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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:49 AM

As his crowd belted out "Build the wall" -- Trump tried to grope for a way out:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/12/politics/donald-trump-immigration-el-paso-rally-congress-deal/index.html

In his hour-and-15-minute address, Trump excoriated Democrats and repeated false claims that the nearby wall had meant huge cuts in the city's violent crime. But the President told the audience he had chosen not to learn the details of a bipartisan deal to avert a shutdown before he clambered onstage. If he actually did know full well what was going on, then he couldn't bring himself to describe what on paper appears to be a huge disappointment.

That in itself was a hint that there was no famous victory to crow about and that the agreement reached in Washington -- which contains only $1.375 billion for barriers and no wall -- falls well short of the President's demands for $5.7 billion to fund a campaign promise that has an almost mystical hold on his base.

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He seems to be keeping his options open.
To embrace the agreement reached in tortuous congressional negotiations, Trump would have to try to spin a clear loss as a win -- a tactic he seemed to hint at during his rally.

As his crowd belted out "Build the wall" -- Trump tried to grope for a way out: "You really mean 'finish that wall,' because we have built a lot of it."

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Demovictory9 Feb 2019 OP
vlyons Feb 2019 #1
DetlefK Feb 2019 #2
oasis Feb 2019 #3
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:57 AM

1. Trump will le his way out of his wall debacle

and move on to whatever hate-mongering comes next. Plus Mueller his breathing down his neck.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:10 AM

2. 2020 will come and there will be no wall.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:59 AM

3. It's not that hard to dupe Deplorables. He got 'em once before. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:13 AM

4. Of all the possible verbs

"grope" was not chosen by accident, I'm sure.

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