President Trump is back to his old antics just one day after Thanksgiving. In a tweet sent on Friday morning, the President said his new ‘major border security package’ includes funding for the border wall that a majority of Americans oppose.
“Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall,” Trump wrote.
The Hill notes that Trump has never backed down from threats to shut down the U.S. government if his new deal is not pushed through Congress. Congress has until December 7 to reach a funding deal for the fiscal year deadline.
Trump’s tone has changed since the summer when he demanded that Republicans ignore Democratic demands and fund his pet project.
With the GOP losing the house in the November mid-term elections and liberals opposing the wall, his battle has become a bigger uphill battle.
Now, Trump is attempting to create a tone of bipartisanship while at the same time attacking anyone who disagrees with his approach. This week, Trump attacked California’s 9th Circuit for standing in his way.
Trump attempted on Friday morning to appear more “bipartisan” when talking about another bill focused on criminal justice reform. In that tweet, Trump tweeted at Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. However, Trump didn’t bother to check that he was tweeted at Schumer’s official account and instead tagged a random Twitter user.
Chuck Schumer’s official account is located @SenSchumer.
A Gallup poll released on June 20, 2018, revealed that 57% of Americans oppose a border wall along the Southern border.
With Trump’s repeated attacked aimed at Democratic lawmakers over the previous two years, he’s not likely to see funding for the wall he promised to his base during the 2016 general election.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.