President Trump trying to push through his border wall is not worth the high cost of shutting down the government, infers Chris Walker of National Monitor. The process would be highly damaging to millions of Americans while hurting the economy, all for a wall that most Americans do not want. The president himself has promised several times that it wouldn’t be the U.S. that pays for it, but Mexico. He is trying to score a political victory by forcing Congress to fund the wall. This is not in the best interest of the country and should be avoided. Trump will be entirely to blame if he does go through with this.
The proposed government shutdown might be necessary to get Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to cooperate with President Trump, reports Jake Novak of CNBC. Trump was elected by the American public with the notion that he would go against the political establishment, which he is doing. McConnell and Ryan are still trying to keep things the way they are, against the president’s wishes. The issue isn’t just the border wall; taxes and the debt ceiling must be dealt with. Shutting down the government wouldn’t be as damaging as some are predicting. It can make the government more responsible.