President Donald Trump has finally had enough of the left’s complaining and is putting his foot down on the immigration debate. According to the latest reports out of Washington, the Commander in Chief has announced that he is willing to allow the government to shut down if the Dems can’t come to a compromise on closing the loopholes that allow thousands of dangerous criminals across the border each and every year.
During a meeting on the MS-13 gang, Trump said he supports a government shutdown if Democrats won't agree to tighten immigration laws: "If we don't change it, let's have a shutdown. … I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of." https://t.co/IghwpT0aPr pic.twitter.com/rlUMfOu7WD
— CNN (@CNN) February 6, 2018
“Frankly…if we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country … if we don’t change it let’s have a shutdown, we’ll do a shutdown,” the President said after hosting a discussion with law enforcement officials about growing gang problems. “It’s worth it for our country,” he added. “I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of.”
Several Dem officials asked the President to avoid a government shutdown, but the President stood firm. “We are not getting the support of the Democrats,” he told Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia. “If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety – and unrelated, but still related, they don’t want to take care of our military – then shut it down.”
President Trump also slammed the Democrats refusal to provide funding for the much needed southern border wall, telling those in attendance “We need the wall, we’re going to get the wall. We don’t have the wall, we’re never going to solve this problem … without the wall it’s not going to work,” before stating he believed other nations were laughing at us because of the flawed policies that allow murderers to freely enter the country.
The President has routinely highlighted the many dangers that unchecked illegal immigration poses to this country, dangers which were made clear this weekend with the death of the NFL’s Edwin Jackson at the hands of a twice-deported illegal immigrant. Because of these dangers, Trump has vowed to do all he can to enact policies that will protect innocent American lives from further danger.
“I’m going to go through hell to get this stuff approved,” he said. “We have no choice.”
What do you think of the President’s promise to shut down the government if there is no compromise? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section, and don’t forget to share this with your friends and neighbors to let them know that the President is willing to do whatever it takes to keep American lives safe and close the immigration loopholes that allow killers into our country!