‘We Can’t Chill’: Ari Melber Invokes Destiny’s Child to Teach ‘Scrub’ Trump to Pay His Bills
MSNBC’s Ari Melber wants President Donald Trump to learn a lesson from Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child: Pay our bills!
In a segment dedicated to the president’s campaign promise that Mexico would pay for his proposed southern border wall, Melber likened Trump to “a scrub who runs up the tab” at a bar and makes someone else pay for it at the last minute. In Trump’s case, that would be saying Mexico will pay for the wall and then getting the money from taxpayers instead.
“We all know someone like this… when the bill comes, all of a sudden they’re acting dumb,” Melber says. “Beyoncé diagnosed that type of person in the classic, Bills, bills, bills by Destiny’s Child.”
“‘Can you pay my bills? Can you pay my telephone bills? Do you pay my automobiles? If you did, then maybe we could chill,'” Melber sounded off, adding, “But we can’t chill… Trump’s not paying the bill he promised Mexico would pay, and now he wants to pass the buck to the American taxpayer.”
The president is asking Congress for no less than $5 billion to cover a border security wall along the southern border between the United States and Mexico. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she plans to give “nothing for the wall.” So far, congressional leaders appear to have made no progress toward ending a government shutdown over the issue.
Meanwhile, an independent GoFundMe campaign called “We The People Will Fund The Wall” has raised $18,77,829– more than the pro-gun-control Parkland and March for our Lives campaigns combined– in just 17 days.
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