Congressional budget talks are in trouble due to what Senator Chuck Schumer aptly referred to as a “fly in the ointment”. It would seem President Trump is yet again holding Congress hostage with a list of irrational demands, the most ridiculous being his billion dollar border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Threatening a government shutdown if he does not get his way, the baby-in-chief sent out a flurry of tweets Sunday and Monday that sounded more like a petulant child than the leader of the free world. And his latest are completely mind numbing:
….the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!#BuildTheWall
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2017
Today his excuse is drugs and on Sunday his excuse was a gang that began in California in the 1980s: MS-13. Trump tweeted:
The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
Because you know how a huge border wall can stop a gang that began in our own country under Ronald Reagan, right?
While Twitler may be having a grand time pushing for his ridiculous wall, the consequences for the GOP may be severe. When the government last shutdown in 2013, Republicans in Congress were able to justify it by making it seem that they had no choice but to take a stand against President Barack Obama’s scary healthcare bill. Should the federal government shut down during an entirely Republican controlled Congress and White House, the GOP will have no one to blame but themselves. Or perhaps the giant child currently throwing a temper tantrum in the Oval Office.
Unfortunately for them, his entitled point of view is being encouraged by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who made this statement on NBC’s Meet the Press:
We expect a massive increase in military spending. We expect money for border security in this bill. And it ought to be. Because the president won overwhelmingly. And everyone understands the border wall was part of it.
It would seem that in 2017 America, winning an election gives you carte blanche to spend U.S. tax dollars on whatever suits your fancy. Perhaps the Big Baby-Man should put his money where his mouth is. If the wall is something he feels so strongly about, why not fund it himself? He IS a billionaire after all. He could put his name all over it and commission an artist to cover it with pictures of his face..I’ll bet Congress would even give him a lollipop.