Chaffetz: Short-Term Spending Bill Was a 'Pretty Savvy Move' By Trump
Bill keeps government open until Feb. 15.
Trump signed the bill Friday that ended the longest partial government shutdown in history and will also keep the government open until Feb. 15.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2019
"It was a pretty savvy move," Chaffetz said on Fox & Friends, adding that he has "total confidence" in Trump. "Getting to yes means getting rid of all of the objections."
Chaffetz said that, over time, the president's ongoing battle with Democrats over border security will show that top Democrats have no plan.
"It's gonna force their members to stop hiding and to go into this conference committee -- which is the way it's supposed to work -- and actually talk about this and eventually get a border wall," he said.
He said that the longer the issue of border security is discussed, "the more the president wins."
I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
He also slammed Congress for being "dysfunctional" and said the power of Pelosi's fundraising is driving Democrats.
"It's also the resistance movement, who says 'no, no, no' to everything Donald Trump [says]," Chaffetz said. "But the president, I think, has actually been very tempered for this."
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