President Trump has been on a tear the past few days lambasting the Democrats about the wall. A small snippet of his tweet storm:
This is a winning issue and thank God President Trump isn’t backing down from the wall funding. This is only going to make the Democrats look worse, especially when he puts it into perspective the money that we’re giving other countries in aid or the money we SPEND to protect other countries.
It will get more interesting the longer this shutdown drags out. Food stamp money will run out at the end of January which really could go either way. The MSM peddling their lies and putting the shutdown on Trump won’t look good for him. But Trump has an entire month of nonstop tweeting he can do to get his message out and rightly pin this on the Democrats. Remember, a bill passed through the House to fund $5.7B towards the wall. There is a majority of the Senate who would approve it. If only Chuck Schumer would allow it they would be able to get the votes to push the funding through.
President Trump needs to stand firm at this point until the Democrats cave or unless he has another trick up his sleeve to fund the wall a different way. He shouldn’t worry about the optics. Caving now or in the near future will only make him look bad on both sides. His supporters desperately want the wall. They will not falter. The left hates him already anyways so there’s really nothing to lose by continuing to hold out. And when more and more on the left realize that it’s such a paltry amount of money compared to the money we waste on a daily basis it will only make their leaders look that much worse as they remain petulant children and prevent the funding from going through. Especially when President Trump continues to hammer home the point that Obama, Hillary, Chuck, Nancy, and many others all voted for fence/wall funding in the not so distant past.
In 2018 we only saw the degradation of the law and of principles in general. How many politicians were shown and proven with evidence to have lied or broken the law and had nothing happen? How many citizens of a preferred race, religion, or gender have gotten away with breaking the law because they are part of a privileged class that is given a free pass? The more the fabric of our society frays with inaction and no punishment when punishment is due the worse things will get. People will no longer respect the rule of law, and nobody wants to go down that road. Things will get ugly quickly.
President Trump is right to hold out for the wall funding on principle alone. The fact that it is entirely justified and desperately needed only strengthens his position. It says all you need to know about our ersatz “leaders” when they berate President Trump for pulling out of an illegal war that cost us billions of dollars but will lambast him incessantly for wanting to spend a small sum to protect our own borders. Their allegiances do not lie with the United States of America. Never forget that.