The “voice of reason” can sometimes be lost in our Modern America, however it seems as though we can always count on one senator to see us through the darkness.
Senator Bernie Sanders this Saturday tore into President Trump‘s recent request for $18 billion to install his now infamous wall along the U.S-Mexico border, claiming that he is not sure why Trump is pining after a wall that Mexico will not pay for.
“I am not sure why President Trump wants to shut down the government over a multi-billion dollar wall that no one wants, is not needed and will not be paid for by Mexico,” Sanders claimed in a statement.
“What the American people do want, in overwhelming numbers, is to provide legal protection to 800,000 Dreamers and a path toward citizenship for them,” he continued, referencing a given name for young immigrants who immigrated to the U.S. illegally as children.
Trump explained to reporters while speaking at Camp David this Saturday that he still believes that Mexico will pay for his wall.
“I believe Mexico will pay for the wall. I have a very good relationship with Mexico,” Trump stated.
Sanders’s remarks come just a day after Trump offered up his most direct request yet to lawmakers in regards to his controversial wall, making a demand for nearly $18 billion to fund his border wall expansion project.
The shocking request came during budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. The president has made numerous demands that the pricey funding for the wall, one of his many campaign promises, be included in a deal to ensure a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program mostly supported by Democrats.
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