A beautiful big strong wall

Trump isn’t happy.

President Trump said Tuesday he’s not happy with a bipartisan border deal in Congress aimed at averting another government shutdown, but he suggested he could add to it to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall and predicted there will not be another lapse in government funding.

“Am I happy at first glance? The answer is no, I’m not, I’m not happy,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he met with Cabinet members.

“It’s not going to do the trick, but I’m adding things to it and when you add whatever I have to add, it’s all going to happen where we’re going to build a beautiful big strong wall,” Trump said.

See Don’s wall. Don’s wall is big. Don is happy. Don is happy to see his wall. It is big. Don’s ego is big too. Big walls are good. Don is happy to see his big good wall.

A number of Senate Republicans were cognizant of Trump’s uneasiness with the deal, but they also noted that he had stopped short of saying it was unacceptable.


Cognizant – what is it with that word? It sounds silly to me. Why would a reporter use it instead of “aware”? I’m sure it’s a perfectly cromulent word but it has that faintly pretentious, used-for-filler air to it. It sounds like the kind of word people use to show off when they’re not very good at writing. [scrolls back up] Oh I see, these are business reporters. That probably explains it.

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Trump said he did not want and would not accept another government shutdown, although he defended the one he already had.

“I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown. I wouldn’t want to see a shutdown. If you did have it, it’s the Democrats fault,” Trump said. “And I accepted the first one, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished because people learned during that shutdown all about the problems coming in from the southern border. I accept it. I’ve always accepted it. But this one, I would never accept it if it happens.”

Well that’s an enormous lie. He did not accept the first one; after saying in that embarrassing meeting with Pelosi and Schumer that he would own it and would be proud to own it, when it happened he repeatedly blamed it on the Democrats, so it’s just a huge shameless lie to say he accepted it. The man cannot open his yap without lying.

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