White House press secretary Sarah Sanders used Twitter to start the clock on Democrats opposed to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, giving them “21 days” until the president builds the wall “with or without the Democrats.”
“In 21 days President @realDonaldTrump is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats,” Sanders tweeted. “The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing.”
In 21 days President @realDonaldTrump is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats. The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing https://t.co/dMaDfBOIuT
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 26, 2019
Sanders’ Friday night tweet came not long after Congress, with President Trump’s support, passed a continuing resolution to fund the government for three weeks. The deal, defined by Trump as “in no way a concession,” would fund the government through February 15. (RELATED: Tucker Asks Democratic Commentator For The Difference Between An ‘Immoral And A Moral Physical Barrier’)
I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
Many conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs, and others, criticized the president’s decision.