Dem Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Trump’s Wall: ‘The Great Deal Maker Has Failed’
The Art of the Deal? More like the art of the failure — according to one notable Congressman.
Appearing on CNN’s New Day, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) — the incoming chairman of the House Democratic caucus — lit up President Donald Trump over his inability to get Mexico to pay for a Southern border wall, which was one of his signature campaign promises.
“What we’re unwilling to do is to pay a $5 billion ransom note for a medieval border wall that Trump wants to put forward that he initially said…that Mexico would pay for,” Jeffries said. “Mexico has not paid for it. The great deal maker has failed.”
Jeffries went on to slam Trump for the government shutdown — which is in its 12th day.
“[I]t is totally unreasonable for him to now shut down government, hold the American taxpayer hostage and want to extract through a ransom note billions of dollars in additional funding,” Jeffries said. “We are prepared to provide additional funding [for border security], but there is no justification for the amount that is being requested.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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