Congressional Democrats have a serious problem. It is not the fact that many of them appear to dislike President Trump, which they are free to do. Rather, it is the fact that their arguments have become predictable, stale talking points and sound bites, always placing the blame on someone else. The Democrat leadership’s response to the President’s Oval Office Address demonstrated this to perfection. As a result, Democrats have little chance to sway public opinion and are actually helping Republicans and the President on the issue of a border wall.
Following what was by all accounts (including the president’s) a contentious meeting over border wall funding between the White House (Trump and VP Mike Pence) and the Democratic leadership (Schumer and Pelosi) on Wednesday, Schumer and Pelosi attempted to portray the President as unstable and child-like when they told reporters that he stormed out of the meeting after 45 minutes, with Schumer saying that Trump threw a “tantrum” when he realized Democrats weren’t there to concede before “slamming the table and storming out.”
President Trump fumed on Wednesday after walking out of a “waste of time” meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, after the Democratic leaders refused to approve any type of funding for his wall.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!” tweeted Trump.
President Donald Trump delivered his first-ever evening address from the Oval Office in the White House’s West Wing at 9 p.m. ET. The address was just over 9 minutes long.
An hour before the President’s address was to air, Charter Spectrum announced a major outage across multiple markets affecting all major cities and border states.
What are the odds? In this struggle, coincidences don’t exist. Ever.
The president is currently exploring the idea of declaring a national emergency so that he can build the wall without the approval of Congress. As the partial government shutdown heads into its third week, Congress is stuck at an impasse as Democrats say they will not give Trump any of the $5.7 billion he has requested for the wall.
President Trump will be addressing the nation on immigration and what he will define as a national security crisis on the border. And because the networks heads at ABC, CBS, and NBC know that most Americans agree with President Trump’s assessment of the situation at the border, it may be a tough call for them to air the president’s address or not.