WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reports spread via the Drudge Report Friday that the longest government shutdown in history may end today with a temporary reopening of the government with no concession on border wall funds from Democrats.
““SOURCE: SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT REACHED,” the Drudge headline blared. “ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR 1 PM.”
“GOVT TO REOPEN ‘TEMPORARILY’,” it added.“
President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a press conference this afternoon.
From The Hill:
“The White House has repeatedly refused to officially confirm anything, but preparations are being made for some kind of announcement in the Rose Garden. A riser has been set up, ropes put in place, and a TelePrompter has been placed facing the Oval Office.
Pressure to reach a deal increased on Republicans and the White House Thursday after several GOP senators pressed Vice President Pence to end the shutdown during a closed-door luncheon.
Later, six GOP senators voted for a stopgap measure to reopen the government.
On Friday, flights were temporarily halted at New York’s La Guardia Airport because of staffing issues related to the shutdown.”
You can watch the President Trump’s live comments on the rumored deal here.