President Donald Trump praised U.S. Sen. Steve Daines early Friday after the Montana Senator suggested eliminating the filibuster in order to secure funding for a border wall.
On Twitter, the president thanked Daines “for being willing to go with the so-called nuclear option in order to win DESPERATELY NEEDED Border Security.”
Thank you @SteveDaines for being willing to go with the so-called nuclear option in order to win on DESPERATELY NEEDED Border Security! Have my total support.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Trump was responding to a Twitter post by Daines on Thursday evening:
House just passed a bill that fully funds government and enables @realDonaldTrump to secure our border/build the wall. Senate can do same by eliminating the filibuster. 51 votes, same as we do for judges!
— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) December 21, 2018
A partial government shutdown looms unless lawmakers and the president agree to a government funding bill by midnight Friday.