With the holiday full upon us, the President today has been in what many would consider a somber mood.
Instead of tinsel and garland, we have been treated to Twitter and warfare, with the Commander in Chief lambasting democrats for their obtuse and unwieldy stubbornness on the issue of border security.
Worse still is that their vitriol has been thrown in the face of the American people who elected Trump largely based on his views on immigration.
Now, as the President waits alone at the White House for a resolution to the impasse, he is tweeting some choice words for his detractors.
During a Christmas call with U.S. troops, President Donald Trump made it clear that there won’t be a quick end to the partial shutdown of the government unless Democrats cave on their refusal to fund the border wall that was a signature promise of his campaign.Trending:
President Trump made the remarks on Tuesday morning in response to a question about when he thought the government would be reopened. In response, Trump said, “I can’t tell you when the government is going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they would like to call it.”
In response to a question from a reporter in the Oval Office, President Trump touted some of the progress that has recently been made on border security, and also explained some of the claims he has made on Twitter in recent days about sections of the wall that are already under construction.Advertisement - story continues below
“One other thing people don’t understand or know… we’ve renovated massive amounts of very good wall — wall that was good but was in bad shape…. And in addition to that, and I think very, very importantly, we’ve built a lot of new wall. So it’s all being built; the new piece, the new section, it’s very, very exciting what’s going on there, and you’ll see it because in January I’m going there. … So, while we’re fighting over funding, we’re also building, and it’s my hope to have this done, or completed — all five hundred to five hundred-fifty miles — to have it either renovated or brand new by election time,” Trump said.
This sort of hard-headed, “art of the deal” behavior hasn’t yet been fully implemented in the Washington Swamp, making the bewildered reaction of the career democrats that much more predictable.