It would be in President Trump’s best interest to agree to the latest government spending bill that Democrats have proposed, infers Henry Olsen of The Washington Post. The latest reports indicate he will get $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of border fencing. While this is just a fourth of what he wanted, this is the best deal he’s going to get, given the circumstances. Democrats control Congress. Unless a compromise is met, which this deal represents, another shutdown, which neither side wants, would loom on the horizon. Trump should accept this deal, so that he can focus on governing again.
The Freedom Caucus sees the government spending bill that Democrats have offered Donald Trump as unacceptable, reports Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News. The priority should be to secure the border and fulfill the promises Republicans have made to the American people. What's needed is $25 billion to make the border safe with necessary infrastructure additions and new security measures. Some Republicans will present this as a victory, but that would be more plausible if Trump succeeds in getting more funding through an executive order. Given the unlikeliness of that happening, he should reject this deal.