Trump seeks $5B, down from $15B to fund the wall. He says he will shut down the government unless Congress approves.
On Tuesday Trump Threatened to Shut Down Gov’t in Oval Office Feud with Pelosi, Schumer if Congress did not fund his wall.
Despite asking for wall funding, Trump still insists”Mexico will pay for it.”
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer responded:
“Well, Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA, which it certainly won’t, I guess we don’t have to. Let’s fund the government.”
Schumer added, “If the president really believes what he tweeted this morning that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn’t be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers pay for the wall. He can’t have it both ways.”
Former House Speaker and House Speaker elect Nancy Pelosi responded the “American people are still paying the price” if benefits from the trade deal go to the wall.
Who Will Blink?
I redid the poll. I left off a compromise choice: One that satisfies no one or delays the decision.
If you voted before there was a 4th choice, please do so again.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
This article originally appeared on Mish Talk.