One of Donald Trump’s most recognizable campaign promises was the building of a wall on the southern border with Mexico. This wall was supposedly going to be paid for by the Mexican government, though a leaked transcript between the president of Mexico and Trump showed that this was never Trump’s real intention, as he subsequently requested that Congress allocate the funds.
Donald Trump has now threatened to shut-down the government, in a tweet, if his border security funds are not pushed through.
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 de julio de 2018
Some Republicans have come forth and said the shut-down was counter-productive and a bad way to push for a political objective, and much of Trump’s rhetoric in the past has failed to turn into action, so for now all we have is the threat in a tweet.