President Trump blasted the Senate’s latest funding bill this week for its glaring lack of ample funding for border security and for even a pittance for the wall. He accused Democrats of obstructing the process and threatening to derail it altogether if anything approaching a wall is addressed, but that’s no surprise to us at all. Keeping the issue alive for November is exactly what the Democrats’ doctor ordered. The problem for them is that polling still shows American voters squarely in favor of more security . . . including a wall.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
President Trump complained Thursday that a spending bill passed by the Senate this week doesn’t do anything to boost funding for the border wall he promised voters in 2016.
“I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms? Dems are obstructing Law Enforcement and Border Security,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!”
I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms? Dems are obstructing Law Enforcement and Border Security. REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2018
Trump has had an uphill battle since taking office in gaining funding for a southern border wall, which he promised voters during the campaign would be built to increase border security.
The Senate passed a final spending bill this week for fiscal year 2019 that accounts for more that half of the expected federal spending for the year.