President Donald Trump is putting a stop to all the liberal nay-sayers that are doing their best to put a halt on his plans for a wall along the United States-Mexico border.
He said that he is conscious of the chatter that liberal media is putting out regarding the wall not being built and he’s got some news for them.
“The wall gets built, 100 percent.” He went on to say that he is not sure what they’re talking about, he is aware of what they’re saying, but does not know where they are getting their information.
He said that the project is going to start “soon.”
Liberals thought they won with the wall not being budgeted for in House negotiations, but President Trump says, “We’re already preparing. We’re doing plans, we’re doing specifications, we’re doing a lot of work on the wall.”
It’s obvious that he is going to hold himself true to his campaign promise. Democrats are going to look very silly wiping egg off of their face once construction commences. Rome wasn’t built overnight after all.
Reporters asked Trump if he would sign a continuing budget resolution if it didn’t include funding for the wall. “The wall’s going to get built, folks. In case anybody has any questions, the wall is going to get built,” Trump replied. He added that construction for the wall would start “soon.”
“We’re already preparing. We’re doing plans, we’re doing specifications, we’re doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall is going to get built,” he added. Democrats seized on reports that Trump said during a meeting with conservative media on Monday that he could get funding this week or in September budget negotiations for FY2018, as a sign that he was caving on his priorities. Senate Democrats insist that they will not support any budget that includes wall funding. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that nothing had changed in the president’s priorities.
“No one said ‘delayed,’” Spicer said, when asked if the president was willing to delay wall funding. Behind the scenes, White House aides are reluctant to play “shutdown theater” with Democrats, telling reporters that they are not going to negotiate budget deals with the Democrats through the media. Spicer did not say whether funding for the wall was a firm requirement for the president’s budget, suggesting to his opponents that it was open to interpretation.
“I don’t think anything has changed,” Spicer said, adding that discussions were ongoing with both houses of Congress. The wall, he insisted, would be built, but he did not offer a construction timetable. “It’s not a question of wait until the fall. I think that there’s a lot of things that have to happen,” Spicer said. “It’s like any construction … we will take the first steps now and we will continue to seek funding through the FY2018 and further budget to make sure that it’s completed.”