Dem Rep. Gerry Connolly on Trump’s Border Shutdown Threats: He Lives in a ‘Delusional World Fed by Fox News’
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) accused President Donald Trump of being stuck in a “delusional world fed by Fox News” while on CNN today.
Connolly, a member of the House Foreign Affairs, made the comments while responding to Trump’s new threats to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border if Democrats don’t co-sign funding for his border wall.
“I think the president lives in this delusional world fed by Fox News and a couple of right-wing talking heads, and does not connect actions with consequences,” Connolly said. “So, if you close the border you are going to re-invite huge swings in the stock market, you are going to jeopardize the economic progress we’ve made, and you’re frankly going to do a lot of damage to your own prospects for 2020 by inviting a recession.”
As for Trump’s threats, the president tweeted the following today: “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with.”
We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018
Watch above, via Fox News.
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