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Donald Trump's border wall may have just crumbled forever

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Donald Trump's border wall may have just crumbled forever

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12/19/18
Donald Tump on 12/11/2018 said:
"I tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don't want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So, I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down it didn't work. I will take the mantle of shutting down and I'm going to shut it down for border security."
On Wednesday morning, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway sounded a very different note, suggesting that if Congress passed a short-term resolution to keep the government open then Trump would "take a look at that certainly." Trump himself sounded a similarly defensive -- and nonsensical -- note in a tweet on Wednesday. "Mexico is paying (indirectly) for the Wall through the new USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA!" tweeted the President. In order to convince you -- and themselves -- that Trump's willingness to sign a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown isn't a capitulation of his former tough talk about doing whatever it takes to get funding for the border wall, both the President and Conway are suggesting that who you see and what you hear isn't actually true. Trump is going to get the wall money! And no matter what, Mexico is going to pay for it! Somehow! At the moment, neither of those things are true. The truth? Trump made a promise -- and kept reiterating a promise -- he is now going back on.

And his backing down this time has real consequences. Remember that Democrats take control of the House come January. Which means that the next time we have a government funding fight like this, it will be with divided government. And it's VERY hard to see how Trump will get the $5 billion+ he wants for a border wall with Democrats in charge in the House. Heck, he hasn't been able to get the money he wanted for the wall over the last two years, with Republicans in charge of everything! And now, almost certainly, Trump will, again, go back on that pledge. Despite insisting that after the last time he went back on the pledge he would never do it again. Does Trump's likely (re)capitulation on wall funding have any measurable political impact among his political base? The easy answer is "no" -- because, as the last two years have shown, almost nothing has any measurable political impact on Trump's base. It is a foundational principle of Trumpism that Trump just keeps doing very un-Trump things about: Like giving in. Again. And this time with the real possibility that there will never be as good a chance to get even close to the amount of money out of Congress that Trump insists is necessary to build the wall.

For all practical purposes, Trump can now say "Adios" to the wall he promised his base during the 2015-2016 campaign rallies. You remember. That big beautiful wall he promised Mexico was going to pay for.

Will they care? No, not really. After all, it was just a worthless mantra. As hollow and empty as the "Lock her up." chants.
 

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Will they care? No, not really. After all, it was just a worthless mantra. As hollow and empty as the "Lock her up." chants.



You are 100% right!

Trump supporters knew that there would never be a wall, for the deep state (who run this country) would never allow it. And, besides, NOTHING can keep out people from entering this country. For all intents and purposes, there is no border.

And, of course, we all knew that Ms. Hillary was untouchable. The deep state would never allow her to be held accountable.


President Trump (bless his little heart) has tried really hard to do what is right for the American people. But he is no match for the media, academia, the Democratic Party, and the deep state.
 

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You are 100% right!

Trump supporters knew that there would never be a wall, for the deep state (who run this country) would never allow it. And, besides, NOTHING can keep out people from entering this country. For all intents and purposes, there is no border.

And, of course, we all knew that Ms. Hillary was untouchable. The deep state would never allow her to be held accountable.


President Trump (bless his little heart) has tried really hard to do what is right for the American people. But he is no match for the media, academia, the Democratic Party, and the deep state.

Donald Trump would not know or care what is "right for the American People" if it hit him over the head with a chunk of Bollard Fencing.
 

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Donald Trump's border wall may have just crumbled forever

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For all practical purposes, Trump can now say "Adios" to the wall he promised his base during the 2015-2016 campaign rallies. You remember. That big beautiful wall he promised Mexico was going to pay for.

Will they care? No, not really. After all, it was just a worthless mantra. As hollow and empty as the "Lock her up." chants.

Anyone who actually believed Trump deserves this.
 
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