The government is set to shut down just at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning. However, earlier this week Democrat and Republican negotiators had come to a bipartisan agreement in order to keep the government open, while providing, at last count, $1.4B for Trump’s wall.
Ever since that agreement was reached, the big question was: will President Trump sign it? There has been plenty of guessing; some saying Trump will most definitely sign it and others saying there is absolutely no chance of him putting his name on that piece of paper.
Well, now it appears that we have our answer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the floor of the Senate Thursday that Trump will, in fact, sign the bill in order to keep the government open and will also declare a national emergency.
.@senatemajldr: "I've just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump…he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time." pic.twitter.com/iukGKjmoZ8
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 14, 2019
Also, during his remarks McConnell mentioned that he would sign the emergency declaration.