The Democrats have said they would not negotiate while the government is under hostage. That’s over. What is not over is the issue whether the United States needs a wall.
While I disagree with the way that Trump has approached the entire immigration issue since he announced his presidency, and while I am uncertain whether a wall is absolutely needed or not needed, I am certain about one thing. Democrats, the main stream media will be making a major mistake if they take this opportunity to gloat and announce a major victory and White House capitulation.
Instead, it is time to negotiate in good faith. It is time to give President Trump credit for making immigration a major issue. It is time for Trump to realize that he did not break any legitimate campaign promise. Anybody who really believed that Trump was going to make Mexico pay for the wall, which was his pledge, should check into the loony bin for being politically gullible.
Now it is time to get to work and do what is right for the country, not for any political party or against any political leader. If a wall is absolutely needed, let’s get it. If less of a wall is required, let’s approve that.
The US government has been on shut down for too many days. Let us not shut down the opportunities to find resolution when others demand political scalps.
Sure feel safer today, with the feds taking Roger Stone off the streets. No need for a border wall now. Nothing to fear from MS-13. #OurTaxDollarsAtWork— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 25, 2019
Once again, Trump caves to @SpeakerPelosi as he agrees to her demand that he reopen the government -- without wall funding -- before negotiations can begin on border security.#PelosiOwnsTrump https://t.co/nruBJXKGjI— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) January 25, 2019
Oh, I was waiting for you to chime in.— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) January 25, 2019
Thank you for the pointless 35 day shutdown, by the way. I'm sure 800,000 federal workers really appreciate how you shamed the president into using them as pawns for a fake wall that will never be built. https://t.co/UdnefBejQC
Trump is getting massive blowback from his allies in right-wing media for striking deal to re-open the government with no border wall funds. pic.twitter.com/HApjypGVS5— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 25, 2019
President Trump said he's reached a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government after a month-long shutdown, an agreement that won't include new funding for a border wall despite weeks of the President's once-ironclad demands https://t.co/qWeH3crZPF pic.twitter.com/upG8zxywNV— CNN (@CNN) January 25, 2019
Above are a selection of tweets post-Trump border wall-government shutdown announcement.