During President Donald Trump’s rally, he joked that he figured out a way to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“Anything I want, they want to oppose. I just figured out how to do the wall: I’ll say I don’t want to build the wall and they’ll insist on building it. I just figured that out right now,” Trump said.
Watch the speech:
.@POTUS on building the U.S.-Mexico border wall: "Anything I want, [Democrats] want to oppose…I'll just say, 'I don't want to build a wall' and they'll insist on building it.'" pic.twitter.com/UMhkmUbIHN
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 2, 2018
His joke to the crowd follows his threat to shutdown the government if Democrats refuse to give the votes for border security, including the border wall, so he brought the new idea to the table.
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
Democrats have shown disapproval of several of President Trump’s policies.
As reported by IJR, for example, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) bashed Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, calling bonuses and tax cuts “crumbs” and claiming they are “so pathetic.”
Trump has previously responded to pushback from his political opponents, calling Democrats “OBSTRUCTIONISTS.”
.@foxandfriends Dems are taking forever to approve my people, including Ambassadors. They are nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS! Want approvals.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The Democrats have become nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS, they have no policies or ideas. All they do is delay and complain.They own ObamaCare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. Need more Republicans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2018
“Build that wall,” Trump said. “Now, the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, we have to close down our government, we are building that wall.”