Donald Trump is heading to Camp David where he will hold talks and “strategize” with senior White House staff about the partial government shutdown. Before departing the White House, he took questions from reporters and damaged his call for border security, while also issuing threats to go around Congress to try and get his wall.
NBC News White House Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell asked Trump, “Can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?” to which he answered, ”I can relate. And I’m sure the people on the receiving end will make adjustments. Many of those people agree 100% with what i’m doing.”
My question to the president, “Can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?” Pres. Trump:”I can relate…”. Watch: pic.twitter.com/WJCBHZQ15x
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) January 6, 2019
Trump can relate to not being able to pay bills because he has stiffed contractors and workers for their work to grow his businesses. In a sense, he’s never had to worry about paying his bills because he just doesn’t pay them.
Trump also threatened to declare a national emergency because he does not think talks will result in “anything happening.” If he does not get “border security,” he is threatening to “declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen on the next few days.”
NEW: Pres. Trump speaks to possibility of declaring a national emergency ahead of meetings with senior White House staff at Camp David: "I may declare a national emergency dependent on what's going to happen on the next few days." https://t.co/n7cpFSlMwt pic.twitter.com/0hRQco62jA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2019