It’s been one week since President Trump made the compassionate decision to approve a Democrat-proposed temporary funding bill that reopened the federal government after a record-long closure. Now, with only three weeks left on the stop-gap measure, the President is no longer mincing words about what’s going to happen next. And Democrat leadership is realizing they may have been 'had.'
“Trump in recent weeks, in an apparent effort to ease concerns among Democrats who bristle at talk of a border wall, had alternated between calling it a barrier or fence or ‘steel slats.’ Today that’s over; he returned to his original language.”
“Let's just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!”
As House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were celebrating their ‘victory’ over Trump, the president was undoubtedly quietly working behind the scenes on his next move. Thanks to Mr.Trump’s most recent Tweets, we’re catching a glimpse of what it is likely to be. And it’s not at all what the Dems were thinking it would be.
Right after the legislation to open the government was approved, Pelosi went on record to reiterate that although negotiations on both sides would move forward “in good faith” there would be no money for a wall in any agreement they come to at the end of the three weeks.
"There is not going to be any wall money in the legislation," she said. Oh, really???
“If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!”
Looking back, it's clear to see that Mr. Trump made a brilliant tactical move when he allowed the government to be reopened. And he was happy to let the Left ridicule him for ‘caving’ to Pelosi’s demands. All along, he knew his next move was going to stun them all!
With the deal he made on January 23rd, he succeeded in two very important strategies. 1) He put workers back on their jobs and got them their back pay. 2) He put a timeline on the measure - three weeks - to give Democrats one last chance to agree to the inevitable.
When February 15th rolls around, Pelosi and her posse will undoubtedly still be digging in their heels, refusing to move the President's way one inch.
But, they are in for a rude awakening! Mr. Trump is well within his power to shut down the government once again or declare an emergency order to release the funding for the wall. And you can guarantee that the President is ready and willing to do it.
“Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other!”
“With Murders up 33% in Mexico, a record, why wouldn’t any sane person want to build a Wall! Construction has started and will not stop until it is finished.”
“Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!”
Now, if Nancy were smart, she would move Heaven and Earth to put together an agreement that doesn’t leave them stinking to high heaven when it’s all over.
Face it, Nancy, there’s going to be a wall, and in President Trump’s own words, “one way or another.” And I think you know what that means, don’t you, Nancy??
Stay tuned. It's going to be an interesting two weeks!!