Democrats are spoiling for a fight over the pending government shut down.
Chuck Schumer is helping lead that charge.
But he issued a threat to Donald Trump that he immediately regretted.
Donald Trump’s most famous campaign promise was that he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it.
The fake news media and the Democrats mocked him for this.
But Trump stated he could make good on the promise by the money saved by renegotiating the NAFTA trade agreement with Mexico.
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
This led Schumer to make an epic mistake.
He marched down to the Senate floor and said since Mexico was paying for the wall, Trump should fold on the government funding fight.
“The president repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for his unnecessary and ineffective border wall… On Tuesday he said he would be ‘proud’ to shut down the government unless U.S. taxpayers pay for it. And now just this morning, the president tweeted that Mexico will pay for the wall through savings from the new NAFTA,” Schumer began
The New York Democrat continued, “Well, Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA, which it certainly won’t, I guess we don’t have to,” he quipped. “Let’s fund the government.”
“If the president really believes what he tweeted this morning that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn’t be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers pay for the wall. He can’t have it both ways,” Schumer concluded.
But this fight plays into Trump’s hands.
It is the Democrats who look like the extremists.
They won’t agree to one penny for a wall to secure America’s borders.
Democrats think they have a winning hand, but they just baited into a trap.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.