It is too bad that Donald Trump does not understand how the government is working. He claimed that the Democrats shut off the money spigot to keep him from getting his wall. What the president should know is that the Republicans have held the House, the Senate, and the presidency. They could have managed to get a Trump wall. The president sent out an early morning tweet filled with double meanings.
Some Republicans have been saying that Trump’s wall is a metaphor. POTUS has not said that. However, this tweet referred to “Border Security” and “a Strong and Secure Southern Border!” Did he mean a metaphor?
‘The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall. So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security – and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern Border!’
Of course, Trump was lying about the money. The Democrats allowed $1.3 billion for border security. That was a good beginning. If the great deal-maker could have thrown in DACA (children brought to the U.S. when they were young), Democrats might have raised that amount closer to the $5 billion that the man sitting in the Oval Office wanted.
When the president did not get his big bucks, he shut down the U.S. government. As a result, he has been tone-deaf to the consequences he cast upon close to a million government employees. Some of these people must work without getting paid. Others were laid off and will never be paid.
Now, Trump’s created crisis may include him shutting down the southern border. Hopefully, this was an empty threat.
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