Total Border Shutdown if No Wall Funding

By Kaylee McGhee – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

‘This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win…’

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) President Trump promised to close the U.S. border with Mexico entirely if Democrats don’t agree to allocate $5 billion for the construction of a border wall.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump blamed the “obstructionist” Democrats for the government shutdown, which is on its seventh day.

Last week, Republicans appeared ready to approve a Senate-passed bill that would have funded the government through Feb. 8 without the border wall.

But within hours, House Republicans backed by Trump rallied GOP members behind the president’s campaign promise and vowed to fight for full funding.

Trump—whose efforts at establishing border security have repeatedly been thwarted by activist liberal courts issuing injunctions—criticized the nation’s weak immigration laws.

He also attacked the Democrats for their stubborn refusal to compromise and said it’s less about the wall than it is about preventing the GOP from fulfilling its campaign promise.

Several Republicans have suggested giving Democrats DACA—amnesty for illegal children brought into the U.S.—in exchange for border wall funding.

But in another tweet, Trump rejected that idea:

Trump then suggested that closing the border off entirely might not only help to curb illegal immigration and criminal activity, but might also save money due to the trade imbalance between the U.S. and Mexico.

Although Trump recently renegotiated a trade deal with Mexico and Canada to replace the Clinton-era North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, the new agreement would not take effect until it is approved by the legislatures of all three countries.

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a “work in progress.”

Trump also said that closing the border would help the U.S. auto industry, including General Motors, which in November announced it would close several plants in the Midwest and cut 15 percent of its workforce due to changes in the industry.

As news broke of an even bigger caravan forming to make its way to the already overwhelmed U.S.–Mexico border, Trump concluded his string of tweets by warning Central American countries not to take advantage of the U.S. and threatening to cut off aid if they do.


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