Trump Says ‘Democrats Now Own the Shutdown’ After House Adds $5.7 Billion for His Border Wall


Triumphant over convincing the House of Representatives to add $5.7 billion in spending for his border wall project, on Friday President Donald Trump laid any government shutdown at the feet of the Democrats who oppose border security.

“The Democrats now own the shutdown!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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He added: “Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!”

The president then urged Senate Leader McConnell to fight for the spending.

“Senator Mitch McConnell should fight for the Wall and Border Security as hard as he fought for anything. He will need Democrat votes, but as shown in the House, good things happen. If enough Dems don’t vote, it will be a Democrat Shutdown! House Republicans were great yesterday!”

Trump’s tweet comes hours after the House of Representatives passed a budget bill with an additional $5.7 billion for border security.

After dragging their feet in vote after vote, the House of Representatives has finally passed a stopgap spending bill with the extra $5 Billion for President Donald Trump’s boarder wall.

The bill passed 217-185 late on Thursday.

However, according to many the bill will be a tough sell in the Senate despite that the GOP controls the upper chamber.

The Senate may take up the bill on Friday, but if it does not pass, parts of the government will shut down on Saturday without a new spending measure.

Trump added several other tweets to his points on the budget:

“When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Bill, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership. Would be done by end of year (NOW). It didn’t happen! We foolishly fight for Border Security for other countries – but not for our beloved U.S.A. Not good!” He tweeted on the 20th.

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