Leftists are finally beginning to accept that President Trump’s border wall will be built despite virtually every liberal institution and public figure railing against it during his campaign.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had offered to fund Trump’s border wall in exchange for legal protections against illegal immigrants to end the recent government shutdown.
“In exchange for strong DACA protections, I reluctantly put the border wall on the table for discussion,” Schumer claimed on the Senate floor Saturday. “Even that was not enough to entice the president to finish the deal.”
Though Schumer has since rescinded the offer after Trump humiliated the Dems in the shutdown standoff, it nonetheless speaks to the level of desperation and commitment to the Dreamers over American citizens considering they view the wall as the epitome of racism.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) also said he’d “lay the bricks” for the border wall himself if it meant extending amnesty to DACA recipients.
A shift in the Dem message:
IL Dem Rep Gutierrez: "It’s not about a wall. We’ll build him a wall. Tell us how high you want it. But free the dreamers"
— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrewalshcnn) January 20, 2018
Even former Mexican president Vicente Fox, who had once called the wall “stupid” and a “racist monument” conceded he doesn’t have a problem with the U.S. building a wall, rather his contention is that Mexico is expected to pay for it.
“We’re not against the wall,” Fox told Hannity on Tuesday. “It’s good that you want to build the wall. Borders must be secure, and borders must be safe.”
The left’s position on the wall has evolved considerably given former President Obama mocked even the notion of building a wall along the southern border in 2016.
The left is changing their tune on Trump’s wall because his numerous successes like the tax cuts, soaring economy, and influx of jobs are giving his administration momentum and credibility, and the recent government shutdown highlighted the Democrat Party’s priorities for illegals, not American citizens, which has weakened their negotiating position.