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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.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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