President Donald Trump has had enough of Nancy Pelosi’s game playing. Trump asked, “Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?” The president went on the offensive against the Speaker of the House after she was caught making a “big blunder” that is affecting the entire country. Pelosi is going to have a hard time covering this up. Don’t miss this.
It sure seems like the Democrats don’t give a damn about the American workers who are hurting due to the government shutdown. Or the Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens. In fact, Nancy Pelosi was just caught making a big blunder making sure there is no end to the shutdown. And that’s why President Trump just lashed out at the Speaker on Twitter.
“Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, as he presses Pelosi and her colleagues to fund construction of a wall along the southern border. But that’s not all.
Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders just revealed Pelosi rejected the president’s offer to meet at the White House to negotiate a way forward to end the shutdown. Of course, Nancy is trying to cover this up.
“Today, the president offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House. Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend,” said Sarah Sanders. “The president looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government. It’s time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal.”
The 78-year-old Speaker is willing to hurt American workers at any cost just to score political points against Trump. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to make it clear this is now Pelosi’s shutdown.
McConnell charged that Pelosi, the “very distinguished congresswoman from San Francisco, has decided that opposing President Trump comes before the security of our borders.” The Kentucky Republican’s remarks on the 24th day of the government shutdown were his sharpest yet for Pelosi, his new sparring partner for the next two years, reported McClatchy.
“Monday, though, McConnell noted Senate Democrats had long supported various barriers at the border but were now siding with Pelosi and her ‘far left base’ whom he accused of putting ‘the politics of obstruction’ before policy-making. He cited Pelosi’s joke earlier this month that she might give Trump $1 for his border wall,” added McClatchy.
“There was bipartisan support in the Congress for billions of dollars for physical barriers at the border before Representative Pelosi was Speaker,” McConnell said. Then, after refusing to meet with the president, Pelosi had the audacity to lay the blame on Trump and the Republicans for workers not getting paid. She forgets to mention she is the one refusing to negotiate.
The California Democrat tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump, stop holding the paychecks of 800,000 Americans hostage. There is no reason for them to be suffering right now. Re-open the government! #TrumpShutdown.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 15, 2019
President Trump’s latest strategy was to splinter the Democrats. He has been reaching out to freshman Democrats hoping they hold no alliance with Pelosi while appealing to their common sense that our national security is a bipartisan issue. But that didn’t work, either.
According to the Washington Post, “The White House’s strategy for weeks has been to splinter the Democrats, but they have failed repeatedly as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has aligned himself closely with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The newest iteration of this approach for the White House has been to try and pry loose rank-and-file members from Schumer and Pelosi’s side, but that appeared to have failed as of Tuesday.”
So who is to blame for the government shutdown? As President Trump has often said, he didn’t need this fight. It would have been easy for him to just walk away and blame the Democrats. This crisis on the border has been going for over 30 years.
It’s the fault of our lazy politicians who have kicked the can on immigration reform. President Trump knows while the Democrats are trying to score political points hoping to hurt his chances in 2020, the American people are counting on him to not back down.
After a few Republicans publicly called for the president to “re-open the government for 3 weeks,” Trump stayed strong. “I’m not interested [in reopening the government without the wall],” Mr. Trump said on Monday as he made his way to New Orleans, where he gave a speech to a farming convention. “I want it solved. I don’t want to just delay it. I want to get it solved.”
Nancy Pelosi will continue the shutdown as long as Americans think it’s the president’s fault. That’s why it’s so important that all Americans realize she has no intention of meeting with the president. If Pelosi doesn’t sit down with Trump, then how can they come to an agreement? Let’s make sure Pelosi knows Americans aren’t fooled by her game playing. American lives and our national security is at stake. It’s the Democrats under Pelosi’s orders who would rather see dead Americans than a simple border wall.