Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi set up a confrontation with President Trump over his declaration of a national emergency to build the border wall.
They thought they could embarrass Trump and force him to waive the white flag.
But then Trump dealt Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi this soul-crushing defeat.
President Trump waited barely 24 hours after Congress passed a resolution of disapproval to stop his declaring a national emergency to weigh in.
Trump shut the door on Congress’ scheme to promote open borders and crime by vetoing their resolution.
Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon, rejecting a congressional resolution that would have blocked him from funding his border wall without congressional approval.
“As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty. Yesterday congress passed a dangerous resolution that if signed into law would put countless Americans in danger, very grave danger,” Trump said. “Therefore, to defend the safety and security of all Americans, I will be signing a veto of this reckless resolution.”
Trump’s veto comes a day after 12 Republicans joined Senate Democrats to rebuke the president’s decision to declare a national emergency last month in order to redirect funds to build a wall on the southern border.
Some pro-amnesty Republicans secretly hoped the threat of Congress passing a resolution rebuking Trump would be enough for him to withdraw his declaration of national emergency.
That did not happen.
Instead, Trump made sure the fight over securing the border would continue through 2019 and into the 2020 presidential election.
That is a win for Trump.
Any time immigration and security at the border is front and center, the Democrats are at a disadvantage.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.