President Donald Trump has only a handful of allies in Washington, DC as he mounts an offensive plan to get the border wall funded. And it’s equally important to the president to make sure the American people are notified as soon as possible. And that’s where Rush Limbaugh comes in. Trump just told Rush his “secret plan” to fight the Democrats over the border wall, and now, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are flipping out.
Chuck Schumer claimed late yesterday afternoon that President Trump was plunging the country in chaos by refusing to sign a huge Porkulus package, another Omnibus spending bill with zero funding for the wall.
But now the tide is turning. To his credit, Speaker Paul Ryan introduced a new short-term spending bill that includes a proposed $5.7 billion in funding for border security. Democrats, however, have enough votes in the Senate to keep that bill from advancing and have shown no signs of relenting.
Republicans who left town were called back to pass this new bill with the $5.7 billion for the wall, Rep. Mark Meadows told Martha McCallum on Fox News last night.
Now, Pelosi and Schumer are very upset. Because for about 24 hours, President Trump was wavering on the wall. He was getting bad advice from the RINOs — but then there was a chorus of patriotic Americans livid on social media, along with radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, who warned Trump “don’t back down.”
Now, the president is resigned to stay the course even though the Democrats and the mainstream media are vilifying him saying he’s having a “temper tantrum” over the funding for the wall. And that’s where Rush Limbaugh comes in.
“Limbaugh spent most of his program on Wednesday and Thursday urging the president to shut down the government over the wall funding issue, despite Democrats refusal to include extra funding for border security,” reports Breitbart.
“The president got word to me 20 minutes ago that if it comes back to him without money, if whatever happens in the House and Senate comes back to him with no allocation of $5 billion for the wall, then he’s going to veto it,” Limbaugh told his listeners on his radio show just moments after Trump met with members of Congress on Thursday.
This was a major blow to Pelosi and Schumer who thought they had won again. But Rush told the president that the people are with him, even if it means shutting down the darn government.
“Veto this thing and then head down to Mar-a-Lago,” Limbaugh said, referring to Trump’s vacation plans. “I will meet you on the first tee wherever you want to play golf, whenever, and this will end up being resolved in your favor.”
And it’s not only Limbaugh who is getting blamed for Trump’s tough as nails stance. CNN’s Chris Cillizza is blaming Fox News. Specifically Fox & Friends.
He wrote, “What led Trump to change his mind? To go from an annoyed willingness to keep the government open (and avoid being blamed for the shutdown) to a refusal to do so unless more money for his border wall made it into the legislation?”
Cillizza then claims Trump watches Fox & Friends every morning and he heard Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt’s arguments on the wall.
“What a stunning turn of events,” said Steve Doocy. “If [Trump] agrees to the [short-term funding resolution] which would continue funding the government at the current levels … he loses and the Democrats will win everything they want.”
Added Ainsley Earhardt: “People who voted for him and want the wall and went to the polls to vote for that wall, they want to know how he’s going to do this and they want to know why he seems to be softening his stance this morning.”
“If you think that criticism didn’t impact Trump’s thinking on the wall, you don’t know Trump. He prizes his political base over all else,” concludes the Trump-hating Cillizza.
We know Trump’s mind was never really changed. But yes, for a brief period of time it looked like he would cave probably under intense pressure from White House staffers who don’t want this branded the “Trump shutdown.”
It’s not Fox & Friends but the American people who elected him that is guiding Trump’s actions. And now, we must combat all the negativity directed at the president over this border wall.
It will be our job to continue to show our support for President Trump on social media as long as it takes. Let’s make sure this fight is not in vain.