Bipartisan Group Attempts To Low-Ball The Border Wall.
There are talks that Trump will accept less than the needed 5 Billion for the border wall. In fact, a group of Republicans and Democrats are banking on Trump accepting less.
“Faced with limited options and a looming deadline to prevent another government shutdown, President Trump is moving toward accepting a border security deal that would fall well short of his once firm demand for $5.7 billion in funds for a wall along the southwestern border.
House and Senate conferees were nearing an agreement that could offer the president $1.3 billion to about $2 billion in funding for border security. That funding, still subject to change, could include money for some physical barriers, such as “bollard fencing,” and result in a deal as early as Monday.”
“Despite previously committing that he would not accept anything less than $5 billion in funding for a border wall in a border security package, Trump is now telling lawmakers and aides that he is open to accepting just $2 billion for the wall, sources told the New York Times:
Mr. Trump has told allies he would grudgingly accept a figure of around $2 billion, but House Democrats remain publicly opposed to spending that much on physical barriers. It is still not clear how much of the final allocation would go for new fencing, according to three people briefed on the negotiations. [Emphasis added]”
The deal has yet to be accepted but aside from this being a huge slap in the face to the American people, it would also be a major blow to Trump. According to a recent poll, Trump could lose a significant amount of his base if he buckles and takes anything less than the needed 5 Billion for the wall.
This should be a no-brainer. Kill the bill. The Democrats are trying to strongarm the president out of helping Americans and our country. Why settle for anything less than what we actually need to keep Americans safe?
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