The Wall Is Going from Bad to Worse for Trump


Whatever Donald Trump has accomplished, he hasn’t made much progress on his core campaign promises, particularly the one that he trumpeted the most loudly and frequently of them all: His promise to build a wall along the Mexican border. The Democrats aren’t going to vote for funding, of course, and are willing to shut the government down to stop the project from coming to fruition. There’s also enormous opposition from GOP budget hawks, who don’t really like spending money on anything and from Republicans who represent border districts that would be negatively affected by the project. Add it all up, and it is difficult to see how the votes will ever be there to get funding for even $1 billion worth of wall (a symbolic start), much less $20-$45 billion worth (an actual, complete wall).

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