Trump just smacked open border RINOs in the teeth and promised a government shutdown if the wall isn't funded.
Last night's Trump rally was really something to watch. Definitely much better than the crude, foul-mouthed White House Correspondents Dinner.
Trump took the stage in Washington, Michigan and made attendees — and the American people — a promise: if Republicans cave on immigration and refuse to authorize the full border wall, President Trump will shut down the government.
For 16 months, the GOP leadership has been stringing us all along, promising to authorize and fund the border wall only to recant at the last minute. On six separate occasions, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell promised to fund the wall. But when it came time to actually fulfill their promise, they kicked the can down the road.
We are done waiting. President Trump is done waiting.
"If we don't get border security, we'll have no choice," Trump declared. "We'll close down the country because we need border security."
The RINOs are already huddling to figure out how to block this.
NeverTrumper Jeff Flake is retiring next January. He was forced to retire after polling showed he was at near-single digits in his home state of Arizona.
Flake is promising to stop Trump's border wall, whatever it takes. On the House side, Paul Ryan is promising the Left that he will give them their amnesty vote before he leaves office and — what a surprise — the border wall won't be a part of it.
All told, there are four dozen Republicans who are retiring this year. It is not a coincidence that the Democrats have also got 53 Republicans to sign onto their amnesty plan. They are going rogue.
For years, they've been promising the American people border security. They never expected Trump to win. The prospect of actually having to deliver what they promised is so terrifying to them, that they would rather retire.
Now, President Trump is standing up to them and using the one power he has to force Congress to act: his veto pen.
This may seem like a long way away, but Congress is already starting to pass the appropriations bills that will make up this Fall's spending package. Just this past Thursday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans approved a 96.9 billion spending bill.
This is all happening right now.
Trump's threat isn't early, it's right on time. But he needs YOUR help to put the fear into these cowards!
The prototypes have been built. Out of the eight finalists, the Trump administration has decided on a design that incorporates the best parts of a couple different prototypes. U.S. Special Forces spent a week trying to scale and cut through the border wall prototypes, but they couldn't.
Trump has scrounged funding from wherever he could to get these prototypes built. Now, he is building the wall where he can and moving money around to keep the project going.
But he needs Congress to fully appropriate it.
Trump is already throwing down the gauntlet. He will not sign any future bill that does not include border wall funding. He has said that the next spending bill must include a border wall authorization and a government shut down over this is still on the table.
But now, he needs you to help him finish this!
It is now up to you to force Congress to act!