How Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer ever thought they could win in a heated and protracted negotiation against The Art of the Deal himself I will never know…..
But that’s where they find themselves, and Trump seems very comfortable and in charge.
In fact, I think he’s enjoying it!
President Trump has made a career out of tough negotiations and he seems to really enjoy it.
I’m sure he went up against much tougher people than Pelosi and Schumer when he was in business, so this probably feels very easy to him.
In fact, the Dems haven’t ever had a real challenger on the Republican side, so they probably thought all negotiations were like when Paul Ryan and the Republicans just rolled over and took it again!
But not so with President Trump! And Pelosi and Schumer are learning that the hard way!
Trump went on a rant today on Twitter threatening to completely shut down the Southern Border and I support him 100%!
Pelosi and Schumer are now backed into a corner and it’s a lose-lose for them! They either fund Trump’s wall or the entire border closes.
Awesome! I’ll take either one!
Take a look:
We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!
....The United States looses soooo much money on Trade with Mexico under NAFTA, over 75 Billion Dollars a year (not including Drug Money which would be many times that amount), that I would consider closing the Southern Border a “profit making operation.” We build a Wall or.....
.....close the Southern Border. Bring our car industry back into the United States where it belongs. Go back to pre-NAFTA, before so many of our companies and jobs were so foolishly sent to Mexico. Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border......
.....Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of U.S. for years!
Here's more, from CBS News:
President Trump on Friday threatened to close the southern border "entirely" if he does not get the funding he needs for his border wall, saying that it would be a "profit-making operation" to do so. He also said the U.S. would be cutting off "all aid" to three Central American countries -- Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador -- that he said are the source of immigrant caravans coming to the U.S.
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney reiterated to reporters that Mr. Trump would be willing to shut down the border, saying "yes" when asked if the president meant what he said in his tweets. CBS has estimated that closing the southern border would cost up to $1 billion a day.
Still, as the partial government shutdown enters day seven, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told "CBS This Morning" Friday that Mr. Trump is "willing to negotiate" with Democrats on the $5 billion he is requesting to fund the wall.
Sanders blasted Democrats for the standoff that is now expected to keep roughly 800,000 federal workers from receiving paychecks into the New Year, claiming they have "left the table altogether" but not offering details on what the president might be willing to agree to.