Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is “not happy” President Trump is delaying funding for a wall on the Mexican border.
Congress needs to pass a bill keep the government funded by Friday, and President Trump told a group of journalists, including The Daily Caller, on Monday that he would sign legislation that does not include the billion dollars for border wall construction that he had initially requested.
Democrats were threatening a government shutdown if the funding was included. Congressional Republicans now say that money for the wall will instead likely be included in the September budget.
“I’m not happy to pass this on,” Limbaugh said Tuesday on his show. “I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case, but it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly one billion dollars for his wall on the border with Mexico.”
Trump responded to this line of criticism earlier in the day when he tweeted, “Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.”
Limbaugh said that he uses the word “cave” carefully, and that “Trump probably doesn’t think he caves on anything, but outwardly appearances are what they are.”
The conservative radio host, who recently met with Trump at Mar a Lago, said that Republicans have been focused on avoiding government shutdowns, and now Democrats will have learned that this “threat works on Trump, too.”
He said that the president should’ve moved forward with the wall funding demand and focus the blame on Democrats if the government was shut down.