Donald Trump rejects compromise admits he is using the government shutdown as leverage for border wall.

By |2019-01-12T09:25:42-08:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Big surprise.

Courtesy of WMTW:

As the partial federal government shutdown reaches three weeks, Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said President Donald Trump rejected a compromise earlier this week to reopen the government.

Collins told WMTW News 8 political reporter Paul Merrill that she and four other Republican senators put together a compromise plan Wednesday night.

The plan included some funding for border security as well as immigration reforms, Collins said.

She said the group pitched the compromise to Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday.

Pence presented the plan to the president, who rejected it, Collins said.

“I’m very disappointed because I really felt that this was a pathway to reopening government and strengthening our border,” Collins said.

Collins said Pence explained why Trump rejected the deal.

“He said that the president felt that he would lose leverage if government were reopened,” Collins said.

Now I am aware that this is not exactly news to most of us,

But what is news is that this proves Trump is not concerned with border security, which has been the new talking point, and that he is solely focused on getting his wall and does not care how many federal workers’ lives are ruined in order to get it. 

It also shows that Susan Collins, who has been a reliable Republican team player, is no longer willing to provide cover for that. 

I think Senator Jon Tester explained the lies behind Trump’s call for a border wall best.

Trump is quite literally destroying people’s confidence in their government.

Gee, I wonder who benefits from that?

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  1. Anonymous January 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Well trump should be proud of himself and now he can brag that he caused the longest shut down in the history of the universe.

    When are the republicans going to smarting up and override his veto?

    When is someone going to ask trump the real cost of his vanity wall….which is $26 billion?

    I couldn’t believe that David Brooks on PBS, said Nancy should give trump $ 2 billion for the wall in exchange for DACA… doens’t he remember they gave Hitler Poland thinking that would make him happy… looked what happened

    Seems to me his refusal to compromise and keep the government shut down is another reason to add to the long list of reasons to impeach.

    Can you imagine if Obama had pulled this crap.

  2. Anonymous January 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah trump aint never gonna be haapy till theres just white rich and spoonfed.

  3. Anonymous January 12, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Did he admit he is an agent of Vladimir Putin and everything he’s done and is doing is at Putin’s bidding? That those are the orders he received in Germany, which is why he destroyed the translator’s notes?

  4. Anon January 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Had he ever made Melania orgasm?

    • Anymous January 12, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      I didn’t need that mental image.

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