After the recent attack on U.S. Border Patrol officers by the migrant caravan mob and attempts to extort American taxpayers to the tune of $50,000, Pres. Donald J. Trump occupies a no-lose situation in the border wall fight.
His insistence that Congress immediately provide $5 billion in border security that includes approximately 215 miles of wall funding has the full support of the American people. A recent poll indicates that two-thirds of supporters back Pres. Trump shutting down the government until Congress provides the funding to secure the southern border.
In a recent dust-up with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and expected incoming House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the pair of Democrats refused to provide additional funding to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
“The last time, Chuck, you shut it down,” Pres. Trump said. “If we don’t get what we want … I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck.”
Among the groups polled, 47 percent of the president’s base supporters feel strongly that he should in no way, shape or form compromise on border security. A majority of working-class Americans and those living in rural areas say that the president should not just insist on the short-term $5 billion, but the entire $25 billion required to complete a comprehensive border security initiative. All told, a reported 67 percent of those who voted to put the Republican in the White House identify border security and the proposed wall as an immediate and necessary priority.
“In February of this year 44 Democrats including Schumer, voted for a bill that had $25 billion for a wall. In 2013 Schumer helped create a bill that I was part of that had $8 billion for a wall — $42 billion for securing the border in other ways,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “So, they’re just — they want Trump to lose more than they want the country to win.”
But based on voting poll statistics, Pres. Trump is in the driver’s seat regarding political clout. Regardless of whether he shuts down the government and breaks Democrats’ political will or secures immediate funding, the voting base that elected the Washington outsider will likely return to the 2020 election booths in spades.
Unlike Democrats, the president will be relatively unaffected by the biased mainstream media who have grossly overplayed their hand. More than 90 percent of the liberal media reporting is negative against Pres. Trump, and declining ratings at outlets such as CNN show Americans are tuning out and don’t believe the propaganda when they hear it. Simply put, Pres. Trump enjoys a no-lose political position. However, the same cannot be said for the country.
While Republicans control both houses until the end of the year, a bill that includes the requested $5 billion has been floated in the House. However, liberal donors that exploit illegal immigrants for cheap labor have tasked Democrats with attaching some unsavory add-ons should. Corporate liberal backers pushing for open borders have managed to get the following tacked on:
- A form of amnesty for DACA illegals
- Renewed Obama-era catch and release mandates
- Automatic refugee status for migrants
- 200,000 green cards for India citizens
- The tripling of H-2B visas for foreign workers
The bill would not offer additional funding for the Border Patrol to detain illegal migrants or hire the additional 1,000 ICE agents requested by the Department of Homeland Security — despite the increase of illegal immigrants penetrating the country’s southern border.
“I think the president and people like me need to make the case to the American people that they’re denying this president money that makes sense. The difference between $1.6 billion and $5 billion is what we’re talking about,” Sen. Graham added. “He’s in a good spot, dig in, make the case that this money is necessary and challenge the Democrats to work with you on DACA, plus the wall. And if they say no to that, that means they really do hate Trump more than they care about the country and that will blow up in their face.”
~ Conservative Zone