Donald Trump whined this morning about having to be president and having to be in the White House.
“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security,” he wrote on the social media site Twitter.
He provided no rationale for why “Border Security” is the most important issue, despite the fact that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. hasn’t increased since 2006. This, at a time when the stock market is crashing and his foreign policy is in chaos; there are many issues more pressing than border security.
I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018
He also pressed for “wall” funding. If border security and “the wall” was so important, why didn’t he do it during the two years Republicans had control of both houses of Congress?
He’s trying to blame the Democrats for the Trump shutdown, but Trump himself said on December 11 in a meeting with top Democrats that he wouldn’t blame them. And the Senate–including all Democrats–already unanimously passed a funding bill. Trump simply refused to sign it.
In fact, on December 19, Trump said he didn’t need border funding to sign a bill and that he would find money elsewhere. Trump is the one who is moving the goalposts and breaking his word.
In another Trumpian tweet, he said, “I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas. We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete.”
If the “wall” is going forward so well, then why does he need funding? Why not just keep doing it however he is pretending to do it?