It appears that Trump will be looking for $5.7 billion for a very permanent wall, in exchange for his support of a very temporary extension of rights for some immigrants. We’ll be back after the speech for a recap, but if you must watch …. here you go.
Nancy Pelosi has issued a tweet responding to what Trump is expected to say. Check below the line.
Much of Trump’s speech seemed like a tired retread of his Oval Office moment from last week. Much of what was added to it were either inaccurate numbers — such as using the health care cost for all drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol, and attributing that cost to drugs illegally brought across the border.
The biggest news out of this that Mitch McConnell, in his starring role as Trump’s footstool, will present this Trump-prepared bill to the Senate after refusing to allow the Senate to vote on numerous bills that passed the House. Which is not how legislation is supposed to work.
The biggest impression of Trump’s offer to give a few crumbs in exchange for everything on his wish list speech is … not good. And, as might be expected, any offer, no matter how weak, has lost him the love of those who make their living being outraged.