Trump just made a big threat that Chuck Schumer won’t want to hear
Democrats haven’t even assumed power and have already created a mess.
Schumer and Pelosi have refused to pass funding for the border wall.
Now, Trump just made a big threat that Chuck Schumer won’t want to hear.
This is Chuck Schumer’s and Nancy Pelosi’s shutdown.
That has been clear from the beginning.
The American people elected President Trump to build a wall along the southern border.
Prototypes have been designed and construction has even begun in small parts of the country.
But Pelosi and Schumer are withholding funding to finish the job.
Now Trump is refusing to sign a bill that doesn’t include funding for the wall.
The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump said the federal government will remain shut down unless there is an agreement on some type of border wall or fence.
“I can’t tell you when the government is going to reopen … [Not until] we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like to call it. I’ll call it whatever they want. But it’s all the same thing. It’s a barrier from people pouring into our country,” Trump said when talking to reporters on Christmas Day.
Trump’s comments come as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Republicans need to “abandon” border wall funding if they want the government to reopen, just less than 24 hours into the partial shutdown. Trump has not budged on the issue, despite Schumer’s comments, adding that it’s a barrier from dangers like drug smuggling.
Trump’s threat is making Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi begin to sweat.
The reality is that Pelosi can’t afford to spend all of her political capital on a government shutdown to stop the wall.
And Chuck Schumer knows he doesn’t have the votes in the Senate to stop it if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell goes with the so-called “nuclear option.”
President Trump has shown no signs of backing down.