Once again, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is spot on. During Sunday’s Meet the Press interview, Chuck Todd asked Leader Pelosi how she felt about giving into Trump’s border wall in exchange for the continued functioning and funding of Obamacare/ACA. Pelosi explained to Todd there is no compromise on the wall, adding Trump’s wall is a sign of his own weakness.
Here is an excerpt from the interview via Americans Against Trump on Facebook, followed by the transcript.
Chuck Todd: Let me ask you, since you are coming from a state that might be impacted by a border wall: Is there any scenario that you will support, or that Democrats will help keep the government open, if there is money designated to build the wall.
Nancy Pelosi: The Democrats do not support the wall. And I think the Republicans on the border states do not support the wall. The Republicans have the votes in the House and the Senate and the White House to keep government open. The burden to keep it open is on the Republicans.
The wall, in my view is immoral, expensive, unwise and when the President says, ‘Well, I promised a wall during my campaign.’ I don’t think he said he was going to pass billions of dollars of cost of the wall onto the taxpayer.
Chuck Todd: Well, let me ask you this, though. Look, the Budget Director of the United States said, ‘Hey elections have consequences — Republicans are in charge, as you just pointed out. But there are some Democratic spending priorities you want to push for, including that to help make sure that while Obamacare is still law, it is fully functioning.
Here’s where Todd goes off the charts baiting Pelosi with a stupid question that starts with, “What’s wrong with...”
Chuck Todd: What’s wrong with giving the president his money for a border wall in exchange for a priority that is not his — keeping Obamacare fully functional and funded as a priority that’s important to you? What’s wrong with that kind of horse-trading in Washington?
Rather than calling Todd out on the ridiculousness of the question, Pelosi stays on point.
Pelosi: What is wrong with it, that scenario... is the wall. The President talks about how tall it is; who’s going to pay for it and all the rest of that. But you have to understand this part of the country. There’s a community with a border going through it.
The President, I think, talking about this wall, is expressing a sign of weakness, saying, ‘I can’t control our borders. I have to build a wall.’ We certainly would like to — we have the responsibility to control our borders. Building a wall is not an answer, not here or any place.
Thank you, Nancy Pelosi for leading — and speaking out for the people.