“Trump is really kind of boxing himself in now, because now he’s in the position of either having to back down and look weak, which we know he doesn’t like doing. Or press ahead and potentially have a government shutdown. Just the way the Senate works, they would need 60 votes for a spending bill, which means definitionally, you’re going to need Democrats to support it. So, he’s really kind of painted himself – once again on yet another issue – into a corner.”Hunter is pointing to recent flirtations Republicans have had with shutting down the government and how it generally is not received well by the public. Should Trump attempt to shutdown the government, it could become a political liability for an already unpopular president. President Trump is seeking $1.6 billion from Congress to begin new construction on the wall. Some estimates, however, show that a brand new border wall would cost an estimated $25-30 billion to complete. Trump has backed off public proclamations that Mexico would pay for the wall and even privately asked the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, to not make public statements that the United States would pay for the wall because it would hurt Trump politically. “You cannot say anymore that the United States is going to pay for the wall,” said Trump, according to transcripts of his call with Peña Nieto. “I am just going to say that we are working it out. Believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important to talk about.”
Who Said It — Donald Trump or This TV/Movie Character?
President Donald Trump made waves in his campaign and career by saying totally outrageous things every opportunity he had. From comments about women's bodies to jokes about paralyzed reporters, his words have startled, angered and amused many Americans. Like fictional characters and brazen celebrities, the President of the United States…
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