Many of us were not happy when the President signed that insane $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill a short while ago. It did not provide full funding for the border wall and wasted money on all sorts of stupid shit. He signed it primarily to fund the military while proclaiming that he was never going to sign another bill like that again.
We’ll have to see if he keeps his word on this but it looks like we’ll find out if he was serious about that statement in September. That’s when Congress has to pass another continuing resolution to keep the government open. Trump just said that he’s going to demand wall funding in the next package. What this means is that it looks as if he’s prepared to shut down the government if he doesn’t get wall funding.
We are going to demand Congress secure the border in the upcoming CR. Illegal immigration must end!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2018
And this is exactly what needs to happen. If the Democrats don’t want to support securing the border, let them campaign on that record in the midterms. Even a percentage of racial minorities aren’t going to support a platform that insists on looking out for illegal aliens before the natives. It’s an utterly insane political agenda.
But Trump really needs to take serious action on the border. Illegal immigration is back up and this caravan nonsense has been a real policy failure. He should have ordered the 101st airborne division with shoot to kill orders to guard the border. And this shit with the National Guard hasn’t helped matters at all. The wall needs to be built and it needs to be built yesterday.