As Trump increases his threats to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his wall, it becomes more clear that he knows he’s about to lose this fight. The wall that was to be a lasting monument to Trump’s hatred for immigrants will never be built, and he can’t stand the defeat.
$25 billion – the amount Trump is demanding for his wall – is a lot of money. As this article points out, though, in a budget the size of the U.S.’s, it’s not really a lot of money. We just gave billionaires a trillion dollars in tax cuts. Trump is promising farmers $12 billion to offset their losses due to his trade war. If we really wanted to build a wall, we would fund it this year. But it’s not good policy. It’s just food for the base, and a vanity project for a vain president. And so leadership in Congress is resisting. When we take back the House, we’ll be able to officially consider Trump’s wall dead. Trump will have broken this promise, and he will have lost this fight, like so many others. And we will have even more reason to believe that Trump is a weak, ineffective president who knows how to market himself, but little else.
Tom McClintock is fully committed to Trump and his wall. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.