Chuck Schumer: Trump Needs to Understand ‘He is Not Going to Get the Wall in Any Form’
Speaking to Chuck Todd on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said that President Donald Trump needs to understand he was not going to get his wall “in any form” because he doesn’t have the votes.
He also called the president’s willingness to shut down the government to get his way a “temper tantrum.”
“Is there anyway you budge on at all on your number for border security on the 1.6[billion for border wall funding]?” the Meet the Press host asked the senator. “Is there any middle ground that you would be willing to inch over to that you think could get 60 votes in the Senate?”
Schumer replied: “President Trump should understand there are not the votes for the wall in the House or the Senate. He is not going to get the wall in any form. Even the House which is a majority Republican, they don’t have the votes for his $5 billion wall plan.”
Then he said this: “We should not let a temper tantrum, threats push us in the direction of doing something that everybody even our Republican colleagues know is wrong… If the president wants to debate the wall next year he can. I don’t think he’ll get it. He shouldn’t use innocent workers as hostage for his temper tantrum to sort throw a bone to his base.”
Watch above, via NBC
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