Dems Celebrate Trump ‘Caving’ on Border Wall

Despite insisting he wouldn’t cave on funding for the building of a border wall, President Trump announced a deal to reopen the federal government without any such money. And Democrats are celebrating as if they just won back the White House.

Trump made an announcement in the Rose Garden on Friday that a short-term deal had been reached: a bill to fund the government through February 15th, without any provisions for the wall.

“I am very proud to announce we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” he said, later referencing the border fight by stating, “Walls should not be controversial.”

The President did note the “very powerful weapon” he has at his disposal regarding a national emergency declaration.

In short, Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got the government back in business for the time being without any significant concession. And the ‘build the wall’ bank account remains empty.

So what is going to change in three weeks?

“Democrats are going to have no incentive to give him funds for a border wall with the government open,” The Political Insider wrote earlier today. “They wouldn’t even budge when it was closed for over a month.”

Dems Celebrate the ‘Cave’

Just yesterday, President Trump took to social media to announce that he was holding strong on his demands for a wall on the southern border.

“Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn’t work,” he wrote. “Our Country has a chance to greatly reduce Crime, Human Trafficking, Gangs and Drugs. Should have been done for decades. We will not Cave!”

That very word – ‘cave’ – is being used by numerous prominent liberal pundits in describing Trump’s agreement to reopen the federal government.

But it was conservative author Ann Coulter who took a particularly rough shot at the President, insinuating he is a ‘wimp.’

Is There Hope?

We mentioned Trump noting his ability to declare a national emergency at the border, but he is, for some reason, hesitant to go down that path.

Still, he ended the Rose Garden gathering with a warning – come February 15th, if no fair deal is attained by Congress, a national emergency will be declared.

Why wait until then? The Democrats will almost assuredly bog down the process by filing a lawsuit over the move regardless. Campaign season will be kicking into full gear shortly. Without a wall, the President will struggle to maintain energy amongst a base that supported him on this platform.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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