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Republicans Rally Behind Trump’s Call for Funding the Wall or Shutting Down the Government

“Border security is not a concern, not the way you and I mean it. It’s not a concern to them (Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer). They don’t want the flow interrupted, and they certainly don’t want it reduced. They want the flow of illegal immigration to continue and expand.” – Rush Limbaugh, 12/11/2018

FoxNews.com reports that

In the wake of the unexpected, dramatic on-camera dust-up between President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office on Tuesday, top Republicans are rallying behind the president’s calls for funding a southern border wall — even if it could mean closing the government just days before Christmas.

“If we don’t have border security, we’ll shut down the government,” Trump told Schumer and Pelosi, as the White House photo op quickly went off the rails and Vice President Mike Pence looked on sternly and silently. Afterwards, Pelosi reportedly mocked the president in a private meeting on Capitol Hill with fellow Democrats, saying “it’s a manhood thing for him — as if manhood could ever be associated with him.”

Fox News has confirmed that, in a deliberate show of support for Trump following the nationally televised showdown, House Republican leaders are considering sending a bill that would provide $5 billion in funding for the wall to the floor for a vote.

Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., told Fox News Tuesday afternoon that “we can pass it,” although he clarified that GOP leaders have not yet whipped the votes.

A senior House GOP aide separately told Fox News that Republicans are confident the measure would pass, which would force Schumer and Senate Democrats to either approve the funding or risk being blamed for any ensuing government shutdown.

“If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally who has sparred with the administration recently over Saudi Arabia policy, told Fox News on Tuesday.

Graham said he had spoken to Trump on the phone and that “he seems pretty dug in” on his position. The president vowed during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, but has since claimed the country will reimburse the U.S. for some of the cost.

In January, Schumer was slammed as a “coward” by fellow progressives after he forced a government shutdown by insisting that any temporary spending bill to keep the government fully operational include permanent protections for the so-called DREAMers — immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children. Schumer backed off just days later in exchange for Republican promises to consider the matter in the future.

Trump told reporters in a pool spray at the White House later Tuesday that “Chuck’s problem is that when we last closed down, that was his idea, and honestly he got killed, and so he doesnt want to own it. And I said, rather than us debating who’s owning it, I’ll take it. If we close down the country, I will take it. Because we’re closing it down for border security, and I think I win that every time.”

…He asserted that the public is willing to tolerate a shutdown for border security.

“If we have to close down the country over border security, I actually like that in terms of an issue, but I don’t want it to be an issue. It’s not really an issue, it’s something the country needs, it’s common sense. We need security from drugs that are pouring into our country.”

The president was not alone in that assessment. Responding to critics who predicted Republicans would be blamed for the standoff — Pelosi referred to the possible closure of government as a “Trump shutdown” in the Oval Office — Graham also appeared undeterred.

“I’m fine with being the party that’s going to secure our border now,” Graham said. “We’re not going to wait any longer. We’re not going to keep kicking the can down the road.”

If you listen to the Democrats and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, you would think that nobody supports President Trump.

You would be wrong.

According to RasmussenReports.com,

 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

That being said, judging from the reactions by average Americans on Social Media, I would say Trump’s numbers will continue to rise, even if he is forced to shutdown the Federal government for several days.

And, the thing is, because Americans get most of their news and opinions these days from Fox News and Social Media, the blame for the shutdown will be placed exactly where it belongs: on the shoulders of the Democratic Party Leadership, namely Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Their reactions to being told the way that the cow ate the cabbage by President Trump on live TV yesterday showed the entire nation that they had no intention of any sort of compromise with him on Border Security when they entered yesterday’s meeting.

The President is an experienced negotiator. He knew that already.

That is why he called them out in public, letting them know that he was not going to participate in the political game which they were playing with our nation’s sovereignty.

Donald J. Trump was elected by average Americans for a moment such as this.

The fact that he is not a professional politician works to his (and our, as Americans) advantage.

He is not afraid to stand up to those who would sacrifice our nation’s sovereignty for political expediencies.

And I, along with millions of other average Americans, will stand beside him if he is forced to shut down the Federal Government in order to secure funds to make America safe from those who wish to force their way into our Sovereign Nation.

AMERICA FIRST.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 
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Do you ever feel helpless about what's going on? Do you turn the sound down when a member of "The Resistance" speaks? Do you talk back to the television? I understand fully. My blog contains the views of a 61 year old Christian American Conservative. I was raised by members of The Greatest Generation. My father landed at Normandy. I love this country. By the way, how did that Hopey-Changey Thing work out for ya?

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