President Donald Trump and Democrats agreed on Friday to a bill that has re-opened the federal government until Feb. 15, pending negotiations on border security.
But while the deal had many Republicans upset with the president for “caving” to Dems and opening the government back up, Fox host Sean Hannity says Trump did not quit on us at all.
Reassurance from Hannity
On his self-titled Fox show on Friday night, Hannity spoke at length on the deal to end the shutdown — and he was all praise.
Hannity said that Trump still has the upper hand in the debate over the border wall, since he can still declare a national emergency to build the wall if Dems won’t come to the table.
“Anyone out there, by the way, thinking President Trump caved today, you don’t really know the Donald Trump I know,” Hannity said.
The Fox star added: “He, right now, holds all the cards. He will secure the border one way or another.”
Holding the cards
Hannity also argued that President Trump has “shown leadership” and risen above “partisan bickering” in order to ensure that federal workers would be paid.
He went on to mention that the national emergency option that remains on the table, and noted that Trump has already made several concessions to Democrats in hopes of reaching an agreement to no avail.
“The president, to his credit, he has tried every single thing he could possibly do,” Hannity said. “He has been reasonable, he has been fair, he has offered concessions — but in the end, it’s his job as commander-in-chief to keep us safe.”
It’s up to Congress
Hannity went on to assert that now, the ball is in Congress’ court.
“He’ll do his job,” Hannity said of Trump. “So now, Congress, they have their three weeks to do their job and secure our border.”
Indeed, it’s time for top Dems like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to get on board.
The White House has made it clear that the wall will be built — with or without them.