Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are locked in a shutdown battle with Donald Trump.
The two sides are at odds over funding Trump’s border wall.
And Nancy Pelosi just took a shot at Donald Trump that she will live to regret.
Trump boxed the Democrats in.
He forced them to shut down the government over their refusal to fund the border wall.
And now the President is trying to offer them a face saving way out.
Trump told reporters that Democrats could call the wall a fence, a barrier, or whatever they had to in order to save face if they compromised with the President.
But instead of accepting Trump’s olive branch, Nancy Pelosi mocked the President.
President Donald Trump continues compromising on the exact nature of his proposed wall on the Southern border, but Nancy Pelosi is not impressed.
“[H]e’s already backed off of the cement – now he’s down to, I think, a beaded curtain or something, I’m not sure where he is,” Pelosi said mockingly in an interview with USA Today.
Despite promoting a wall made of hardened concrete, rebar, and steel, during the campaign the president has since stated that he would accept other kinds of physical barriers to get something built.
In shutdown fights, the public turns against the side that refuses to budge off their position.
Trump is presenting himself to the public as a principled deal maker who is trying to secure an agreement to provide much needed border security.
Instead of working with Trump to solve a crisis, the Democrats are thumbing their noses at the President’s good faith efforts to defend the American people.
Pelosi and the Democrats think they have the upper hand in this fight.
However, they are misplaying their cards and misreading Trump and the American people’s determination to see the government finally secure the border.
We will keep you up-to-date about any new developments in this ongoing story.