It is unbelievable. Donald Trump still has not given up on his memorial wall from sea to shining sea along the nation’s southern border. He clearly does not care that a person could go over it, under it, around it, or even through it. Maybe, he has imagined something like the great ice wall in The Game of Thrones — of course it would melt, but that fantasy was no worse than Trump’s fantasy wall. Actually though, the commander-in-chief has another trick up his sleeve.
Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget was slated to be released on Monday. Apparently, the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office asked for $8.6 billion more for barriers between the U.S. and Mexico, according to The Washington Examiner.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) came back with a fiery vengeance. They warned Trump that this outrageous tactics would only lead to another government shutdown.
‘Let’s call it what it is: Trump wants American taxpayers to fund a campaign applause line. -NP’
In a joint statement, the two Democratic leaders reminded the president that he hurt millions of voters when he “recklessly” turned the lights off in the government days before Christmas. After 35 days, the president was “forced to admit defeat” and opened it back up.
Pelosi and Schumer taunted Trump saying “We hope he learned his lesson:”
‘The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. We hope he learned his lesson.’
The two Democratic leaders continued, noting that the president had a far better alternative. They said he should spent that money on “rebuilding America” and preparing for “jobs for the 21st century:”
‘At a time when our country faces challenges about jobs for the future, this money would better be spent on rebuilding America, and on education and workforce development for jobs for the 21st Century.’
POTUS played the victim by trying to suck all the oxygen out of the room:
‘Wacky Nut Job @AnnCoulter, who still hasn’t figured out that, despite all odds and an entire Democrat Party of Far Left Radicals against me (not to mention certain Republicans who are sadly unwilling to fight), I am winning on the Border. Major sections of Wall are being built…’
Then, Trump sent out a second tweet saying he was “stopping an invasion:”
‘….and renovated, with MUCH MORE to follow shortly. Tens of thousands of illegals are being apprehended (captured) at the Border and NOT allowed into our Country. With another President, millions would be pouring in. I am stopping an invasion as the Wall gets built.
Republicans realized how detrimental a government shutdown was to the GOP. Citizens tend to blame the president for shutdowns. That was when they urged Trump to recognize he would not get everything he wanted in his budget.
Fox News interviewed Chair of the Senate Republican Conference and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) Sunday. He said:
‘Well no president gets exactly what they want.’
Hedging his bets, Barrasso noted that his fellow Republican and chair of the budget panel, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) was also “committed to border security.”
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