Donald Trump has a history of threatening people. If someone hits him in any manner, he comes back 10 times harder. The Republicans do not even have to hit him, and he manages to keep them in line with mere threats. This was his biggest threat of all.
The man who used to lead the free world tweeted that he “had no problem” with a shutdown:
‘”If we don’t get border security, after many many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown,” Pres. Trump says.’
Members of the GOP know that POTUS can take them down with a mere tweet. What they do not seem to have realized was that should they stand as one or even half of one party, Trump would be far less successful.
The man sitting in the Oval Office has been wanting his wall across the southern border of the U.S. ever since he took his oath of office and throughout the campaign. Now, he has threatened the Republicans to either give him his wall, or he will shut down the government.
Trump’s shutdown would take place in October, right before the midterm elections. Should that happen, people would blame the Republicans, and it would be disastrous for their party.
Actually, a shutdown would hurt the president, too. If the Democrats took over the House, they would immediately begin hearings and possibly impeachment proceedings.
When Trump ripped babies and toddlers out of the arms of their mothers, who were seeking asylum from certain death, the Republicans quivered in their boots.
They have let the commander-in-chief run roughshod over the integrity of the Grand Old Party. If this was intended to be a game of chicken, Trump has had a lot more practice.
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