The president is once again going to Congress to get money for a wall at the southern border worked into the budget.
However, Trump has already been put on warning by both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that “the same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again.”
Teaching Trump a Lesson
If U.S. politics were about the will of the American people, the wall would already be underway. However, by their own words, Democrats are doing nothing more than trying to flex their muscle.
In a joint statement, Schumer and Pelosi said of Trump: “We hoped he learned his lesson.”
Last time we checked, politics is not supposed to be about teaching the president a lesson, but rather, representing the voters of this country.
President Trump won the election on the premise he would build a wall. That very fact should be enough for these politicians to at least go back to their constituents to find out where they stand.
Plus, support for Trump’s wall has been on the rise since he took office. Clearly more than half the people in this country want a wall, so we should be building one.
Get the Man his Money
So far, Congress has approved $1.4 billion for border security — but a stipulation in the budget states that the money cannot be used to build a solid structure.
Trump is now asking for an additional $8 billion that he will pull from other agencies.
According to reports, Trump will pull $3.6 billion from military construction and $5 billion from the Homeland Security budget.
It is estimated that this funding would be enough to complete the entire 722 mile stretch of barriers that President Trump wants.
If Trump is unable to get congressional approval, he will more than likely go to the well again to find another way to fund this wall. He simply cannot go into the 2020 election without at least having started border wall construction.
If he does, his biggest promise to his base will have not been fulfilled after four years in office. And that likely won’t sit well with even his strongest supporters.