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A Government Shut-Down Would Be Going To The Well Once Too Often

If Democrats obstruct Donald Trump’s plans to build a border wall by withholding the money needed to start the project, thereby forcing a government shut-down and blaming Trump’s insistence on building the wall as the reason for the shut-down, the American people who voted for Trump will feel deserted and left stranded by Washington elitists, and would turn on the Democrats in a minute for this fool move. I have no doubt that this threatened government shut-down stunt is a case of the Democrats going to the well once too often, and they will be hanging themselves politically if they allow this to happen and actually force a shut-down.

Congress has already approved the building of a wall along the border with Mexico, and now all that’s needed to begin construction is a relatively paltry billion dollars, and the Democrats are threatening a shut-down, based on related budget talks, unless President Trump backs off and drops his insistence on building the wall he promised during his campaign for president.

What the Democrats are not taking into consideration, and I believe that the Republicans have also not thought of this aspect of a possible shut-down, is that President Trump is a master at sending Tweets that are read by tens of thousands of people and usually picked up by the leftist news agencies and published by them, both in print and on their internet spots. These Trump Tweets have been very effective at informing and persuading the American public about what Donald Trump is doing and have allowed him to pummel his critics and place them on the defensive while bypassing the lying press.

President Trump does not rely on the fake, phony press to get his message out, he publishes his own thoughts directly to the American public, and if the Democrats, in their infinite arrogance, think that they can place Trump in a bad light with a government shut-down, then they are dumber than I thought they were.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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