Shutdown Averted

PUBLISHED: 5:27 PM 18 Dec 2018

Trump Circumvents Dems, Border Wall Funding Found Without Shutdown

Instead of forcing a partial government shutdown, in true negotiator style, the president has announced that the Border Wall funding can be gotten in other ways, making democrats look rather idiotic.

President Trump, in masterly negotiator style, has avoided a government shutdown and announced that the funding for the border wall has been found in other ways.

Although the media is claiming that President Trump caved, a government shutdown has been avoided by the White House.

Sarah Sanders announced this morning that President Trump has found other ways to get the money needed to properly secure the sovereign border of the United States, all without childish democrat cooperation.

Sanders’ comments come four days before large portions of the federal government would have been shut down for lack of funds.

President Trump has asked for a meager $5 billion to build the border wall, a very, very small amount of money considering the wastes of the previous administration.

Democrats, in typical partisan fashion have vowed to oppose all efforts to prevent illegal criminals from entering the country.

But, Sanders told reporters, “We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion.”

“At the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border,” Sanders said.

“There are certainly a number of different funding sources that we’ve identified that we can use, that we can couple with money that would be given through congressional appropriations that would help us get to that $5 billion that the president needs in order to protect our border,” she said.

“We’ll continue to have these conversations with both Senate and House Republicans and Democrats. Our team has been in constant communication,” Sanders said. “We’re going to continue to do that. I’m not going to negotiate here, but we’ve been talking to them just as recently as this morning.”

So, rather than give democrats the ammunition to claim that President Trump is obstinate and opposes to the function of the government, he has pulled the proverbial rug out from under their feet and taken away their leverage.

The border wall will be funded, with or without democrat support, and Donald Trump has shown, once again, that he is above the political maneuvering, meanness, and selfishness that characterizes liberals.