Donald Trump obliterated Chuck Schumer with this tweet
Chuck Schumer thought he scored a major victory against Donald Trump.
The Democrat minority leader thought he successfully trapped Donald Trump into admitting defeat on the border wall.
But then Trump obliterated Schumer with this tweet.
Trump’s allies spent all day Wednesday imploring the President to reject the spending bill that did not provide the five billion dollars in border wall funding.
The President appeared to be listening when Thursday morning he sent out a tweet blasting the supposed “deal.”
When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Bill, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership. Would be done by end of year (NOW). It didn’t happen! We foolishly fight for Border Security for other countries – but not for our beloved U.S.A. Not good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders then confirmed that Trump would not sign any bill that did not include money for steel slats or a border wall.
“At this moment, the President does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a wall. The President is continuing to weigh his options,” Sanders told reporters.
This statement energized Trump’s base.
Grassroots supporters already donated five million dollars to a Go Fund Me account to fund the wall in a showing of solidarity with the President to shut down the government in order to fund the wall.