End Of The American Dream
December 21, 2018
President Trump has decided to stand up and fight for funding for the border wall that he has been promising the American people.
And that is probably a very good thing for Trump’s political future, because news that he was going to surrender to the Democrats on border wall funding had already stirred up a tremendous conservative backlash. Without the enthusiastic support of conservatives, there is no way that Trump can win in 2020, and so he needs to be a man of his word and keep his promises. But now that he has announced that he is going to fight, he also needs to be prepared to be in this for the long haul. Chuck Schumer is not going to give in after a few days. In fact, Democrats in Congress are convinced that a government shutdown could be completely blamed on Trump and would be very good for them politically, and so they have no intention of compromising with Trump. So if President Trump really wants border wall funding, he is going to have to shut the government down for at least a month, and ultimately it may take even longer than that.
It isn’t about the money. If Trump had asked for a measly five billion dollars for just about anything else, he could have easily gotten it.
The Democrats simply do not want a single mile of border wall to be constructed, and so far they have been successful. This is a “red line” issue for them, and they know that there will be a tremendous liberal backlash if they ever give in to Trump even a single inch on this.
And they thought that they had already beaten Trump, and so they were already celebrating their victory. But then Trump stunned the world on Thursday by announcing that he would not sign any spending bill unless it contained funding for a wall…
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