GOP Leadership Punks Trump — Now Unsure About Supporting Trump’s Emergency Declaration on Border Wall
Earlier this month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a deal with Republican President Trump.
McConnell promised to support the President’s emergency declaration on the southern border if President Trump would sign another bloated spending bill that included little to no money for a border barrier.
The Washington Post reported:
Congress on Thursday approved a massive budget deal to avert an impending government shutdown, and President Trump promised to sign it, but only after announcing he would also declare a national emergency so he can get more money for a border wall.
Moments after Trump disclosed his intentions in a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), McConnell announced the news on the Senate floor, ending days of uncertainty over whether the president would support the $333 billion spending deal, which includes less than a quarter of the money he’s sought for a steel wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Senate swiftly passed the legislation on an 83-to-16 vote, and the House followed suit hours later, approving the bill 300 to 128.
President Trump signed the bloated spending bill — got no money for a wall and little money for border barriers but now Republican Senators are balking on their promise to the Republican President.
They punked him.
Republicans are backing away from their latest promise to President Trump.
Via Columbia Bugle: