After his tough rhetoric claiming he’d force the Mexican Government to pay for his border wall, Trump has now realised that Mexico will not pay for the wall and has turned his guns on Congress and the “Democrats obstructionists” saying he will shut down the government if Congress doesn’t allocate him money for the border wall.
This is the latest climb down and “fake promise” to his supporters since the Presidential campaigns that “he’d build them a beautiful wall and make Mexico pay for it.”
In a remarkable address to a rally crowd in Phoenix in the border state of Arizona, the US President said he had a message for “obstructionist” Democrats.
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Mr Trump said. “We’re going to have our wall. The American people voted for immigration control. We’re going to get that wall.”
He also accused Democrats of putting American security at risk for not supporting the proposal.
The wall is one of Mr Trump’s most popular campaign vows, prompting frequent rally chants of “Build that wall!”
The President had promised Mexico would pay for the barrier, but Mexico has so far refused.
At the G20 summit in Germany in July, Trump fell out with the Mexican President when he solicited him for money to build the wall and the Mexican President told him frankly that that Mexico had absolutely nothing to do with Trump’s wall. The incident almost caused a diplomatic incident on the side-lines of the G20 summit as there was confusion if Trump had been rude towards the Mexican President.
Now all hope of Mexico paying his wall has gone and it is now expected that Trump will mount pressure on Congress and all Republicans to help him pass a generous bill that will fund the construction of the wall.
All talk and claims of Mexico paying for his wall have been removed from all his speeches as he blames the Democrats for failing to support him in Congress to release the billions of dollars needed for the wall.
That’s another of Trump’s campaign promises gone down the drain- a ridiculous claim and promise that another sovereign nation would fund his pet project.