The 35-day long government shutdown has finally come to a temporary end with President Donald Trump and Democrats coming to a temporary ceasefire.
Tensions were high between both camps as President Trump wanted funding for his border wall while the Democrats didn’t want to have to allocate all of $5 billion to the project.
The ensuing standoff led to a government shutdown that started in December and ran all the way till now with hundreds of thousands of Federal employees affected in the process.
An elated President announced the deal at a Press conference: “I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,”
Over the next three weeks both parties will try to resolve their differences and come to some sort of consensus, the absence of which Trump claims will lead him to use “a very powerful tool” to get his way.
“If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shutdown on February 15th again or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency. We will have great security,”