President Trump is done playing games and is ramping up the pressure on the Democrats to finally do the right thing.
Look, the left has already approved measures to fund the wall in the past two years but court decisions and late additions to the bills doomed them.
So they have voted in the past for border security and they will again – they just need the right pressure and leverage applied.
In a series of blistering tweets today Trump laid down the law before finding a skeleton in Barack Obama’s closet and exposing it for maximum effect.
First, he went after a Democrat talking point and destroyed it.
“The reason the DACA for Wall deal didn’t get done was that a ridiculous court decision from the 9th Circuit allowed DACA to remain, thereby setting up a Supreme Court case. After ruling, Dems dropped deal – and that’s where we are today, Democrat obstruction of the needed Wall.”
“Border Patrol Agents want the Wall.” Democrat’s say they don’t want the Wall (even though they know it is really needed), and they don’t want ICE. They don’t have much to campaign on, do they? An Open Southern Border and the large scale crime that comes with such stupidity!”
“Brad Blakeman: “The American people understand that we have been played by foreign actors who would rather have us fight their battles for them. The President says look, this is your neighborhood, you’ve got to stand up to protect yourselves. Don’t always look to America.”
“This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%). This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020!”
Then Trump dug deep into Obama’s closet and dragged out his most notorious skeleton then used that to drive home what is at stake over the border wall.
I totally agree! https://t.co/KO8E3bfWfn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
From The Hill: President Trump on Friday threatened to “close the Southern Border entirely” if Democrats do not agree to provide money to “finish” building a wall on the Mexican border.
Trump made the threat in a series of tweets on the seventh day of a partial government shutdown that entered its seventh day on Friday with no end in sight.
The shutdown began on Saturday after Democrats rejected demands from Trump that $5 billion be included for the wall in a measure to keep the government open.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” the president tweeted.
He also criticized past presidents and Congresses over the nation’s current immigration laws.
“Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”