From the very onset of his presidential experience, Donald Trump has been relentless with his views on illegal immigration.
His desire for a “big, beautiful” wall on the border between the United States and Mexico was very likely what put him over the top with republican voters, seeing as moderate GOP members had long shied away from the idea due to their need to pull undecided voters from the moderate democrats. Trump changed all that, stating bluntly that he was going to enforce the laws already on the books, as they pertained to immigration.
Now, after two years in office, only a minute amount of progress has been made on the subject of “the wall”, with the left consistently stymying the will of those who voted for Trump in 2016.
The President’s patience has worn thin, as we can see from his latest ultimatum for the democrats.
President Donald Trump reiterated his demand in a new interview that Congress appropriate $5 billion for a border wall, saying he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government if he doesn’t get the funding.
The government faces a potential shutdown on December 7 if a funding deal is not reached. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Tuesday that Democrats’ position remains at $1.6 billion for border security measures agreed to by GOP and Democratic appropriators.Advertisement - story continues belowTrump told Politico in an interview published Wednesday that he believes he would win a political battle with Democrats over the issue.“I will tell you, politically speaking, that issue is a total winner,” the President said, citing recent incidents at the border that he believes have motivated support for more security. He also said the $5 billion would only be for a physical barrier and that “the number is larger for border security.”