Despite the fact that Congress failed to provide President Trump with adequate funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, he is sticking to the promise that he made to the American voters.
In fact, over the weekend Trump pointed out that even though the $1.3 trillion budget doesn’t include funding for the wall yet, the billions of dollars going to the military is going to help our troops and make the military “rich again” and the rest of the money for the wall will come soon.
Trump took to social media to share the positive aspects of the bill, arguing, “Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich.”
The president then went on to remind Americans and lawmakers who are skeptical about building a border wall along the Southern border of the United States that the wall is necessary for national defense reasons.
“Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!” Trump tweeted.
Alas, not everyone is pleased that Trump signed the bill. While many realize that billions of dollar going to the military is a positive thing, some GOP lawmakers are deficit hawks and they have expressed their concerns over the bill’s impact on the federal deficit and the fact the bill increases it to over $1 trillion.
On the other hand, the democrats are furious that Trump got $1.6 billion for national security and some funding for fencing along the border. The democrats also seem to have completely left behind the Dreamers, and any sort of fix for Obamacare, which are two issues they advocated for.
In fact, earlier this year, the dems led the federal government to a three-day government shutdown over the issue of immigration. What’s more, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi even gave a record-breaking eight-hour speech from the House floor where she read letters from DACA recipients that stood to be deported if lawmakers found no solution.
Trump was adamant about his request for the billions of dollars for the wall, but the bill he signed last week only includes a fraction of that, $1.6 billion.
President Trump took to social media to renew his promise to the voters, claiming the $1.6 billion lawmakers provided for national security and the wall is “just a down payment” and went on to vow that rest of the funding would happen at a later date.
What is important to notice here is not the fact that lawmakers failed to supply Trump with the adequate funds to keep America safe, but that Trump chose to reach across the political aisle and compromise, instead of shutdown the government yet again like the democrats did in January.
With that bold leadership move, Trump proved that he values the thousands of federal employees over trying to prove a partisan point, unlike the dense dems.
Trump also reminded Americans that the funds Congress did provide will be very useful in starting to build the wall along the border as well as barriers until the rest of the funding is provided.
“Much can be done with the $1.6 Billion given to building and fixing the border wall. It is just a down payment. Work will start immediately.”
Trump went on to reiterate that “the rest of the money will come.” He also vowed to help Dreamers, despite the fact that dems left them behind, tweeting, “Remember DACA, the Democrats abandoned you (but we will not)!”
While the dems were the main cheerleaders for the hundreds of thousands DACA recipients, Trump has now come to their defense after the dem lawmakers abandoned them. And people say that Trump has no compassion?
Despite the fact that Trump signed a bill that did not include a fix for illegal immigrants who were brought to American illegal as children, he took the time to share on social media that he has not forgotten about them. That, in itself, is a testament to the heart of our president.
What’s more, Trump didn’t even create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Obama did. But when it became a burden on the country, Trump was forced to end the program. But not before giving Congressional leaders six-months to find a solution that would allow them to continue getting work permits and remain in the country. However, the dems failed them.
At the end of the day, the democrats advocacy for the Dreamers must have just been an elaborate ruse.
Trump signed the bill because the military needed funds and as an exceptional leader, Trump knows what needs to be done to make America great again!