I told the president, we, Democrats, were willing to fund the military at the highest levels in history. I reluctantly put his wall request for the southern border on the table, it was his request. We left the meeting having agreed to try for a short term CR that would keep everyone at the negotiating table for a few more days.
The President suggested, let's do it by Tuesday night. Then a few hours later, they called back again. Well, we're going to need this, this, this, this in addition. Things, it was General Kelly, that they knew were far, far right and off the table.>> I would look at it as progress, the fact Democrats are now willing to accept funding for border security and physical barriers.
That is a step forward, as well there's some areas where we have given some ground, which is they want a broader definition of that DACA population. To me, that is progress. All the more reason as to, if we're making progress, why are we shutting down the government?