Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again'

Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again'

Even if he does veto the bill, he's not going to get a DACA-border wall deal in 24 hours; everyone, including the White House, agreed to punt that fight out of the budget battle weeks ago, and talks haven't progressed at all since.

We need leadership from the White House.

DAVID BROOKS, BYLINE: Good to be here.

Under the bill, just 33 miles of new barriers can be built and only using "bollard" fencing or levees, not the concrete prototypes Mr Trump has viewed in photo ops, reports the newspaper.

KEITH: I have no idea.

The threat appeared to contradict what his own staff was saying, including Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who told reporters on Thursday that while the administration had concerns about the bill, Trump would sign it. He said, let's cut to the chase. The overall sense among staffers was this - that this really wasn't a real threat, and they expected the president to sign the bill anyway.

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"Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we were able to accomplish on a number of priorities to the middle class and America, including infrastructure, education, opioids, mental health, and child care", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

The EU will negotiate on behalf of its member countries, the White House said. The tweet just stands out there alone as we try to find answers. NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell joins us from the Capitol now with more on today's drama. He urged the president to sign the bill.

KING: Done and dusted, right? And they've literally gotten on airplanes and gone home, or they've gone, you know - they're beginning trips overseas. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

KING: Well, if he does veto it, what - does that mean that the government shuts down?

In a Congress riven by partisan feuding, passage early Friday of the massive bill to fund the United States government through September was considered a rare achievement. Many House members are or were in NY at the funeral for Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who passed away last week. They could probably find a way through unanimous consent or some other thing.

Paul, who singlehandedly caused a brief shutdown last month by refusing to allow a quick vote ahead of a deadline, was on track to be the spoiler again, but he ultimately relented.

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President Donald Trump is flanked Friday by (from left) Defense Secretary James Mattis, Vice President Mike Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a. Maybe that's why he mentioned national security in the tweet in reference to the border wall, but that won't negate the fact that the omnibus has a big boost in military spending that will get delayed or suspended in a shutdown. And the border wall, which is desperately needed for our national defense, is not fully funded. We wanted to include them in the bill.

Two top level Arizona business leaders on Friday discussed the economic impact of "dreamers" in Arizona and the importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The decision is now tied up in court cases. It is continuing to go on.

The president was upset with the amount of money for his border wall, and he griped about a proposed tunnel between NY and New Jersey - a project beloved by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) - that Trump has ferociously tried to block as part of the negotiations.

Just before 9 a.m. Friday, Trump tweeted that he was "considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill", which some conservatives spent the morning railing against on one of the President's favorite TV shows, "Fox and Friends".

KING: Democratic responses have been pretty furious this morning.

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