One thing people need to remember about President Trump, is that he often says things he doesn’t necessarily believe, but does it to motivate Congress to actually work. Another to remember, is his tweets are not simply the ravings of a madman, but carefully calculated communications to either distract the media & Democrats from what he is doing, but also to tell the public what he wants to do, or is doing.
Many panicked when Trump signed the Omnibus bill, mistakenly believing it was a Congressional Budget. It is not. The Omnibus bill is simple a spending bill, with some funds earmarked, but most things listed are literally nothing more than suggestions on how Congress would like the President to spend it. (It should be noted that Congress abdicates their Constitutional authority by doing so, turning over their duty to the Executive Branch.)
Now, Trump appears to be turning the tables on Congress, and by declaring the border an issue of National Security, and is going to reallocate funding for the wall to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Sly like a fox, and using The Swamp’s methods against them. That, my friends, is a prime requisite of a great President at work.
While fair weather supporters were jumping ship, Trump was sending a letter to Congress, informing them of his legal ability to reallocate funds from the Omnibus bill.
Then there was the tweet he sent out for the world to see, all but confirming that the military is going to begin construction of the wall very soon.
Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
— overpasses4America (@o4america) March 30, 2018
When you consider the New York Post reported that during the signing ceremony on Friday, Trump had stated:
“I want to address the situation on border security, which I call national defense. I call it stopping drugs from pouring across our border. And I call it illegal immigration. It’s all of those things.”
“But national defense is a very important two words,” he added. “Because by having a strong border system, including a wall, we are in a position, militarily, that is very advantageous.”
So take it how you will, but it certainly appears Trump played Congress right into his own hands, and now, thanks to their short-sidedness, he now has all the funding he needs, and MORE, to build the border wall.
Way to go Congress! Your stupidity may have saved us all!
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
March 30th, 2018