Another Crazy Twitter Rant: Trump Doesn’t Care About Gov Shutdown As Long As He Can Spread His Racist Policies
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday where he claimed that he doesn’t care about the political consequences of the government shutdown as long as he can shut down the border and build his proposed wall.
Trump said via Twitter:
“I don’t care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown.”
He then added, “Border Security is National Security, and National Security is the long-term viability of our Country. A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous America!”
…Border Security is National Security, and National Security is the long-term viability of our Country. A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
Trump has recently threatened to shut down the government when the fiscal year ends in September if he doesn’t receive funding for his border wall by the deadline and Congress doesn’t change legal immigration programs.
Trump had first initiated the idea of the shutdown in a Sunday tweet. On Monday, he doubled down on his threat during a joint press conference with Italian prime minister.
“If we don’t get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown,” Trump said.
Trump added that he’d be willing to “leave room for negotiation.”