Rush Limbaugh is concerned that President Trump may be “caving” on the border wall in budget negotiations.
“I’m not happy to have to pass this on,” he said today. “I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on.”
He said he hopes his interpretation is wrong here, but “it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly 1 billion dollars in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico.”
The president indicated yesterday he would be up for pushing border wall funding till September, and Limbaugh isn’t too thrilled about what that may portend:
“Trump, I’m sure, does not ever think he caves on anything. But outward appearances are what they are. And the bottom line is that if he is willing to withdraw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars for the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown, then the Democrats will have just learned that this threat works on Trump, too, not just all the other Republicans.”
He said Democrats cannot “get away with” this because if they do, “they’re gonna keep trying.”
Yesterday Trump reportedly said he would take border wall funding off the table in the negotiations to avoid a shutdown, although today he tweeted, “Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL.”
And this afternoon he insisted that the wall will get built during his first term.
You can listen to the audio above, via Daily Rushbo.
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