Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt: Trump Administration Looking for Border Wall Deal to ‘Save Face’
President Donald Trump invited members of the White House Press Corps into a meeting of his Cabinet Wednesday and spoke at length about the $5 billion he has requested for border wall funding, the legislative stalemate of which has led to an 11-day government shutdown.
Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt appeared with Julie Banderas for instant analysis given the political conundrum in which the White House finds itself. In his esteem, Trump in is in a difficult spot and “has to decide what he’s willing to give up, what he’s willing to do in order to end the shutdown.”
Noting that “this is the first day where the shut down is going to start to have much more real consequences and we’re talking about the earning power of nearly a million workers,” Stirewalt expressed concern for people about to deal with consequences for “citizens trying to use the government…consequences start to stack up in a more consequential way.”
As such, Stirewalt made the point that “the Trump administration is looking for a way to do a deal so the president can save face here. As soon as Nancy Pelosi takes over as speaker in earnest, the Democrats will start turning the pressure up from the house.”
Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.
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