It was a loser from the very start.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Mexico refused to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall, and now it appears American taxpayers may never have to either.
A spending bill to keep the federal government running past Sept. 30 will not contain money for Trump’s biggest presidential campaign promise. Republican congressional leaders are instead postponing the fight over a wall along the southwestern border until after the November midterm elections — when Democrats will almost certainly have more influence and possibly be weeks away from taking control of the House.
“This is the GOP Congress giving the president a big middle finger,” said Stan Collender, a budget expert who spent years working for House and Senate committees. “It’s the Republican Congress saying, ‘We’re going to make it more difficult for you to shut down the government because it’s not good for us, even if it’s good for you.’”
While most Americans are not particularly interested in a border wall, Trump’s base is, and will likely see his readiness to sign yet another spending bill that lacks wall money as a broken promise.
“There is a strong segment of Trump voters that’s demoralized,” said William Gheen, the head of the hard-line group Americans for Legal Immigration. “Because there’s no wall, illegal crossings are at a new peak, possibly higher than Obama levels, and the Republican House spent its time on an amnesty compromise bill rather than enforcement like we were promised by Trump.”
The Republicans are essentially kicking the border wall can down the road knowing full well that when the Dems take over that it will never even be brought up as a budget issue.
This allows the Republicans to simply blame the Democrats when their conservative constituents bring the topic up, even though they likely had no real plan to ever fund the stupid wall either.
As you might imagine this has really pissed off Tangerine Hitler.
When will Republican leadership learn that they are being played like a fiddle by the Democrats on Border Security and Building the Wall? Without Borders, we don’t have a country. With Open Borders, which the Democrats want, we have nothing but crime! Finish the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2018
Open borders mean “we have nothing but crime?”
I think Trump has the lowest opinion of immigrants in history.