House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that there would not be any funding for the border wall Donald Trump is demanding. “There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” she told reporters.
President Trump has his own response, which he shared with reporters:
“If they don’t give us a wall it doesn’t work. Without a wall, it doesn’t work”
Though the back and forth between the two continues, Trump is still holding firm to his promise that it’s a wall deal or no deal.
In addition to saying there would be no wall funding, Pelosi also said of Trump’s insistence that Democrats give him wall funding, “It is not a negotiation for the president to say … ‘it doesn’t matter what Congress says.’ The President wants to have Congress be completely irrelevant in how we meet the needs of the American people? No, c’mon. Let them work their will. I’m an appropriator.”
Trump isn’t the only one fed up with the Democrats’ stubbornness.
House Freedom Caucus head Mark Meadows tweeted Thursday, “Amazing. Hardly 24 hours in to conference talks and Speaker Pelosi announces ‘no wall money’ in a bill. This is a total and open refusal to even negotiate on something fundamental to a secure border.”
“Stop pretending Democrats are negotiating,” Meadows said. “Democrats aren’t even pretending.”
Former Republican president candidate and Trump’s next potential pick to sit on the Federal Reserve Board, Herman Cain, tweeted, “Hmmmmm……seems we’re headed for another border wall showdown.”
“The negotiating committee is trying to reach a compromise on the $5.7 billion down-payment Trump has sought for his promised wall along the border,” Reuters reported Thursday. “The committee will likely have to wrap up its work around Feb. 10 to meet the Feb. 15 deadline set when Trump and lawmakers agreed last week to end a 35-day partial government shutdown.”
Further proving Meadows’s point that Democrats aren’t even attempting to negotiate, Pelosi called Trump’s offer of a three-year protection for Dreamers in exchange for a permanent wall a “non-starter.”
But isn’t this entire process a non-starter for Democrats? Does Pelosi understand that compromise means giving a little to get a little?
If they want to avoid another government shutdown, why do Democrats continue to refuse to negotiate?
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So, Pelosi, when are you taking down the walls around the homes you own?
Democrats had no intention of "negotiating" with the Republicans! President Trump will have to allow this to run its course until the deadline so that the blame for another shutdown falls squarely into the laps of the Democrats.
Meanwhile, he should continue to do as he is doing - sending more troops to the border and erect razor-wire barriers.