After a heartfelt address to the American people, presenting his case on why a barrier is necessary to solve the humanitarian crisis at our Southern border, President Trump walks out early from a joint White House budget meeting.
The government shutdown has entered its 19th day, and the second attempt to negotiate a re-opening of government concluded far quicker than expected. Neither side is prepared to budge, despite the democrats allegedly supporting securing the border. 80% of voters believe the southern border needs to be secured as well, according to a Harvard poll.
During the meeting, President Trump had asked whether a wall would be included in a future immigration reform bill. When Schumer denied this, Trump politely said “bye-bye,” and walked out. No end in sight for the 2nd longest government shutdown. President Trump seems to be holding his ground against any spending bill that excludes the $5.7 billion in wall funding he has requested.
A White House official said President Trump told democrats “I am trying to do the right thing for the country. This isn’t about politics.” Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi, who are using federal employees as leverage to block ‘common sense’ border reform alleged Trump had ‘slammed on the table’ and left. Schumer continues to call the shutdown a “temper tantrum.”
The first democrat to announce their candidacy for president in the 2020 election, Elizabeth Warren, announced on Twitter she will be donating her paycheck to “a nonprofit that helps refugees” because “over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay.” Her priorities are certainly not in the right place.
Rising star of the democratic party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on the Rachel Maddow show that the people trying to cross the border illegally are more American than those trying to keep them out.
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