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Tags: Trump Administration | chris christie | senate | house | wall | border

Christie: Executive Action on Wall Would be 'Jump Ball'

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Ron Jenkins/AP)

By    |   Monday, 04 February 2019 12:23 PM

The possibility that President Donald Trump could use an executive order to force the border wall funding issue is a real "jump ball" in terms of legal strategy and whether the courts will back him, but another shutdown "is not going to happen," ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday.

"I don't think Republicans in the Senate would allow it to happen even if the president wanted it to," Christie told CNN's "New Day" about a second shutdown. "I don't think he will do that because it's not practical and (won't) get him what he wants."

Christie, though, said both sides will have to give something up to make a deal.

"I worked with a Democratic legislature for eight years," Christie said. "What I learned was in a tough negotiation, everyone's got to win. If everybody doesn't win something, then it damages the relationship going forward, and you never get anything done."

Meanwhile, the shutdown was a "failure," said Christie, and if another one happens, the Democrats will own more of it, but still both sides will take a hit.

"So, I think there's going to be one of two alternatives," said Christie. "They're going to come to a deal by Friday, or if they don't, they'll have a funding deal that's going to continue to move forward for some length of time, and the president's probably going to go for a national emergency."

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The possibility that President Donald Trump could use an executive order to force the border wall funding issue is a real "jump ball" in terms of legal strategy and whether the courts will back him, but another shutdown "is not going to happen," Chris Christie said Monday.
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