President Donald Trump got cheated by Democrats on funding for the border wall, and should not have caved on his demand for $5 billion, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday on his nationally syndicated show.
"It's what the drive-by media calls compromise: Trump gets nothing and the Democrats get everything, including control of the House in a few short weeks," Limbaugh fumed. "In fact . . . Trump is going to get less than nothing because this compromise strips out the $1.6 billion for the wall that the Senate Appropriations Committee had already approved weeks ago, that's gone too."
Trump early Wednesday backed off on his demand for funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but said on Twitter "one way or the other, we will win on the Wall!"
Just last week Trump said he would be "proud" to shut the government down over the wall.
Republicans and Democrats cannot come to an agreement on funding for a wall, which might end up shutting down the government later this week.
For now, congressional leaders are hoping to pass a short-term spending bill to avert the shutdown. The bill does not contain any money for the wall.
"That's gone, too – not only is there not gonna be $5 billion, there isn't gonna be $1.6 billion that was already allocated," Limbaugh said. "So, it's an even better compromise in the minds of the drive-by media and the denizens of the swamp. Not a penny. Forget wall. Think border security."
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