Incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney revealed over the long holiday weekend that President Trump is willing to negotiate over funding for border security.
Last week, President Trump asked Congress for $5.7 billion in border wall or fence funding. The House passed the measure and then Democrats in the Senate prompted a partial government shutdown by refusing to vote for the legislation.
During an interview with Fox News Sunday, Mulvaney said the White House has put a counter offer with a lower price tag on the table for Democrats.
At this point, Democrats are refusing to budge. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are sticking to their talking points and literally saying the same thing.
Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, he’s continuing the #TrumpShutdown just to please right-wing radio and TV hosts.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 24, 2018
President Trump reinforced his message of border security from the Oval Office on Christmas day.