Trump is adamant: ‘No concession’ to Democrats in shutdown feud

January 26, 2019 GMT

President Trump hit back Friday night at people who accused him of “caving” on his border wall, saying he made no concessions in agreeing to a deal with Democrats to reopen the government.

“I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!′

The deal reopens the government until Feb. 15, while lawmakers negotiate funding for the Department of Homeland Security and the border barriers that Mr. Trump is requesting. About 800,000 federal workers will get paid again as a result.


Some conservatives accused the president of backing down in his 35-day battle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Trump is a broken man,” said pro-Trump internet personality Mike Cernovich. “It’s over for him.”

The president has warned that he could shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Democrats don’t agree to fund border barriers.