Haven’t we already seen this movie?

Courtesy of Reuters

President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for the wall he promised to build on the southern border with Mexico to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters.

The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year.

Democrats, who oppose the wall as unnecessary and immoral, control the U.S. House of Representatives, making it unlikely the Republican president’s request will win congressional passage. Republicans control the Senate.

The proposal comes on the heels of a bruising battle with Congress over wall funding that resulted in a five-week partial federal government shutdown that ended in January, and could touch off a sequel just ahead of a trifecta of ominous fiscal deadlines looming this fall.

Color me confused but I thought that Trump declared a national emergency in order to get money to build his wall?

And if that was not confusing enough, there is also this:

An honest question has anybody seen footage of any new construction on the border wall. Even from Fox News?

All I can find is this from USA Today:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has replaced several dozen miles of existing barrier along the border under the Trump administration, but as of early January the agency had not erected any new barrier where it did not already exist.

The border agency did not immediately respond to request for an update.

So Trump has now started an argument with Mexico over wall funding, shut down the government, declared a national emergency, and is currently demanding more money from Congress, and there is STILL no new wall construction? 

And keep in mind that the whole idea of building a wall was invented for Trump to help him remember his anti-immigration message, it was never supposed to be an actual wall.