The White House just announced that the wall is getting built with Democrat help or not.
The White House Press Secretary tweeted on Friday, around an hour after President Donald Trump, that the wall is coming.
And she gave the Democrats an ultimatum. Get something or nothing.
“In 21 days President @realDonaldTrump is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats. The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing,” she said.
In 21 days President @realDonaldTrump is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats. The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing https://t.co/dMaDfBOIuT
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 26, 2019
That tweet came is response to a tweet from President Trump in which he essentially said the same thing.
“I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession,” he said.
“It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!” he said.
I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
This came hours after the president announced an end to the government shutdown.
President Donald Trump announced a three-week continuing resolution to reopen the government.
“Thank you very much my fellow Americans. I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” the president said to applause.
“As everyone knows, I have a very powerful alternative, but I didn’t want to use it at this time. Hopefully, it will be unnecessary,” he said referring to declaring a national emergency.
“I want to thank all of the incredible federal workers and they are amazing families who have shown such extraordinary devotion in the face of this recent hardship. You are fantastic people. You are incredible patriots,” he said.
“Many of you have suffered far greater than anyone that your families would know or understand. And all only did you not complain, but in many cases, you encourage me to keep going because you care so much about our country and about its border security. Again, I thank you. All Americans, I thank you. You are very, very special I am so proud that you are citizens of our country. When I say make America great again, it could never be done without you. Great people,” he said.
“In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until February 15th. I will make sure that all employees receive their backpay very quickly or as soon as possible. It will happen fast,” he promised.
“I am asking Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal on the floor immediately. After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside. I think and put the security of the American people first. I do believe they are going to do that,” he said.
“They have said they are for complete border security, and they are finally and fully acknowledged that having barriers, fencing, or walls or whatever you want to call it, will be an important part of the a bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers and leaders will immediately begin reviewing the request of our homeland security experts and experts, they are,” he said.