After 35 days, President Trump has yielded to political pressure and backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks – that deal doesn’t include any of the money he’s been demanding for the US-Mexico border wall.
Trump insists this doesn’t mean he’s given up on the wall – and still has available to him a ‘very powerful alternative’ way of getting it built.
He plans to lease the entirety of the border to Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct – who have agreed to build a chain of interlinked stores that runs from coast to coast.
Some 800,000 civil servants missed another payday on Friday amid the five-week closure of about a quarter of the federal government.
Mike Ashley assured the President that any federal workers that suffered hardship or lost their jobs during the shutdown would be offered zero hours contracts at Sports Direct retail stores or warehouses along the border, as will the majority of the people seeking entry.
The visa system will be getting a radical overhaul, too. Anyone wishing to pass across the Sports Direct border will find it necessary to purchase a baseball cap or pair of shorts. And will receive a free oversized mug if they apply online.