I admire Trump choosing to tough it out and wear down his enemies on this. The wall will get done and there'll be alot more exhausted and battered snowflakes when he gets it through than if he did it unilaterally. The wall will get done but the symbol of the wall is more important.
President Donald Trump returned Friday to a threat to close the nation's southern border if he doesn't get his wall money from Congress.
Trump warned as the weekend began that he'll close every port of entry, if he doesn't see progress not only on his wall, but on a total immigration overhaul.
'We build a Wall or close the Southern Border,' he declared.
He claimed in tweets in the last day that Democratic opposition to his wall is totally political in nature and is untethered from their assertions that his desired border barrier would be impractical. The president said they should work harder to end the current shutdown, because it mainly affects their voters.
Trump also said once more that he could cut off aid to Central America as he raged about the formation of a new caravan.
It's particularly interesting to note that he understands that running a massive trade deficit means there is no reason to fear a border closure for the nation in deficit.
The United States looses so 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.”
Donald Trump may be the first President who understands that having nothing to lose means the freedom to do as you please. Shutting down foreign trade is by definition good for the economy whenever you're trading at a net loss. As we've already seen in the earlier tariff battles, the less trade, the more GDP, whenever (X-M) is negative.
The Truth About Trump's Wall Speech
Trump gave an impassioned speech about the need for America to build a wall along its southern border. What are the facts behind the rhetoric? Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain, takes you on a fascinating journey to the real data behind the current government shutdown.
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history at when the clock ticked past midnight Friday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay.
The House and Senate voted to give federal workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens and then left town for the weekend, leaving the shutdown on track to become one for the record books once the clock struck midnight and the closure entered its 22nd day.
And while Trump privately considered one dramatic escape route - declaring a national emergency to build the wall without a new stream of cash from Congress - members of his own party were fiercely debating that idea, and the president urged Congress to come up with another solution.
'What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency,' Trump said. He insisted that he had the authority to do that, adding that he's 'not going to do it so fast' because he'd still prefer to work a deal with Congress.
Even the black-pillers are beginning to understand that GEOTUS is serious about building his Wall. And he is serious about it because he understands that without it, there is no point in even running for re-election.
The Republican Establishment is serious about trying to primary him with Mitt Romney - last week 54 Republican Senators voted to directly attack unalienable American rights at the behest of AIPAC and other Neo-Palestinian interest groups - and President Trump will not be able to defeat that treacherous challenge if he does not deliver on his most important promise to his supporters.