The week before Christmas is supposed to be filled with weight loss plans for the new year. Knowing we’re all going to do what we always do this time of year, despite what we say we won’t do. Throwing a wrench in the works, Trump, the GOP, and the fate of our promised wall. Last week Trump shot fire at Chuck Schumer saying he’d shut down the government if he didn’t get wall funding. Then there was backtracking to where it looked like a complete cave to the Democrats. Then yesterday, Rush Limbaugh chewed out the cowardly GOP for the cave. Well today the GOP appears to be marching to the beat of a new drum, and Trump personally assured Rush Limbaugh the new budget would include the wall funding or Trump would veto it. Here’s the transcript from RushLimbaugh.com:
So I get this direct message: “You tell Rush that if there’s no money in this, it’s getting vetoed. If there’s no money — if there’s no money for a wall — I’m vetoing this, plain and simple.” This was the message that I just got, and I trust it and I believe it to be the case. By the way, it’s a legitimate question. I mean, the way the media reports this — and it was not just the media. It was Paul Ryan saying, “The president cares deeply about border security. So we’re gonna go back and we’re gonna get some border security in this thing.
Later on in the transcript, Rush confirms the message was from Trump:
Here, ladies and gentlemen. I just received clearance. The president has gotten word to me that he is either getting funding to the border or he’s shutting the whole thing down. This is what I was referring to. I was referring to this a few minutes ago, but I needed clearance on what about this I could say. It is the case that the president has gotten word to me that he’s either getting money for the border — for border security — or he’s shutting the whole thing down.
So far, to me at least, the wall, then no wall, then yes a wall, then maybe a wall, then probably a wall, feels like this:
If Trump doesn’t get funding for a wall, if the wall isn’t built, I predict Trump will struggle to get re-elected. His platform was based almost entirely on illegal immigration enforcement via the wall. To backtrack on this, to allow the Democrats to win, would be a major blow to his supporters and thus his presidency.
Think I’m wrong?