President Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically

President Donald Trump flanked by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Senator Jeff Flake and Senator Deb Fischer speaks to reporters prior to a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House in Washington

Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington on November 13. Trump reportedly believes a shutdown would be good for him and has told friends he would blame Democrats if the government did shut down, according to the Post.

President Trump has told advisers in recent days that a government shutdown could benefit him politically, according to The Washington Post.

He's more anxious about trying not to look "like the chump in the deal", according to one source, than whether Congress can actually get their shit together enough to pass a semblance of a budget come December 8. Now, the latest strategy includes passing two short-term funding bills or "continuing resolutions" to keep the government running at current levels until a bigger spending deal is reached.

GOP leaders on Friday morning floated a spending plan that would keep government services operating for two weeks beyond a December 8 deadline, buying time to negotiate a longer-term agreement with Democrats.

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USA policy, he said, is "to deny North Korea the capability to hit America with a nuclear-tipped missile. However, he added: "It is impossible for us not to condemn the provocations by our American colleagues".

"The letter Main Street members are working on is to show their strong support for solving the DACA issue and that we believe the House should address it now, rather than later", said Rep. Rodney Davis, chairman of the Republican Main Street Caucus. And instead of luxuriating through the holidays (assuming the tax bill is done) before things get serious in January, GOP leaders could be fighting a two-front battle on spending against Democrats and defense hawks, even as other Americans are enjoying the holidays. We want to make sure our military is funded.

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., another Freedom Caucus member, said he's opposed to a short-term spending bill, "If it's a two week plan and we go and do an orgy of spending that throws Christmas tree stuff on the bill". The timeline was still being debated, but conservatives said they wanted to make sure the next spending deadline isn't until the new year. "That's why we invited [Democrats] over to have a conversation about a deal", said Short. "We have no resolve on CHIP, we have no resolve on the Dreamers, so without any of that resolved, why, why would I vote for an extension?"

A number of rank-and-file Democrats have said they will not approve any spending bill that doesn't grant a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrant Dreamers, and have imposed an end-of-year deadline for approving such a bill.

Dent acknowledged that Democrats "have a lot of leverage". "I get it, they have leverage", he said.

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