Donald Trump says that he is “not happy” with the agreement coming out of the negotiations between the Democrats and Republicans. He did not even mention the consequences of what would happen if he started another government shutdown, not that he ever apologized for the first one or even mentioned the 800,000 governmental employees and contractors who suffered through it. Yet, Trump says his wall issue is simple.”
Trump claimed that building has already begun at the Rio Grande. Now if he could also declare that finishing the wall was already accomplished. PBS Newshour journalist Yamiche Alcindor caught the president’s first words on the bipartisan negotiations:
‘Trump also says, “I’m not happy about it. It’s not doing the trick.” He says he is “adding things to it.” So the deal terms could be changed by Trump? “Am I happy? The answer is no, I’m not. I’m not happy.”’
‘NEW: President Trump on shutdown deal: “I can’t say in happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled.”
He adds that he will build the wall anyway.’
Notably, POTUS focused on how “ugly” the existing wall was, calling it:
‘Unattractive and ugly, so ugly. It has big ugly plates that are tin-canned wavy (warped from the heat). I asked them why didn’t they paint the steel rust so it didn’t rust.’
Then he added that he could:
‘Build a beautiful looking structure that’s less expensive and works much better.’
The man currently sitting in the Oval Office, at least occasionally, complained that he did not like the border wall deal. He said he wanted to keep the deal in action:
‘You like to negotiate a little.’
The commander-in-chief did not rule out a second government shutdown, but hinted that he might accept the deal. Of course, it is worse than the one he could have had before the original shutdown.
The president said he could take the deal and move some monies around from areas that were “less important.” He was referring to taking disaster funds from California and Puerto Rico.
Trump ended blaming former presidents for the current wall:
‘…past geniuses, it wasn’t me.’
Twitter world went nuts. Check out some of my favorites below:
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