"If the country shuts down, which could very well be", he said, "the worst thing is what happens to our military".
Trump said in a Thursday morning tweet that he does not want the spending plan under development in the House to include a six-year reauthorization of CHIP. "Congress should remain in session with no recess until we work out a long-term bipartisan budget deal that addresses all issues", Kaine and Warner said in a joint statement.
In that Tweet, the president said, "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!". 'He fully supports what we're bringing to the floor today'. To offset a potential shutdown, Republicans have proposed a stop-gap measure to keep the doors open until February 16.
Then, President Trump then offered his two cents on Twitter.
Just yesterday, the White House said it supported the passage of a short-term measure to fund the government, although it wasn't ideal.
Trump said then that a shutdown "could happen" and 'it's up to the Democrats'.More news: Outraged African countries seek Trump's apology
The remarks come one day before the government reaches its final day of funding.
It was not clear on Thursday whether Trump understood that his administration had backed the renewal less than 24 hours before.
Transcript- President Trump appears resigned to a government shutdown unless there is a significant increase in military spending. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said earlier in the week that he would vote for a short-term continuing resolution.
For Democratic budget negotiators, ignoring a DACA fix is a deal-breaker which leads to the greater possibility of a government shutdown Friday. Senate Republican leaders were working through scenarios that could force Democrats up for re-election in 2018 to take politically challenging votes for days after the missed deadline.
The controversy sparked over the Republicans' plan to convince the Democrats to vote for a spending bill without a deal on immigration, simply including a six-year extension of CHIP.
In an email to his colleagues obtained by POLITICO, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled that he is preparing for a potential shutdown. National security operations would continue.More news: Weather warning: Snow and ice across region
The group's leader, Representative Mark Meadows, said on Wednesday evening that while his members disliked the deal, the chances for a shutdown 'are very unlikely because no one wants one'. "Take care of our Military, and our Country, FIRST!"
'This is like giving you a bowl of doggy doo, put a cherry on top and call it a chocolate sundae.
Blakely also said that a shutdown could produce externalities that would impede the military in the long term, like a loss of morale, basic workplace disruptions, and senior management preemptively planning for a shutdown - some of which she said could have already started to occur. 'We wanted 10 years.
The plans serve in part as a threat to Democrats who have grown increasingly willing to keep McConnell from the 60 votes he would need to pass a short-term funding bill and avoid a shutdown. "[Military leaders] nearly line by line person by person function by function go through whats an excepted activity and whats not according to the guidelines put out by the office of the Secretary of Defense".
Sanders said Thursday that the short-term resolution was "not our first choice" but the White House would support it. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, already threatening to vote against a short-term spending bill, McConnell may need even more than nine Democrats to get the House's version of the bill across the finish line in the Senate.More news: Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'