President Trump is not budging on the funding for The Wall. What do YOU think of that?
In mid-December when President Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) and the presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) in the Oval Office, there was much chatter about border security including funding The Big, Beautiful Wall along the Southern border. In this bipartisan move, Chancy (that’s Chuck and Nancy,) used the phrase ‘Trump Shutdown’ and was putting a partial government shutdown all on Trump and the Republicans. The sticking point for funding is the Senate, where, although the Republicans hold the majority, they couldn’t get the funding bill passed because they’d need 10 Democrat votes.
Watch the contentious meeting here:
Chuck Schumer had the audacity to tell the President that ‘elections have consequences’. Really? Then fund the damned Wall, Chuck! Republicans were elected — including this President — by millions of Americans that want border security including a big, beautiful Wall. So, there’s that.
Just ten days after this meeting, The House passed $5M in spending for The Wall. Just as President Trump said, the bill will still not pass the Senate.
The partial government shutdown began on Friday, December 21 and it looks like neither side is willing to budge.
The Media(D) has decided that this firm stance by President Trump shows his ‘weakness’ as a leader and his inability to get anything done.
In remarks to reporters after a Christmas Day video conference with US troops Trump said:
“I can’t tell you when the government is going to reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to reopen until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like to call it. I’ll call it whatever they want, but it’s all the same thing. It’s a barrier from people pouring into the country, from drugs.”
“If you don’t have the wall, then we’re just not opening.”
Trump also said that thousands of workers being furloughed due to the shutdown want the wall to be built.
“Many of those workers have said to me, communicated, stay out until you get the funding for the wall. These federal workers want the wall,” Trump told reporters.
The truth is that the shutdown has been caused by disagreements among Republicans who still control all branches of the federal government. Trump’s demands are just more political posturing, and show that he is a weak leader, unable to get anything done. After Democrats take control of the House on January 3rd we can expect this situation to get only worse.
It’s true that there is division within the Republican Party — there are the Conservatives and the Squishes. The Squishes don’t want to lose votes and want to virtue signal their hatred of all things Trump, so they’re siding with Democrats. It’s truly bizarre.
What do you think? Should Trump stand his ground on the Border Wall funding, or should he give in and end the government shutdown?
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