Trump Vows Border Wall Showdown, But Jelly-Spined Republicans Don’t Have the President’s Back

Trump Vows Border Wall Showdown, But Jelly-Spined Republicans Don’t Have the President’s Back. By Matthew Vadum.

President Trump raised the specter of a federal government shutdown Sept. 30 if Congress refuses to hand over money to build the southern border wall that the American people have been demanding for decades.

Trump seems aware that, contrary to perceived wisdom, furloughing feds for a few days is smart politics that almost invariably benefits the Republican Party. Recent history shows that when Republicans shutter the government in Washington, they win elections. …

In addition to wall construction funding, the Trump administration wants to end chain migration and abolish the diversity green card lottery. …

On Sunday morning Trump foreshadowed his Monday comments, tweeting about his willingness to let the federal government shut down:

I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!

hat-tip Stephen Neil