ultimatum.

But anti-immigrant voices also attacked Trump's offer as tantamount to amnesty for the undocumented - a toxic concept for many conservatives.

"We voted for Trump and got Jeb!" she said, in a reference to Trump's 2016 rival, Jeb Bush. "She is so petrified of the "lefties" in her party that she has lost control.And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting!"

The president has not budged on his demand for $5.7bn in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, a request Democrats oppose.

Referring to new groups of immigrants now moving north toward the U.S. border, Trump said that "if we had a wall we wouldn't have a problem". Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!

President Donald Trump is at the halfway mark in his presidency but is presiding over a shutdown now entering its 30th day. "100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals".

The target of Mr Trump's anger was a statement released by Ms Pelosi anticipating - and rejecting - the concessions before they were made.

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Democrats dismissed Trump's proposal even before his formal remarks.

He tweeted: "No. Amnesty is not part of my offer".

He proposed $800 million for humanitarian assistance and $805 million for drug detection technology, in addition to funding for 2,750 more border agents and law enforcement officials and 75 new immigration judge teams.

Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner, along with Vice President Mike Pence, had led the efforts build the plan Trump announced on Saturday, according to three people familiar with White House thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly. The president said he would give protection for young people brought to the country illegally as children - also known as "Dreamers" - and also extend it to those with temporary protected status after fleeing countries affected by natural disasters or violence.

President Donald Trump says he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.

In a video posted on his Twitter feed late Friday, Trump said both sides should "take the politics out of it" and "get to work" to "make a deal".

In his response, Trump chastised Pelosi, saying she has lost her authority over the Democrats, as the shutdown reached its 30th day-the longest in US history. CNN's Jake Tapper pressed her on whether those positions - which she now calls Trump "racist" for holding - meant she was racist at the time. Democrats also want Trump to reopen government before talks can start. The money would be added to spending bills, largely negotiated between the House and Senate, which the House plans to vote on next week.

The "Dreamers", who are mostly Latin American, are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump's proposal also includes a three-year extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that now lets people from certain countries stay in the United States if they left their homes to escape wars, disasters, or "other extraordinary and temporary conditions". DACA and TPS were programs previously targeted by the Trump administration, despite bipartisan criticism.

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