The part that I don't get is what Bandorr pointed out above : 'Why did they never try this in the TWO years they had in charge of the senate, the house, AND presidency - but now it is "important" enough to punish people over?'
It seems to have been intentionally timed to create the maximum drama/friction/conflict... Unless there's a reason that he had to wait this far into his term?
He is out of time. Simple as that. He no longer has the protection of the House. Mueller report is coming. Something like 20+ people have been arrested already. And he has nothing to campaign on.
ACA is still around. Looking at all the people rotating through the white house so fast - he is the swamp. This "run a country like a business" has resulted in a bigger deficit, and ongoing trade wars. The people who started the "lock her up" chant - are getting locked up.
Then people that helped him before like Breitbart, Bill, Milo, And the data research company are all gone.
If he loses his last bastion of supporters in the form of Tucker, Hannity, Ann coulter (so basically fox news) he will have NOTHING. He was fine with a regular spending bill until Ann coulter and Tucker insulted him.
So the wall is for them. It isn't for the people - it is for those two. It is a symbol of "can he do it". They've already compromised on the "mexico" part. They won't compromise on the "wall" part. If there is no wall - they will leave him.
He is out of time. Mueller from the left. The house from the right, and Fox news crushing him from above.
This isn't about border security - it is about running again in 2020.
- Deadliest mass shooting by an individual in US history (10/01/2017)
- Deadliest high school shooting in US history (02/14/2018)
- Deadliest massacre of Jews in US history (10/27/2018)
- Political assassination attempt of TWO former presidents(and 10+ other people) (10/23/2018 - and beyond)