Less than 48 hours ago, the White House was signaling that should Congress not include funding for Donald Trump’s ridiculous border wall as part of the continuing budget resolution which would keep the government running, the so-called president would be willing to let the entire federal government grind to a halt.
Then, quite abruptly, a new message began coming from the Trump camp: Money for the wall could wait until the fall. No biggie. Apparently the administration realized that should the government shut down on Friday–one day short of Trump’s 100th day in office–it would be an embarrassment of monumental proportions.
Crisis averted. But now we have some on the far right attacking Trump for backing down.
Ultraconservative radio asshat Rush Limbaugh had this to say on his show Tuesday:
“I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong,” Limbaugh said on his national radio show.
“But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall.”
Of course, Limbaugh couldn’t resist tossing some criticism at Democrats, too:
But the harshest criticism was reserved for the spineless cry-baby clown in the Oval Office:
“And the bottom line is, is that if he is willing to draw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars for the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown, then the Democrats will just have learned that his threat works on Trump too, not just all the other Republicans.”
As if sensing the pressure from some on the right, Trump sought to do damage control on Tuesday morning, tweeting out:
Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017
So does this mean that Limbaugh is now a member of the “fake media” in Trump’s mind? Or has Limbaugh finally caught on that Trump is nothing more than a con man?
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