Trump prepares to cave and reopen the government: reports
President Donald Trump is preparing to give in to Democrats' demands to reopen the government with a continuing resolution for a short period of time on Friday, according to multiple reports.
White House reporters prepared for a press conference to be held in the Rose Garden while these reports multiplied.
Earlier in the day, cancellation of flights at Laguardia Airport, apparently as a result of the federal government shutdown, sparked speculation that lawmakers and the administration might soon be motivated to reopen the government.
ABC News said:
Pres. Trump expected to announce proposal to temporarily reopen government, according to congressional and White House sources.
Sources cautioned that the deal is "not locked in."
The Wall Street Journal said that the plan to reopen the government would not include any funding for the border wall, Trump's reason for shutting down the government.
Major Garrett of CBS news reported: "Senior administration officials expect [Trump] to endorse short-term funding bill to reopen government in next hour. Final details being worked out in WH convos now. Unclear if 2 or 3 weeks. Border debate will continue. Stress on Govt systems was increasing."
According to the Drudge Report, senior administration officials said that a deal to end the shutdown has been reached.
Politico reporter Eliana Johnson said: "Told Trump will announce a three-week CR BUT that things still remain very much in flux. That said at least some Hill aides are preparing their bosses to respond to this overture from the president."