KEITH: That ridiculous situation, it seems, was the government funding bill, which three minutes into his remarks and 4 1/2 hours after that veto threat tweet, Trump announced he had already signed.
If someone wondered why the slowness and delay of Congress to reach an agreement on the spending bill, here is your answer.
Then, late yesterday, Trump announced via tweet that he was replacing his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, with former US ambassador to the United Nations and more recently Fox News contributor John Bolton, who shortly after the announcement was interviewed on Fox. They just fought every single inch of the way.
Student Lizbeth Huitzil, 19, who arrived from Mexico 14 years ago, said she felt let down by the president "blaming another party, when it's he who can make a decision" on supporting a DACA fix. And we wanted to include DACA in this bill. Trump's presidential campaign made building a wall a signature issue, the candidate repeatedly promising that Mexico would pay for it. The 2,232-page bill was released to lawmakers hours before it passed the House and Senate on Thursday, a day before the shutdown deadline. However, based on this morning's tweets, Trump doesn't appear to be happy with the Omnibus Spending Bill. He wrote around 9 a.m. he was "considering" vetoing the omnibus bill passed overnight because it does not address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which he himself targeted for expiration, nor fully fund his proposed southern border wall.
But there was a brief drama that threatened to keep the chamber from voting when Senator James Risch, an Idaho Republican, objected that one of the provisions in the piece of legislation renamed a wilderness preserve in his state for his political rival Cecil Andrus, a Democratic governor and secretary of the Interior under president Jimmy Carter.
Trump has been increasingly frustrated with media coverage of the bill, spurred on by conservative Republican lawmakers and other critics who had spent recent days calling the president, inciting him, and making their cases loudly on cable news shows Trump is known to watch.
Spotted in the West Wing on Friday by CNN shortly after Trump's tweet, Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, struck an assured tone when asked if the government would shut down over Trump's veto threat.
The bill's $1.6bn for border security is not authorized to be used on the wall prototypes Trump recently viewed in California.
The giant spending bill, though, expires September 30, and another funding measure will be needed.
But Trump was reportedly furious over the $1.6 billion allocated for border security, a paltry sum compared to the $25 billion he'd wanted. First, Trump added a new lawyer to his legal team dealing with the special counsel investigation who was a regular on Fox News.
"We have a lot money coming to the border, and it will be coming over a period of time", he said.
The source says the men spoke - as they had earlier in the week, when Ryan dashed to the White House to brief the president about the package - about all the wins in the bill, especially for the military. "If you want to think that you're getting a wall, you just think it and sign the bill".