Donald Trump said he would be “proud” to shut down the government over funding for an unnecessary and ineffective border wall but then backed off his assertion that he would not sign a budget without the $5 billion he wants for that wall. However, he hasn’t forgotten the slight.
If he has “completely rebuilt” the military, no one was aware of it. That’s very much Trump, though. He claims victories for things he hasn’t done and denies the huge mistakes he makes and blames them on anyone but himself.
Somehow, Republicans in Congress have forgotten all about their fear of an inflated budget deficit and excess government spending once Trump moved to Washington, D.C. Healthcare reform was always too expensive and vital benefits to the poorest Americans, such as food stamps and housing, had to be sacrificed to curb some of that spending. Now, we have even more spending on the military, a tax cut for the very rich that added billions to the deficit, and the GOP supports Trump’s demands for $5 billion for a wall.
The majority of Americans do not want a government shutdown over the wall and don’t support any kind of funding for Trump’s wall. What the people want, however, means nothing to the president. He promised his rabid fanbase a wall and that’s what he wants to give them. Of course, he also promised Mexico would pay for that wall, but as it turns out, the American taxpayer would have to fund it.
Twitter certainly reflects that lack of support for a wall on the southern border. Read some of their comments below: