Monday, February 4, 2019

President Trump Won’t Be Fooled by Pelosi, Schumer in Border Negotiations

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The countdown is on. Congress now has just over two weeks to pass a longer-term funding bill with sufficient resources for border security. While it is entirely possible that Congress could come to an agreement and pass a bill that includes funding for the wall, prior history makes that prospect feel increasingly bleak.
Even though Nancy Pelosi saw the largest increase in negatives during the shutdown, it became immediately evident that she felt empowered after President Donald Trump signed the three-week Continuing Resolution. During a joint news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after a deal to open the government had been reached, both Pelosi and Schumer mocked Trump, stating they have been clear about no wall and that they “hoped the president learned his lesson.”
At this point, it’s hard to imagine Pelosi changing her tune on a wall she’s previously called “immoral,” or radical Democrats pivoting to support something they’ve call a “medieval vanity project.” Despite not ruling out another shutdown for negotiation purposes, it would be the least palatable option for the administration. This means the president must work fast to win over the American people before he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if he wants adequate funding for border security.
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