President Trump is trying to work with the Democrats to find solutions to the many problems of this county, but they just want to play politics.
They do not want to give Trump even the slightest win or else they fear Trump’s support will grow in key swing districts.
For the Democrats, the next two years are all about damaging Trump politically so he will be severely wounded come the election.
Forget governing, forget bipartisan infrastructure, forget the good of the country, it will be about getting Trump and driving a wedge between Trump and his base.
It won’t work, in fact, it is just another doomed electoral strategy from a party full of bad ideas.
Look, they will own the next shutdown if we have one over this cheap political stunt and even their friends in the media will be unable to protect them.
From The Hill: President Trump on Monday lashed out at Democrats after border security negotiations hit a snag in part because of their desire to cap the number of beds available to hold detained immigrants.
“The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!” Trump tweeted.
Talks among lawmakers negotiating on funding for border security faltered over the weekend as the dispute about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ability to hold immigrants in detention centers emerged as the latest sticking point.
“I think the talks are stalled right now,” Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Sunday. “I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away.
But we got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S., and they want a cap on them, we don’t want a cap on that.”
Democrats want to cap the number of detention beds for immigrants picked up by ICE in other parts of the country away from the border at 16,000, an administration official said, down from 38,000. Republicans have pushed to exclude a number of immigrants convicted of a range of crimes from that cap.
Trump has sought to paint the Democratic position as dangerous, tweeting on Sunday that the party does not “even want to take muderers into custody!”
The standoff raises the specter of another partial shutdown or of Trump declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding. The latter move would likely prompt legal challenges.
The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019