President Trump will give remarks from the Rose Garden Friday afternoon about the ongoing government shutdown.
The President will make remarks regarding the shutdown in the Rose Garden today at 1:30pm. This will be an open press event.— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 25, 2019
The announcement comes just hours after the FAA confirmed flight delays at airports due to an inadequate number of air traffic controllers showing up for work.
On Thursday afternoon House Democrats left town without issuing any kind of negotiation to the White House and after voting against paying federal employees three times.
Yesterday President Trump said he is open to a number of options.
"We have a lot of alternatives. Honestly, we have, everybody, look, for the most part, people agree, when I say 'everybody,' I would say almost everybody agrees we have to have border security. We have to have a wall in order to have border security," Trump said. "We have a lot of alternatives. But we need border security."
Yesterday, Pres Trump said he could support a "reasonable" short term agreement to end the Government shutdown. He said he had "other alternatives," if funding for a border wall were not included.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 25, 2019
WH officials seem to think a deal to reopen the Govt today, with a continuing resolution, is possible. I put 1000 asterisks next to this sentence.— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 25, 2019