Donald Trump and his Republican puppets are currently in the middle of a campaign against “killers” who are allowed to “pour into” America illegally. The notion that nothing but “killers” and “bad hombres” come to America is nothing short of ignorant. Trump and his Republican puppets are simply taking a very, very, VERY small sampling of people and cases to prove the point they want to make.
The immigration battle Trump has waged has Americans facing yet another government shutdown if he doesn’t get what he wants, in which Trump will undoubtedly call a “Democrat shutdown”, blaming Democrats because he didn’t get his way.
Trump told a panel of law enforcement officials at the White House in a discussion about the MS-13 gang that Reuters reports Trump saying, “If we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill … if we don’t change it, let’s have a shutdown,”
“I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of.”, Trump said.
Trump’s shutdown threat was meet with immediate pushback, even from Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va: “We don’t need a government shutdown on this,” she told Trump. “I think both sides learned that a shutdown is bad.”
“We are not getting support of the Democrats,” Trump shot back. “You can say what you want.”
Asked by a reporter if he stood by the shutdown threat, Trump didn’t back down.
“I would shut it down over this issue. I can’t speak for everybody at the table but I will tell you, I would shut it down over this issue,” he said. “If we don’t straighten out our border, we don’t have a country. Without borders we don’t have a country. So would I would shut it down over this issue? Yes.”
When the President of the United States says they’d “love to see a shutdown”, you know our great democracy is in a very bad place.