President Donald Trump isn't playing around with Democrats anymore. He plans to close down the southern border if the Democrats don't agree to properly fund the border wall that Trump has planned to lower illegal immigration, drug running, and human trafficking. Democrats once pledged to give $25 billion in exchange for amnesty for DACA recipients, but that fell through. Democrats now offer $5 billion for the wall, aka border security, but Trump wants more.
The government is in a partial shut down because Republicans and Democrats could not agree on how to spend their billions of dollars from all of our taxes. Nothing seems to have changed and nothing seems to be getting done right now except a battle of the ego between Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump.
Schumer is a huge balding hypocrite though, because back in 2013 the guy was spouting off at the mouth about how Americans should turn illegal immigrants around right at the border and tell them to "go home." But that was back when former President Barack Obama was in office and Chuck Schumer was up his butt so much that he could sniff what he ate for dinner last night.
Chuck Schumer speaks against illegal immigration in 2013
Chuck Schumer said back in 2013, "One of the most effective things we do on the border is turn people back…they get up to the border and we find them and say, ‘go home!’"Posted by TrendingViews on Thursday, December 27, 2018
Now that Trump is in the White House, the Democrats oppose of many things he does, even if they supported it under previous leadership. Then again, that's also the art of the game. Maybe Schumer read Trump's book about negotiating and now they're at a stalemate just waiting for someone to give in.
Trump said on Twitter in a string of messages,
"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve! ....The United States looses soooo 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.” We build a Wall or.........close the Southern Border. Bring our car industry back into the United States where it belongs. Go back to pre-NAFTA, before so many of our companies and jobs were so foolishly sent to Mexico. Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border...........Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of U.S. for years!"
Trump later stated,
"This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%). This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020!"
This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%). This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
If at any point these two want to act like grown ups, meet in the middle, fund the wall, and give a little bit back to the Democrats to be fair, then the rest of us Americans will be sitting here waiting for our "government" to get its act together. Meanwhile, I'll just sit here drinking coffee solving problems on my own while the people running the show once again can't figure it out.