If there was one, defining “Trumpism” during his campaign and first one hundred days, it was “Build the Wall.” It was make Mexico pay for the border wall. It was to have started construction of it during the first one hundred days. Well, blog readers, as in so many other “Trumpisms,” like China as a currency manipulator, or NATO is a farce run by mooches, or repealing Obamacare, or the Export/Import Bank is a corporate piggy bank, or not appointing swamp dwellers to key positions, Trump has shown he really is what I feared him to be; namely, a New York City scam artists. Granted, Trump has given us Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Granted, Trump, at least up to now, has been fairly good on illegal immigration, despite Trump’s repeated appointments of left over Obamabots, globalist stooges, banksters and Wall Street whores like Kushner, Cohn and others.
I could live with some of that. I can’t live with the neo-con warmonger mode, bombing Syria based on CIA lies and deceptions, threatening to throw the hero of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, into jail for treason, baiting North Korea, and generally speaking, flip flopping on his campaign positions on a daily basis. However, the ONE promise he made, and the one promise that must be kept, other than throwing Hellary Clinton and her crime cabal in jail, which of course Trump backtracked on that one, is to build the border wall.
I have said that leaving Lying Ryan intact as House Speaker may very well become the fatal mistake of the Trump administration. Lying Ryan screwed Trump on Obamacare repeal. Lying Ryan is now screwing Trump on his critical campaign promise. Lying Ryan is going to not put any money in the budget for Trump’s “biggly, yuggely, border wall.” By doing do, Lying Ryan, the ultimate Never Trumper, will stick the knife in deep and twist. Trump, who foolishly left Ryan in place, will suffer the total collapse of his administration. Trump will, and has, lasted, endured much during his political white water rafting ride, but Trump will never endure not building the border wall. Lying Ryan has effectively ended Trump’s administration in the first one hundred days. Trump will go to his rallies and say, “I didn’t really mean that either.” Trump’s deplorable supporters will ignore Trump when he screws up foreign policy, and they will ignore his errors on a whole lot of things, except on the Supreme Court, the economy and illegal immigration, especially the border wall. I will put it plainly: either Trump has a functional, effective border wall under construction, not completed, by June 30th of this year or he is finished as POTUS.
Trump owns Lying Ryan and every single action, stab in the back, Lying Ryan has done. When, not if, Lying Ryan cuts the border wall funding out of the budget, Trump is finished. Lying Ryan will say he will include it next year, but that is just more Lying Ryan lies.
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WASHINGTON — President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.
Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government.
Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the wall in September when Congress debates the 2018 budget, the Associated Press reported. This is a sharp reversal from his position over the weekend and early Monday, when he doubled down on his demand for the wall. Trump tweeted repeatedly that the wall is necessary to stop the flow of drugs into the United States.
“If the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!” Trump exclaimed Monday, adding: “#BuildTheWall.”
On Tuesday morning, the president claimed he had not changed his position on the wall as the “fake media” was claiming, but he didn’t specify whether he still believed he would get the funds in this week’s spending bill, which increasingly looks like a political impossibility.
The president may have realized that with Democrats ready to shut down the government over the wall and many lawmakers in his own party skeptical of it, there was little chance of reaching a deal on his signature campaign promise before the Friday night deadline. Some critics noted that Trump had long promised that Mexico — and not the U.S. — would pay for the wall’s construction.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Trump in a statement for taking the wall “off the table.” He had earlier called the demand a “monkey wrench” the president had thrown into sensitive negotiations between the parties over a series of spending bills to keep the government funded for the next five months.
But it’s possible the president will find a way to declare victory even if his call for a wall goes unanswered by Congress. Several Republican senators urged the president to think of the “big, beautiful wall” he promised on the campaign trail as symbolic of border security in general. That way, the president could declare any increase in border spending in the spending bill a victory, right as his presidency passes the symbolic 100-day mark on Friday.
“Border walls and fences are part of an overall plan, but there will never be a 2,200-mile wall built. Period,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters Monday evening. “I think [the wall] has become symbolic for better border security. So it’s a code word for better border security.”
Graham said the president would still be in “good shape” if he gets funding for border security in the spending bill that’s not specifically for a wall.
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., also pushed for interpreting “border wall” as border security in general. “I know it’s being generally referred to as a border wall, but I think it’s the efforts to make sure that Border Patrol can have adequate funding for the people, technology and infrastructure they think they need to secure [the border],” Tillis said. “I think we can be less prescriptive about exactly what the structure looks like and more focused on the fact that we need to secure the border.”
Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer have signaled openness to funding border security in the spending bill as long as it doesn’t go to construction of a wall or the “deportation force” Trump mentioned during the campaign. The Democrats could theoretically agree to funds for more surveillance technology on the border, or to hire and train more border patrol agents. But it’s harder to imagine them supporting an increase in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, since they enforce immigration laws internally in the United States and not at the borders.
Meanwhile, one of the president’s staunchest defenders in Congress defended the delay of the president’s campaign promise, urging Americans to be patient.
“He said we would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it, … but he never said when,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Monday night on Fox Business. “Some things just take time and don’t occur real quick. I think that’s the way with the wall.”