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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:01 AM

Trump pretended that Congress hadn't just demolished his wall


Trump pretended that Congress hadn't just demolished his wall
Analysis: Lawmakers refused to authorize funding to pay for the president's big campaign promise. Then he took the stage in El Paso.
Feb. 12, 2019, 7:25 AM EST / Updated Feb. 12, 2019, 7:29 AM EST
By Jonathan Allen


WASHINGTON President Donald Trump had the perfect script written for the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign in El Paso, Texas.

Back on the trail on Monday night amid a flurry of Democrats entering the 2020 race and with the backdrop of an iconic border crossing the president was champing at the bit to the tell the story of an extremist rival party that is hostile to border security and of the wall he would build come hell or high water.

But just before he took the stage, the script flipped.

A bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators no doubt aware of when Trump was set to begin speaking sent word Monday evening that they had struck a deal to avoid a shutdown and keep the Homeland Security Department and other federal agencies open past Friday. Democrats had quickly dropped a demand to cap the number of undocumented immigrants that federal authorities could detain at length that had been hanging up the talks, and Republicans had agreed to limit new border fencing to 55 miles.

In other words, no wall.


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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-pretended-congress-hadn-t-just-demolished-his-wall-n970446?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR0gKgO2ixU7BtYT6vR4soI76dGcH2BGQoum_br-U12zw7bkHrC9FGxYToU

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:07 AM

1. This article doesn't mince words.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:17 AM

2. If the GOP had wanted the wall they would have passed it the previous 2 years

They had the House for a full 2 years, they could have passed it and the Senate could have passed it with a simple majority reconciliation vote which they could use once a year for budget issues. It wasn't important to the GOP. And Trump didn't push hard for it either.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:19 AM

3. If a firing squad is Trump's punishment for treason

I hope they do it with his back against a wall. But not THE wall.

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