WASHINGTON | Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’
WASHINGTON—January 19, 2019—In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall.
But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a “non-starter.”
With polls showing a majority of Americans blaming him and Republicans for the impasse, Trump said from the White House that he was there “to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the southern border.”
Hoping to put pressure on Democrats, the White House billed the announcement as a major step forward.