Everyone else had had the time to review the broad brush strokes of what’s in the deal. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell clearly looked at it and began tweeting for an audience of the one person who wishes it didn’t even exist. McConnell declared total victory, saying Democrats were forced to “walk away” from their “extreme positions,” while the agreement “provides new funds for miles of border barriers.” Notice his use of the word “barriers” versus “a wall,” and yeah, the deal provides a little less than $1.4 billion for new fencing—far short of the $5.7 billion Trump demanded.
Fox News personality and Trump bestie Sean Hannity sure knew who got the short end of the stick when he called it a “garbage compromise.”
But as far as Trump’s concerned, maybe he can sell his bubble-head followers on the notion that a deal never even happened. “As I was walking up to the stage, they said that progress is being made with this committee,” Trump told the Texas crowd. “Just so you know: We’re building the wall anyway.”
Oh, and by the by, that shutdown was genius.”If we didn’t do that shutdown, we would not have been able to show this country, these politicians, the world what the hell is happening with the border. That was a very important thing we did,” Trump said, congratulating himself on killing government functions and heaping misery on millions of government workers, contractors, and other Americans. #MAGA