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This is biased reporting, he actually blasted it because there were no funds for the wall and other border security measures. Less border security funds than past budgets under previous Presidents of course any reasonable person would oppose that.

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Here's the facts, Cadet Bonespurs:

Your moronic goal for a Berlin/Hadrian's Wall across the United States isn't going to happen. You lied your ridiculously fake tanned behind off in promising the moon and pie in the sky with it, and since then you've watched as everyone involved has slapped you in the face.

It's not going to be a 'huge wall' like some sort of medieval castle battlement.

It's not going to be paid for by Mexico.

It's not going to be paid for by the United States either.

Your own party knows that while you may be a kingmaker in the primaries, this program among others is an albatross that'll lose the party more seats in the House and Senate.

In some ways, I bet Democrats are PRAYING Trump forces the government shutdown over this. Because for all your obfuscation, for all of Sarah Sanders' flat out misdirection and lies, and for all your angry Tweets... the buck doesn't stop anywhere but in the Oval Office.

And the people of the United States see you as the least ethical, least trustworthy president since Nixon. Congratulations.

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Trump really played on the stupidity of people when he said he’d build a wall and Mexico would pay for it.

Imagine falling for that one.

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Money for the Wall or veto it. If America is going to run $850 billion a year deficits might as well throw in another $20 billion for securing the nations sovereignty.

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People outside of the USA are hoping Trump gets the wall built all around the USA to isolate the USA from the rest of the world.

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$20+T in national debt. How about a budget that is 5% under the expected income?

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Real simple to solve, don't sign the bill. If the GOP are that stupid, don't give them what they want.

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People outside of the USA are hoping Trump gets the wall built all around the USA to isolate the USA from the rest of the world.

Speak for yourself.

There are thousands of people south of the border, including violent and murderous drug gangs, that don’t want that wall built.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

The party that controls both the House and the Senate is trying to pretend it's the minority party's fault that they can't get their agenda through. Republicans are inept across the board.

The fact is that anyone who knows anything knows this wall isn't going to happen. The Test portions Trump ordered built ahead of funding can't even stay standing. It's a giant, pointless boondoggle, and anyone who isn't completely blinded by racism can see it.

Congressional Republicans (at least the ones with brains in their heads) know the American people are frustrated because Trump's trillions of dollars of deficit spending and tax cuts for the rich haven't resulted in any gains for ordinary, working class people. Instead, by picking trade wars, Orange Jumpsuit has effectively raised taxes on the middle class while doing nothing to improve their way of life. Congress knows this. Congressional Republicans know trying to fund a border wall vanity project right now would be shooting themselves in the foot - the Democrat attack ads about out-of-touch GOP would practically write themselves. They know right before elections is not the time to divert millions of dollars into a deeply unpopular program voters were promised they wouldn't even have to pay for in the first place. So they're doing what they're best at - pretending not to be completely horrible until after elections have solidified their power.

The only hitch is the toddler in the White House can't handle not being the center of attention and not getting everything he wants all the time. He doesn't know how to delay gratification. So he's forcing a lose-lose confrontation with the Congressional GOP. The options are: Lil' Toadstool caves, in which case he looks weak, Congress caves, in which case they likely lose their majority after elections and Trump gets impeached, or nobody caves, we have a government shutdown while the government is dominated by Republicans, and voters get so incensed they definitely vote all the GOP out, and Trump gets impeached.

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Real simple to solve, don't sign the bill. If the GOP are that stupid, don't give them what they want.

Yes, hold the entire nation hostage for something you promised Mexico would pay for.

It's hilarious to witness the incompetence/impotence of the party that literally controls the two branches of government that make laws.

This border wall and Truml's ignorant supporters cheering for it evidence their utter lack of competence when it comes to governing. The wall would be an ineffective waste of money, but rightists are certain it is necessary. Mexico won't pay for the wall, but people lacking the mental capacity of a 3 year old ate up that promise. ROFL. Smh. Har!

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Trump just can't close this deal. He's practically begging at this point.

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There are thousands of people south of the border, including violent and murderous drug gangs, that don’t want that wall built.

There are millions of people inside the borders of the US, including literate, intelligent citizens, they don't want that wall built.

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Trump and GOP politicians are blaming this on the Democrats, even though the GOP holds the presidency and both houses. They're blaming their ineptitude on the party that literally holds none of the power. Just one more example of the GOP being completely worthless.

It is however quite entertaining to see the GOP feed upon themselves. They're like a parasite.

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Yep sure Donny another shutdown in order me thunks..

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Strangerland that's a very good point blaming Democrats when the Republican Party holds power? The President does not appear to be part of the Republican Party so where does this end.

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Let corporations who received the big tax breaks pay for the useless wall. They can put company logos on it like they do on stadiums.

Come on Spanky, shut down the government before the elections. I dare you.

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See, told ya, promises, words and nothing but words.

He ain't gonna get his beloved wall!

Good so!

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Strangerland that's a very good point blaming Democrats when the Republican Party holds power? The President does not appear to be part of the Republican Party so where does this end.

He's part of their party, their party is just useless which is why they can't even agree between their leader and their people.

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Let corporations who received the big tax breaks pay for the useless wall. They can put company logos on it like they do on stadiums.

That's a good idea. It gets the wall Trump wants, without costing the people, which the left wants (and right should want), and corporations get to advertise more.

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Wasn't their a cartel leader that escaped prison via tunnel? Didn't that cartel also use tunnels to smuggle drugs into the US?

Tunnels could never be used to circumvent Trump's wall.

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Tunnels could never be used to circumvent Trump's wall.

Of course not. Trump's wall will reach to the bowels of the earth, and to the reaches of heaven. It will be a tremendous wall, like no wall that has ever been. And it will win, boy will it win. When that wall is built, people will be sick of how much winning that wall wins.

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"There are millions of people inside the borders of the US, including literate, intelligent citizens, they don't want that wall built."

They're outnumbered by the millions of people inside the borders, including literate, intelligent citizens, who DO want that wall built.

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They're outnumbered by the millions of people inside the borders, including literate, intelligent citizens, who DO want that wall built.

No they aren't. Remember, Trump was NOT the choice of the people, Hillary was. MILLIONS of people preferred her. Millions of people didn't want him. Millions more wanted her. Millions more don't want the wall.

Only Trump voters want the wall. Trump voters, who got MILLIONS less votes than Hillary. Millions of less people preferred him. Millions less want the wall than don't.

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They're outnumbered by the millions of people inside the borders, including literate, intelligent citizens, who DO want that wall built.

Any evidence to support this assertion? Please don't link to a well documented bigot on YouTube.

Oh my:

As President Trump plans to visit California Tuesday to see prototypes for a U.S. - Mexico border wall, the idea of building a border wall continues to be unpopular with most Americans

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-continue-to-oppose-u-s-mexico-border-wall-cbs-news-poll/

Using Google to do cursory research is hard.

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So, Trump can either shutdown the government just before a big election, or break his word that he would not sign a bill like this.

You have to admire his capacity to drag himself into bad situations just with his big mouth !

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I recall him saying multiple times that Mexico was going to pay for the wall. He couldn't have lied, could he?

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I shouldn't laugh but this is hilarious - the dotard throwing yet another tantrum because his wall isn't going to go ahead as planned. He's obsessed about it (like his tiny inauguration crowds) and most recently was urging Spain to build a wall in the Sahara.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45586070

He really is an idiot.

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Maybe we should build a wall around the white house.

It would be a lot cheaper, and solve a lot more problems.

I bet Mexico would be willing to pay for it.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Everyone should build a wall, after all China built one and it's still working. A wall can keep people out and keep them in.

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"As President Trump plans to visit California Tuesday to see prototypes for a U.S. - Mexico border wall, the idea of building a border wall continues to be unpopular with most Americans

Or, oh my...

https://abcstlouis.com/news/nation-world/cbs-poll-51-of-americans-support-building-or-trying-to-build-border-wall

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spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because it does not include funding for a border wall with Mexico.

Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall.

So why is he seeking funding from congress for the wall ?

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Azzprin, that's exactly what I was going to say.....

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Or, or, oh my:

While 57% of Americans disapprove of building a wall across the US-Mexico border, 41% of Americans approve of it. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/immigration-poll-trump-wall-daca-deal-2018-6

Where's the link to the bigot on YouTube?

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I think after Mexico told Trump to stick the bill for his non-existent wall up his Forbes magazine-spanked backside, he started talking about going after remittances.

So what’s the score on that idea these days?

More pertinently, can anyone make it into a chant?

11 ( +11 / -0 )

But according to President Swamp, work has already started on the wall. How could this be, when funding has not been approved? Oh, he lied? Well I never!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Its just tantrums, Baby Don knows well no-one will fund his fantasy.

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Trump did boast about Mexico paying for it. The crowds loved it. But then Mexico said no and it all just kind of went away.

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There are millions of animals with no concept of national borders who will have their ecosystem sliced in half if this hair-brained idea is implemented. Erect barriers around populated areas; keep rural areas porous.

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There are millions of animals with no concept of national borders who will have their ecosystem sliced in half if this hair-brained idea is implemented. Erect barriers around populated areas; keep rural areas porous.

WTF?

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I don't know if a wall is the best solution. But President Trump and U.S. citizens have every right to insist that visitors to thier country do so legally. Almost every country does that.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

President Trump and U.S. citizens have every right to insist that visitors to thier country do so legally.

Extremely few people disagree with that.

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Trump and GOP politicians are blaming this on the Democrats, even though the GOP holds the presidency and both houses. They're blaming their ineptitude on the party that literally holds none of the power.

And don't forget, when the Democrats get elected and gain power again, because of the prior Republican's blunder, the Republicans will then blame the blunder that they made on the Democrats.

For example, they blame Obama for the results of Bush's bad economic policies, then Trump claims he's responsible for the results of Obama's good economic policies.

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Strangerland:

Extremely few people disagree with that.

Then why is there so much outrage and opposition to his efforts to combat illegal immigration?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Real simple to solve, don't sign the bill. If the GOP are that stupid, don't give them what they want.

do it please, when the average government worker has to stay home and not get the salary they got the previous month well see if their anger gets the Republicans the votes they need come midterms. Make no mistake Trump doesn't need the Democrats votes if all the Republican support him, but they dont so if a shutdown happens itll all be of Trumps making, your move Trump lol

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@StrangerlandToday  08:12 am JST

Trump and GOP politicians are blaming this on the Democrats, even though the GOP holds the presidency and both houses. They're blaming their ineptitude on the party that literally holds none of the power. Just one more example of the GOP being completely worthless.

It is however quite entertaining to see the GOP feed upon themselves.

I fully agree with all of the above.

They're like a parasite.

Perhaps you should refer to them as harmful and destructive parasites because, otherwise, you are being quite unfair to the many parasitic organisms that can be extremely beneficial to humans and the environment.

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"Or, or, oh my:

"While 57% of Americans disapprove of building a wall across the US-Mexico border, 41% of Americans approve of it. "

Or, oh my...

A Harvard-Harris poll released in late February found that 62 percent of voters are dissatisfied with current border security infrastructure, including 64 percent of independents. Another 57 percent said they would support "building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border."

You don't have a country if you don't have secure borders.

"Extremely few people disagree with that."

"Then why is there so much outrage and opposition to his efforts to combat illegal immigration?"

The Democrats at this point don't care about the country, they just want Trump out and control the lives of the minions.

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Let corporations who received the big tax breaks pay for the useless wall. They can put company logos on it like they do on stadiums.

Great idea, but Trump would never allow that to happen.

He wants the wall to be a monument to himself - you know, "Trump's Wall" (Hey, if it was alright for Hadrian to do it, it's alright for me)

The only logo allowed will be "TRUMP WALL" in yuuuge, tacky, Gold letters, every 50 metres.

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@ Serrano

A Harvard-Harris poll released in late February found that 62 percent of voters are dissatisfied with current border security infrastructure, including 64 percent of independents. Another 57 percent said they would support "building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border."

February 2018 (voters only)

While 57% of Americans disapprove of building a wall across the US-Mexico border, 41% of Americans approve of it.

June 2018 (Americans)

Oh my:

There are more Americans than voters.

Which date is more relevant?

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Of course not. Trump's wall will reach to the bowels of the earth, and to the reaches of heaven. It will be a tremendous wall, like no wall that has ever been. And it will win, boy will it win. When that wall is built, people will be sick of how much winning that wall wins.

And of course the wall will go into the sea to ensure that no one just goes round the wall on a boat.

It will be a beautiful sea wall.

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They're outnumbered by the millions of people inside the borders, including literate, intelligent citizens, who DO want that wall built.

I’m from a border state and I hear it all the time when I go back to the states, when I go to bars or restaurants I constantly hear people complaining how they want this wall to be built. Foreigners from other countries or people that don’t live on the border and have to deal with all this influx of illegal aliens don’t understand this.

A Harvard-Harris poll released in late February found that 62 percent of voters are dissatisfied with current border security infrastructure, including 64 percent of independents. Another 57 percent said they would support "building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border."

You don't have a country if you don't have secure borders.

That’s not what the liberal media and the open borders people would ever want you to believe, but again, they think they know better than the people living along the border. Let them talk because that’s the ONLY thing they CAN do and nothing else.

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I’m from a border state and I hear it all the time when I go back to the states, when I go to bars or restaurants I constantly hear people complaining how they want this wall to be built

Yes, yes. We've been through this before. You have been demonstrated to lack accuracy on where your from by your own words. Also, you've been repeatedly told that your personal anecdotes do nothing to bolster your arguements.

. Foreigners from other countries or people that don’t live on the border and have to deal with all this influx of illegal aliens don’t understand this.

They do understand because unlike conservatives who are barely literate, they can read.

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Then why is there so much outrage and opposition to his efforts to combat illegal immigration?

Because the ROI insofar as preventing illegal immigration is extremely low, and the money could be used much more effectively in other ways.

Disagreeing with a policy, and disagreeing with how that policy is implemented, are not the same thing. Trumpers like to conflate them.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

One genius to another 'Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago'.

Nuff said.

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Super: "Trump did boast about Mexico paying for it. The crowds loved it. But then Mexico said no and it all just kind of went away."

We don't expect you to understand 4D chess, Super. Hint: Already we have a better trade deal with Mexico. That's just for starters.

Chip: "They do understand because unlike conservatives who are barely literate, they can read."

Chip - I'm laughing at the superior intellect.

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Is the Mexican goverment still going to pay for this wall because that is what you said at least 1000 times Mr. Trump.

Cultists don't understand that 99% of illegal immigration comes from overstayed visas and have entered legitimately through airports... 

But hey, facts and trumpenwallspeak don't jive.

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They do understand because unlike conservatives who are barely literate, they can read.

If that were true, then with all that indoctrination they call education and still can’t understand the locals, now that’s not only sad, but pathetic as well.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Why is the GOP refusing Trump’s funding?

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I wonder if, when he came up with the idea of his wall Trump had been reading a Judge Dredd comic? A giant wall around Mega City One, keeping the riff-raff and muties from the Cursed Earth out: a totalitarian regime. Replace the muties with Mexicans and the Cursed Earth with Mexico and I think we have a possible idea where the idea came from... in my mind anyway.

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Thunderbird - No, that's not it. Trump, unlike Democrats, understands that uncontrolled immigration is hurting our country.

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Only a small minority of RADICAL RIGHT-WING agitators want the wall built, so it AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.

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"Why is the GOP refusing Trump’s funding?"

Ready for the answer, Super? Oh my...

Republicans Are Seeking to Avoid the Border Issue On Behalf of their Corporate Overlords

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol0I1DzoxFw

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Republicans Are Seeking to Avoid the Border Issue On Behalf of their Corporate Overlords

OK....then why are all of your comments about Democrats, who have no power in the process?

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I am SICK AND TIRED of this motormouth obsessive traitor imbecile whining and crying about his Berlin-type wall. Somebody needs to tell him that no means no means NO!!! I'm SICK AND TIRED of his constant flatulence stinking up the air everyday, and I am SICK AND TIRED of his putting everybody down like the bully brat that he is and I am  SICK AND TIRED of his uncouth demeanor. What he is doing and what he is advocating is wrong and he's not acting the least like a President but a dictator. No means no means no means NO!!! Will he EVER get that into his concrete skull? NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They do understand because unlike conservatives who are barely literate, they can read.

I ironic that the response to a post about Republican literacy was an illiterate post by a Republican:

If that were true, then with all that indoctrination they call education and still can’t understand the locals, now that’s not only sad, but pathetic as well.

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I ironic that the response to a post about Republican literacy was an illiterate post by a Republican:

What Republican?

They do understand because unlike conservatives who are barely literate, they can read.

If Democrats were literate then they would know, but I keep forgetting, they live on the ocean and that ocean air is what is clouding their....intelligence? ROFL

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bass4funk: "If Democrats were literate then they would know, but I keep forgetting, they live on the ocean and that ocean air is what is clouding their....intelligence? ROFL"

Ah, the desperate "ROFL", not even a "LOL", when you have to defend a man who literally said to Spain they should build a wall in the Sahara Desert... hahahahahaha! Man, I have not laughed that hard in a while! And YOU defending it and talking about literacy in the same breath as you fight for a man who can't pronounce "anonymous" or colour the flag you claim people spit on when they won't stand up for an anthem, sighting a lack of patriotism and disrespect for those who fought for the nation as cited by a draft dodger!

No wonder you have to "LOL" and "ROFL" when you can't honestly comment on the issue!

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bass4funk: "What Republican?"

You. The most partisan GOP poster on here.

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smithinjapan........you claim people spit on when they won't stand up for an anthem, sighting a lack of patriotism and disrespect for those who fought for the nation as cited by a draft dodger!

A FIVE time draft dodger at that. He says that PTSD vets are 'weak'. He has zero credibility whatsoever. I cannot imagine anybody standing up and defending Trump or anything he does. A man he is not.  

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