Yesterday, in a series of tweets, President Trump placed the blame for the deaths of two migrant children squarely on the shoulders of Democrat lawmakers:
Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try! The two.…
…children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!
Today, CNN’s Dana Bash attempted to shame Kellyanne Conway for a comment President Trump made on Twitter, where he blamed Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children. Conway, as usual, shot back at Bash, defending the President’s tweets.
Kellyanne Conway: “The President would like the Democrats to be in 2019 who they’ve been in 2006 with the Secure Fences Act … Where are they now?” pic.twitter.com/9gX8wwYIbQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 30, 2018
Conway also took a shot at the vacationing future House Speaker, 5-star-Pelosi during a Fox News interview:
Washington Examiner- President Trump is ready to deal with Democrats to end the partial government shutdown but won’t do so until they come back from vacation, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.
“First the Democrats have to come back, [House Speaker-designate] Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii, less hula, more moola for the [Department of Homeland Security], Customs and Border [Protection], funding our border security,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday.” “They need to come to the table and do their job. A fully functioning democracy demands that both parties come to together and that the Congress and the executive branch work together.”
Yesterday, we reported about future House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vacationing in a luxury Hawaiian resort, while Democrats moan about the suffering of government employees, as a result of the partial government #SchumerShutdown, after Senate Democrats refused to vote for the additional funds needed for border security.
On Christmas Eve, President Trump tweeted:
“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!”
“It’s been many, many days since the House passed its $5.6 billion for border security,” Conway said, adding Trump was ready for “a counteroffer.” “It’s not restricted to just a wall, it’s what CBP says they need.”
In a separate interview on CNN, Conway said Trump may decide to veto a bill House Democrats have indicated they are willing to push through when they take control of the lower chamber this week that could end the shutdown. Trump’s decision depended on “what’s in it,” she explained.
“The president likes the $5.6 billion that was in the House package. His incoming acting chief of staff has and his vice president have offered less than that as a compromise. We’ve heard nothing in return,” Conway said. “A negotiation, by definition, has to include both sides. He’s in the White House. He’s in Washington, ready to negotiate. This is important for border security and keeping the government open, but if you keep saying ‘wall, wall, wall,’ because you want ‘wall’ to be a four-letter word, and we’re not being honest about everything CBP has asked for in respect to border security.”
Who do you blame for the partial government shutdown? Is President Trump right to demand that the Senate Democrats, almost all of whom supported the wall when Barack Obama was president, vote to fund the wall?
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