February 15th is approaching, and you know what that means. If no deal is reached, we’ll have another shutdown on our hands.
Any progress? Meh. The current deal only provides $1.375 billion for a physical barrier. That’s well below the $5(ish) billion requested.
President Trump said today that he’s not incredibly dazzled by the current proposal on the table.
“Am I happy? The answer is no, I’m not. I’m not happy,” Trump said of the current agreement.
He said he’ll have to “study it” before he takes a solid position.
“I’m adding things to it,” Trump said. “It’s all going to happen, where we’re going to build a beautiful, big, strong wall.”
“I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown,” he added. “If you did have it, it’s the Democrats’ fault.”
The latest? Here you go.
I’m not incredibly thrilled with that tone. It sounds a little cave-y, but maybe– hopefully–I’m mistaken. Maybe that’s just him trying to sound optimistic.
Do not cave, Mr. President.