Quiz Time! Wall Funding: Who Will Blink, Democrats or Trump?

Trump seeks $5B, down from $15B to fund the wall. He says he will shut down the government unless Congress approves.

On Tuesday Trump Threatened to Shut Down Gov't in Oval Office Feud with Pelosi, Schumer if Congress did not fund his wall.

Despite asking for wall funding, Trump still insists"Mexico will pay for it."

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer responded:

"Well, Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA, which it certainly won't, I guess we don't have to. Let's fund the government."

Schumer added, "If the president really believes what he tweeted this morning that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn't be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers pay for the wall. He can't have it both ways."

Former House Speaker and House Speaker elect Nancy Pelosi responded the "American people are still paying the price" if benefits from the trade deal go to the wall.

Who Will Blink?

Addendum

I redid the poll. I left off a compromise choice: One that satisfies no one or delays the decision.

If you voted before there was a 4th choice, please do so again.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (23)
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2banana
2banana

Well, if obama can fly billions to Iran by his own personal agreement, I am sure congress can cough up a few billion for a wall to keep out criminal illegal invaders.

If not - DJT should just make up some immigration laws. Call it DACAII - Detain, Arrest, Cage and Arrange (for deportation). Oh wait - THAT IS ALREADY THE LAW.

JL1
JL1

Mish your comment system is disappearing comments when calling politicians b-l-i-t-h-e-r-i-n-g and i-d-i-o-t-s.

Please fix.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

Jl1 - Your comment is cryptic. I do not know what you mean. Email me or explain better.

shamrock
shamrock

The shutdown could go on a very very long time. Trump has nothing to lose really. I think the compromise should be that the dreamers pay for the wall in exchange for permanent resident visas. $2k a pop should do it, and most of them are in fact Mexicans.

Realist
Realist

Building a wall on ONE border is a waste of money. How effective will it be when all the other points of entry are still wide open. Trump needs a wall around the ENTIRE country, or better yet, a dome that covers the entire country. I’m pretty sure the rest of the world would pay for it.