Amid renewed White House chatter about a government shutdown, President Donald Trump, on Thursday, will appear at a ceremony to sign H.R. 2 — the Agriculture Improvement Act (which has been commonly referred to as the Farm Bill).
The story, of course, will be the new threat from the president that no government funding measure which doesn’t include money for a Southern border wall.
“The President informed us that he will not sign the bill that came up from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told reporters on the White House lawn earlier Thursday afternoon. “The president said he will not sign this bill, so we’re going to go back and work on adding border security to this, also keeping the government open.”
The president’s renewed position on the wall came after heavy criticism from figures on the Right such as Rush Limbaugh. The conservative radio host informed his audience Thursday that Trump has gotten word to him that he plans to hold firm.
“The president has gotten word to me that he is either getting funding for the border or he’s shutting the whole thing down,” Limbaugh said.
Press will be in attendance at the bill signing, but it’s unclear whether Trump will take their questions.
The signing ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch above, via the White House.
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