President Donald Trump issued another threat in a tweet Wednesday morning demanding border wall funding and hypocritically whining about wasteful spending, which enraged American taxpayers on Twitter.
A government shutdown looms as Trump continues to insist on $5 billion for his $30 billion vanity project.
Congress is very unlikely to pass such funding and Trump has already accepted blame for any shutdown that occurs.
But nearly every day since, when Trump isn’t lashing out at the Russia investigation, he is throwing a tantrum about his wall.
And he did it again on Wednesday.
In our Country, so much money has been poured down the drain, for so many years, but when it comes to Border Security and the Military, the Democrats fight to the death. We won on the Military, which is being completely rebuilt. One way or the other, we will win on the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
The military never had to be “rebuilt.” It’s been the largest most funded military on the planet for decades. In fact, we could cut the military budget in half and still have the biggest defense budget.
If anything, Trump asked for a minor increase of a few billion dollars to the defense budget, which is a drop in the bucket.
As for money being “poured down the drain,” Trump is a complete hypocrite. His golf trips alone have wasted millions of dollars, and he is already eclipsing former President Obama’s travel spending.
And it wasn’t too long ago that Trump literally complained about the military budget that he increased.
I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race. The U.S. spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
It should also be pointed out that Republicans recently killed a bill that would have helped Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange because they said it cost too much.
At least that money would have gone for a good cause. Trump wants money to use on a useless wall that would have to be constantly maintained.
Twitter users bashed Trump’s hypocrisy and whining.
The Great Wall of America is a waste of time and money! Rebuild or roads and bridges,clean up the water our children drink! Put that money to good use and not on something to stoke your ego!
— Len (@lenS56) December 19, 2018
I thought Mexico was paying for the wall? That was your campaign promise!
— walter kopec 🏳️🌈🐕🐶🐾♐ (@wkopec) December 19, 2018
And how much money is poured down the drain every weekend when you go to Mar-a-Lago to play golf???
— Diane (@dharv47) December 19, 2018
You mean like pouring billions down the drain for the farm industry to make up for your tariffs? Billions of OUR tax dollars that would NOT have to be spent if you weren’t following Putin’s orders to trash long standing peaceful relationships with our allies-GOP’s drain?
— 🌊 BJSquirrel 🌊 (@BJSquirrel) December 19, 2018
Democrats do not oppose spending on border security. What they oppose is throwing billions of dollars down the drain for a wall that will be of little if any help when it could instead be spent on actual border security and other important things.
— lister6520 (@lister6520) December 19, 2018
Where’s the Agent Orange help for veterans? Where’s the clean water for Flint? Seems like that should take priority.
— OC Mercuri (@oc_mercuri) December 19, 2018
“Money poured down the drain?” Like how your foundation took money meant to help people and bought paintings of you? How do you expect us to believe you care about wasteful spending? After all how much has the national debt grown since you took office?
— Tara Free (@TaraFree4) December 19, 2018
Sending @VP out to talk about a new group of Space Rangers – or whatever you’re calling them – is not completely rebuilding the military.
As for the artistically designed slat wall … you’ll be surrounded by steel slats soon enough.
— CrayfishCrawdad (@CrayfishCrawdad) December 19, 2018
It never seems to occur to Trump that almost every expert points to the limited utility of a wall, especially in relation to the cost of building and maintaining it.
It’s as if the man never heard of a ladder or shovel…
— Jefferson (@P2Jeff) December 19, 2018
Old enough to remember earlier this month this guy tweeting about how “crazy” it is that the US (under him) is spending $716 billion on military
— Tommy Baas (@TommyBaas) December 19, 2018
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