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Sanders: White House Looking for Wall Money Within Executive Branch

Apparently having come to the conclusion that Democrats are not about to give them $5 billion for the wall, the White House suggested on Tuesday that there may be a way to begin construction without the help of Congress. At the press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Trump was asking “every agency to look and see if they have money” that can be re-allocated to the wall.

“You know, at this point, the Senate has thrown out a lot of ideas. We’re disappointed in the fact that they’ve yet to actually vote on something and pass something. So when they do that, we’ll make a determination on whether or not we’re going to sign that. In the meantime, we’re looking at every avenue available to us possible,” Sanders said.

“The president has asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders and give the president the ability to fulfill his constitutional obligation to protect the American people by having a secure border,” she continued. “So we’re looking at the other options. In the meantime, we’ll see what the Senate does, and we’ll let you know when we have an announcement on that front.”

Sharp-eyed readers will, of course, see that this kind of rhetoric differs considerably with what we heard coming from the president only a week earlier, when he said he would be “proud” to shut down the government if it meant drawing a line in the sand on border security. And those readers may in fact agree with disgruntled supporters like Ann Coulter, who lashed out at Trump this week in remarks to The Daily Caller.

“Either Trump never intended to build a wall and was scamming voters from the beginning or he hasn’t the first idea in how to get it done and no interest in finding out,” Coulter said Tuesday. “My prediction is his support will evaporate and Trump will very likely not finish his term and definitely not be elected to a second term.”

Coulter, granted, has been known to get apoplectic and hyperbolic when it comes to the wall and immigration-enforcement, but she may have a point. Millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump because he promised to go harder and farther than any other Republican on that stage to solve America’s illegal immigration crisis. He promised to build a wall. And thus far, that wall has manifestly NOT materialized.

A shutdown might not solve the problem, but it would at least signal that Trump is dead-serious about this issue. Vague promises about the USMCA and cabinet secretaries? That sounds shaky at best.

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  1. Quit the grumbling and destruction and start supporting the president and those that are trying to help! Tired of all the complainers and do nothings and start to help do good and instead of tearing down the president and those that are hard working trying to help!!!

      • From what I’am given to understand: the government cannot accept any funds that come with STRINGS. You may give what You like ; but, They are not allowed to do what anyone asks be done with that money—-Put simply that money will have to be spent elsewhere or given (without strings) to a government that loves to spend money ON PORK.

  2. I think the cowards in Congress need to get behind the man that the people voted into the office of President and quit fighting him.
    They all loved Donald when he wasn’t President

  3. funny how these so called trump supporters like Anne Coulter thinks Trump can get a wall put up all by himself. He is trying to work with people unfortunately for us we have people on both sides of congress that do not want the boarder secured because they want open boarders and a one world order. They are willing to sell their fellow Americans into slavery. Anne if you read this I am ashamed of you. When you pulled your support your followers will to and then you will cry see he didn’t do what was promised. why don’t you help like the vet who started the go fund me page for the wall? and encourage your followers to help also. That would have helped send a very large message to congress.

    • AWAKE to the realization that the government will take the money;but, will spend it as They wish—-a train to nowhere for example. It is not legal to take the money for a promise to use it on the wall or anything else—better off send that money to people already working “for free” to aid the Border Patrol. A good idea for now would be to finance : Drones, operators of same and communication necessary to relay info to the Border Patrol—or Marines on the ground to capture the criminals—-Or, air time on television allowing citizens to know what is really going on at the border as the “lame” stream media is in the business of propaganda, not journalistic WHO, WHAT , WHEN, WHERE & How!

    • What is disgusting about keeping drugs, criminals, terrorists and illegal aliens out of our country. Would you allow these people to live in your house? We allow more legal immigrants into our country every year than any other country. Your views are completely distorted and colored by the democrats who only want illegal aliens in this country to give them amnesty and make them into democrat voters. They care nothing for these people, only their vote. The democrats are disgusting, not the wall.

    • Pull your head from your rectum and wake up already. Can’t you see that the Socialist Left is building their own invisible wall around our whole country and using clueless fools like you to do all the heavy lifting. Again, WAKE THE HELL UP

    • Sir, what is disgusting are the fools that want America to fall as a Country without Borders soon ceases to exist. Disgusting is people USING Children as anchors to enter the Country and drain resources meant for citizens—-Why do democrat Millionaires like Pelosi have WALLS?

  4. I Am Willing To Do Without For American Citizens! Democrats, Judges, Supreme Court that demanded Invasion Of America, Foreign Aid, Finance Sanctuary Cities, Gun Confinscation, REFUSE TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS KNOW THE DEMANDS IN THE AMERICAN CONSTATUTION! They are Traitors, Domestic Enimies Of America, TREASONOUS! The American Military Swore An Oath To Protect The Constatution Against Enimies Both Domestic And Foreign ! They Need To Be Arrested And Deported Immediately! President Trump Must Sign The Executive Order For The Commanders To INITIATE MILITARY TRIBUNAL!

  5. Cowards in Congress is certainly an apt description of the spineless men and women in the Senate. As a collection of cowards, the Senate, and the so-called Republicans, have no equal in Congress. This applies to all of American history, and makes these people clearly those having yellow stripes down their backs.

    • It is an invasion and we have been “at war” since 9/11;thus, the use of the Military is called for. use the Marines for armed protection and the army Corp of engineers to build the roads and the walls.

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  7. I have faith that he will get it started very soon. And eventually completed. Having sponsored a tea party event years ago, at a ranch right on the border south of Sierra Vista, Arizona, I can tell you no one is going to build a wall over the mountain to the west of where we were. It was much too rugged for a wall, but could be patrolled with drones locating anyone who crossed on foot. A wall will solve a lot of the border in Texas and western Arizona and California, and he will find a way to stop the other areas from being easy to cross.

  8. Our Constitution says it is treason to aid or protect people that enter the USA illegally. That should be presented before our Government bodies and warn them they could be arrested given the fact that they are not exempt from this Law.

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