March 30, 2018
President Trump won’t be able to fulfill the most repeated promise of his 2016 campaign, according to much of the news media.
Trump last week reluctantly signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill, complaining from the White House that it contained too much waste. He reportedly complained in private as well that the bill didn’t include enough money for the wall on the border he told voters he would build.
Many in the press said it’s likely time for people to forget about the wall.
“The wall option is toast,” New York Times columnist Gail Collins saidWednesday. “Congress passed its big spending package last week, and the president’s request for wall money was ignored like a burp at a dinner party.”
NBC News reporter Heidi Pryzbyla said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that congressional Republicans aren’t concerned with the project and “d that’s why this wall is not going to happen.” She added that it “doesn’t make sense to build a continuous wall along the Southern border.”
At the time when Trump signed the deal, the Washington Post’s news article on it said he had “missed his best chance yet to get funding for his border wall” and that he “won’t get another one for a long time.”
This article was posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 4:14 am