Trump unlikely to spend Christmas in Mar-a-Lago if shutdown continues

With the Senate’s inability to get wall funding passed, Christmas plans for the Trumps have changed.

It’s certain to be a particularly disappointing development for Donald Trump Jr.’s new girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was planning to join the president and his family for their traditional holiday gathering at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Now, President Donald Trump apparently will remain in Washington for the foreseeable future, most likely missing out on spending the holiday with his family.

First lady Melania Trump and son Barron departed for Florida Saturday.

No Christmas for You

While the rest of the country is ramping up its Christmas activities, Trump is going to keep his nose to the grindstone.

After the House passed legislation that would include $5 billion for the border wall, the Republican-controlled Senate let the president down.

In the hopes the Senate can somehow put together a passable budget, the president has decided to remain in Washington so he can sign it as soon as it is ready.

Unfortunately for Kimberly Guilfoyle, that means her much-anticipated first Christmas with the president is not going to take place.

The Delay

The one final piece of legislation on the books before the end of the year is a temporary spending bill to keep the government operational.

While roughly 75 percent of the funding has already been approved, the remainder hangs in the balance dependent upon the border wall funding.

President Trump had previously hinted he was going to take a proposed bill with a little more than one billion in funding approved, but he changed course at the last second.

There is little doubt Trump realized that once Democrats take over in Congress, he has absolutely no chance of seeing a penny for the border wall.

That being the case, he decided to stand tall and put it all on the line in the hopes the Senate would be able to pass legislation that will include most, if not all, of the money needed for the wall.

As of midnight Friday night, a portion of the government shut down.

However, the Senate has remained in Washington, as has the president, in the hopes of getting something on the Resolute Desk before Christmas Day.

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Hopefully, our representatives will be able to get the job done and everyone can enjoy the holiday.

If not, not only will Christmas be ruined, but conservatives will be in for a miserable New Year with Democrats in control of the House.

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