Some in the base are not buying it
President Donald Trump issued a tweet on Friday after outrage ensued from many of his supporters over a deal to end the partial government shutdown without any funding for his border wall.
“I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall,” tweeted the president. “This was in no way a concession.”
“It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days,” he added, “if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!”
The president made an announcement from the Rose Garden at the White House Friday that the government shutdown had ended after he agreed to sign on to a continuing resolution to fund the government without any funding for the border wall.
Previously, he had tweeted that he would not cave to the Democrats on the issue of border wall funding. On Tuesday he made a case for the border wall and ended it with the promise, “No Cave!”
“Without a Wall our Country can never have Border or National Security,” he tweeted. “With a powerful Wall or Steel Barrier, Crime Rates (and Drugs) will go substantially down all over the U.S.”
The Dems know this but want to play political games,” he added. “Must finally be done correctly. No Cave!”
But many of his supporters were disappointed that he appeared to hand a political victory to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after facing pressure over the shutdown.
Ann Coulter, one of Trump’s biggest supporters, called him the biggest “wimp” to ever serve as U.S. president.
The partial government shutdown will end after 35 days, the longest such shutdown in U.S. history. The deal allows for federal employees to receive backpay for the period of the shutdown.