Leave it to the dealmaker to switch gears to make the border wall a real possibility.
President Trump just switched tactics in his battle for border wall funding. He plans on using funds already in the current budget in order to build the wall at our southern border:
Sarah Sanders: “We are looking at every avenue available to us possible. The President has asked every one of his Cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders”
The Democrats have been throwing a temper tantrum about funding the wall because they don’t want secure borders. Senator Chuck Schumer declared that there is no way the Democrats would fund this even though illegal immigration costs the taxpayers $200 billion every year. That tells you where their priorities are. Schumer doubled down and said Trump needs approval from Congress to gather funds from a variety of different agencies.
We’ll see if President Trump can do an end-around on Schumer and get this done because:
Illegal immigration costs the US BILLIONS every year:
Illegal immigration costs the United States more than 200 Billion Dollars a year. How was this allowed to happen?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
We think this is a great idea!
President Trump tweeted:
Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line. Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at the same time, far greater safety and control!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2018
Sarah Sanders had this to say about the new tactic taken by President Trump to get border wall funding:
“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion that we will work with Congress if they will make sure that we get a bill passed that provides not just the funding for the wall, but there is a piece of legislation that’s been pushed around that Democrats actually voted 26-5 out of committee that provides roughly $26 billion in border security, including $1.6 billion for the wall. That’s something that we would be able to support as long as we can couple that with other funding resources to get to the $5 billion.”
“At the end of the day, we don’t want to shut down the government. We want to shut down the border from illegal immigration, from drugs coming into this country,”
Isn’t it funny how Schumer has changed his tune?
Let’s stop playing politics with America’s safety.
♦️Sen. Schumer supported $46B in funding to secure our border in 2013.
♦️“Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past.” – Sen. Schumer, 2013
♦️“The wall request is a non-starter.” – Sen. Schumer, 2018 pic.twitter.com/3vScfNqNjJ
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) December 17, 2018