Senator Rand Paul commented on the news that congressional negotiators had found a way to fund the border wall. The new proposal would find 1.3 Billion to fund a border barrier if accepted.
“I think in the end, Trump won a big victory here, because everybody else had folded,” he said in the interview with host and Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.
“At Christmastime, everybody else was folding, and just saying, ‘Oh the Democrats gained control of the House, this is the best that we’ll ever do.’ So he got $1.375 billion for border security that wasn’t in there before,” he said.
Before the government shutdown, Democrats offered no money for a physical barrier. One option proposed by Democrats included $1.6 billion to $2.5 billion — none of which could be spent on a wall.
“I think the president wanted $5 billion and Nancy Pelosi wanted $0, so until she got him to $0 there was going to be no compromise,” Paul said of those discussions.
“So I think there will be a splitting of the difference, I think the number that’s being floated around is $1.375 billion — not all of that for the wall, but some of it will be,” he said.
“Democrats can say none of it’s for the wall, but in reality it’s for a steel slat barrier that certainly looks pretty hard to get over for me,” he added.”
The Democrats and the MSM tried to play it off like it was no big deal. They tried to claim it was more of a fence or that this is not what Trump promised. But you could tell these were just the complaints from some sore losers trying to get some last jabs in at Trump. Since they were sour over any funding for a Border Wall. As that would help Trump and more importantly our country.