For the entire duration of the holiday break and throughout the government shutdown of his own making, our so-called “president” has been ranting and raving about his big beautiful wall and how it’s all the evil Democrats’ and Nancy Pelosi’s fault that he can’t have it.
On New Year’s Day, he tweeted this directly to Nancy Pelosi:
Border Security and the Wall “thing” and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker! Let’s make a deal?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019
Pelosi, not backing down, replied with this:
.@realDonaldTrump has given Democrats a great opportunity to show how we will govern responsibly & quickly pass our plan to end the irresponsible #TrumpShutdown – just the first sign of things to come in our new Democratic Majority committed to working #ForThePeople. https://t.co/CGl1euCotB
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 1, 2019
And, earlier Wednesday, in an interview with Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show, which is set to air on Thursday, Pelosi reiterated her stance and said in no uncertain terms that the House will not give Donald Trump a penny for the wall.
‘”We can go through this back and forth. No,” Pelosi said in a clip that aired on MSNBC on Wednesday. . “How many more times can we say ‘no’? Nothing for the wall.'”
Pelosi went on to say that the government shutdown has absolutely “nothing to do with Democrats” and that Trump is at fault and is holding the Federal government hostage so that he can fulfill his ridiculous campaign promise to build a border wall, which Pelosi noted — Trump promised Mexico will pay for.
‘”That is so ridiculous: A. Mexico’s not paying for it…and B. We have better use of funds to protect our border,” Pelosi said. “The president knows that.”‘
“Are you willing to come up and give him some of this money for the wall?” –@SavannahGuthrie
“Because apparently that’s the sticking point.” -Guthrie
“No, no. Nothing for the wall.” -Pelosi
Full exclusive interview tomorrow on TODAY pic.twitter.com/6zHKXJjPbb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 2, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is set to take over the House on Thursday.
The government shut down is now in its second week, and over 400,000 Federal workers have been furloughed without pay. On Wednesday, during a Cabinet meeting with members of Congress, Trump said that the shutdown will last “as long as it takes,” adding that it “could be a long time, or it could be quickly.”
When Congress reconvenes on Thursday, House Democrats will vote to pass a short-term spending bill, but it’s unlikely that Trump will sign it without getting exactly what he wants.
Featured image via Twitter.