According to Bloomberg, President Donald Trump said he will make a “major announcement” Saturday on the government shutdown and his demand that Congress fund a border wall.
Trump has previously said he’s considering declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and fund the wall. The president hasn’t budged from his demand that Congress spend $5.7 billion this year on a border wall even as the partial shutdown entered its 28th day on Friday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say whether Trump would declare an emergency at his announcement, which he said would be at 3:00 p.m. in Washington. “I’m not going to get ahead of the president,” she said.
Who knows exactly what he will say, but if its good news expect the rally in stocks to continue…
As a follow up according to Bloomberg, President Donald Trump “major announcement” on Saturday will include a proposal to extend protections for so-called Dreamers for three years, in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for border security, said a person familiar with the proposal.
As well as protections for Dreamers, young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the plan would also extend the visas for Temporary Protection Status holders, though it’s unclear for how long.
Trump’s concessions, expected to be outlined in a speech at 4 p.m. on Saturday, are aimed at getting Democrats back to the negotiating table in a bid to end a partial government shutdown now into its fifth week. A stock market boner could be on the horizon!