Donald Trump revealed James Mattis has this ace up his sleeve to stop the caravan
Donald Trump had a high stakes meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
He wants funding for the border wall to stop future migrant caravan invasions, but the Democrats are resisting.
But, just before the meeting, Trump revealed that James Mattis had one ace up his sleeve to stop the caravan.
Trump is demanding five billion dollars in border wall funding.
Schumer and Pelosi are offering $1.3 billion for fencing that Congress previously agreed upon.
For Trump, that won’t do.
He knows with the Democrats set to take over the House this could be his last chance for at least two years to win approval for his signature campaign promise.
To put pressure on the Democrats to agree to his demand of five billion dollars for the wall, Trump tweeted:
…..I look forward to my meeting with Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi. In 2006, Democrats voted for a Wall, and they were right to do so. Today, they no longer want Border Security. They will fight it at all cost, and Nancy must get votes for Speaker. But the Wall will get built…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018
….People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018
“Build the wall” remains a signature chant at Trump rallies to this very day.
Trump knows that when he runs for re-election the Democrats and the fake news media will batter him for failing to deliver on this promise.
So he is prepared to pull out all the stops to make sure this is a promise he made that he is able to keep.