We all knew it was too good to be true. Democrats don’t make deals. They don’t play well in the sand box with others and they never compromise their agenda. So when Schumer caved and supported the end of the government shutdown, you just knew he’d retaliate in some childish way. Now, he’s taking his ball and going home by taking border wall funding off the table.
Unfortunately for Chuck, it just gave America another chance to see strong leadership in action. Trump doesn’t back down either.
USA Today has Schumer’s tantrum:
The Senate’s Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, is taking back his offer to President Trump to fund his “big beautiful wall.”
“The wall offer is off the table,” Schumer told reporters on Tuesday. “That was part of a package” that’s now defunct.
Schumer first made the offer on Friday during a meeting with Trump at the White House, part of negotiations to avert a government shutdown. Schumer said he put Trump’s “signature campaign issue on the table in exchange” for legal protections DREAMers, young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
“It was the first thing the president and I talked about,” Schumer said Tuesday. “The thought was we could come to an agreement that afternoon, the president would announce his support, and then the Senate and the House would get it done and it would be on the president’s desk. He didn’t do that, so we’re going to have to start on a new basis.”
Even better? Trump’s response. And of course he communicates via Twitter.
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
Rescind that, Chuck!