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$1.375 Billion for "Barriers" Instead of a Wall; This is a Win?

Katz: We Could Have Gotten This Without a Shutdown

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Trump 2016: "We will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it."

Trump: 2018: "We will build a wall and if Congress won't approve the initial $5.7 billion, then I'll consider a national emergency."

Trump 2019: "Licking Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer's feet is quite pleasurable."

Washington lawmakers have tentatively agreed to $1.375 billion to construct "barriers" along the southern border (55 new miles of bollard fencing, with certain restrictions on location). 

Just to jog your memory, Democrats originally offered $1.6 billion as a compromise in October 2018 to avoid a government shutdown. 

So much for the "Great Negotiator."

According to Decan Herald, "Senate and House negotiators from both parties held a closed-door meeting in Washington Monday, but did not comment on the details of the 'deal', saying the staff is still working on last-minute logistics."

Last minute logistics? Like whether Trump will be required to wash Nancy Pelosi's car AND give her a weekly footrub?

WIBC host Tony Katz:

"I don't even know what to make of this. $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new border barrier? We could have gotten this without a shutdown. We're better off with it than without it, but I still go back to what I said before, which is that we haven't even determined that the majority of Americans want a border - there are those among us who absolutely, positively don't."

Click the link below to hear more evidence that the Trump train has officially left the tracks:

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