January 20th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #366

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2,120 Responses to January 20th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #366

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Troublemaker10 says:

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  4. Pam says:

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  5. Ziiggii says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. President!

    Liked by 10 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    The beginning of the end of the Democrat Party as we know it has just occurred. Come November 2018, the shellacking they will take for closing the government down to protect illegals over Americans will be epic.

    The NYSlime had to tell the truth to their readers!

    Even the WAPO and CNN is telling them you are committing political suicide. The Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving. They already blew themselves up by having not one single Democrat vote in favor of the Tax Reform Bill that has already been paying off BIGLY for millions of Americans.

    From the article linked above:

    The good news for President Donald Trump and the bad news for amnesty-advocates was buried in the last paragraph of the article, which is based on a poll conducted for Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    If Democrats can make this looming shutdown about Trump and his ability to govern, they will be in a strong position to win the fight nationally and help the “Big Five [Democratic Senators]” hold their own.

    If Republicans can make it about immigration, the victory is probably theirs.
    But the public view shifts if voters think the government is shuttering because of the immigration issue, particularly in five states that Trump won in 2018 by overwhelming margins and where Democratic senators face reelection in November: Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

    In those five states, voters split the shutdown blame evenly between Trump and Democrats. That result shifts, 48 percent to 39 percent, onto Democratic shoulders if the DACA issue is what led to the shutdown.

    Democrats have already shown they fear a public punishment for the amnesty push by trying to portray the shutdown as a dispute over healthcare funding. The Post article ignores one critical issues.

    That is, Schumer’s polling likely understates the public’s hostility to immigration because many voters are loath to admit they worry about the economic impact of migrants, even as they are also eager to show that they like immigrants in general. That polling split is commonplace and is usually ignored by Democrats — including by Schumer during his disastrous 2013/4 “Gang of Eight” amnesty push which demoted him to the minority in 2014.

    You can’t fix stupid folks!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      When CNN is running a poll that we know is skewed in the Democrats favor & the data is destroying your narrative, you are in big trouble! They even had to admit that the President’s approval rating went up 5 points from 35% to 40%.

      You can absolutely add 10 to 15 points to our President’s approval rating because the numbers are SKEWED in favor of Democrats (more on that below).


      From the article linked above:

      56% overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown.

      Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA — 49% say it’s more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority — while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.

      Both DACA and funding the government, however, fall well below CHIP on the priority scale.

      Eighty percent overall call the Children’s Health Insurance Program an extremely or very important priority for Congress, including 91% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans.


      Look at the internals!

      Republicans – 24%
      Democrats – 33%
      Independents – 43%

      This is COMPLETE BS! Here is the reality in our country today.


      Republicans – 25%
      Democrats – 27%
      Independents – 46%

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    • sunnydaze says:

      OMG!!!!!! Sooooo glad Ellison is doubling down on stupid!!!!!!

      Liked by 11 people

    • Eric Kennedy says:

      You’re the most optimistic person on this site.

      But we face great danger in November. The Democrats will come out to vote. They consider the President on the ticket. Our side hasn’t figured that out yet.

      Liked by 10 people

      • sunnydaze says:

        It’s true that Repubs and/or Trump Supporters need a match lit under their butts to get out and VOTE!

        Trump can’t do it ALL, people, he needs reps. who support him to push stuff thru. VOTE!

        Liked by 5 people

      • Bree says:

        Give it a rest jackass, I’m really tired of your negativity.

        Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        Eric what the Democrats did tonight is energize a MONSTER that may have taken some special elections for granted.

        They lost the Independents tonight. Our President, the RNC and others will remind Americans why their vote is more important than ever. He will live in those 10 to 14 states that we will be trying to knock out the Incumbent Democrat (12 total IN, OH, MI, MO, PA, FL, WV, ND, MT, WI, MN and ME) and the two vulnerable Republican states (AZ and NV).

        The RNC has a war chess that is incredible. Ronna already has teams on the ground in 22 states. Paul Ryan has more money than he has ever had to support House members and go after vulnerable Democrat seats.

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      • AZ18 says:

        Ground report – Here in AZ, the State RNC has not denounced Flakes speech this past week. McCain will remain as Senator even though he cannot perform his job yet able to write “opinion” articles against our President. Kelly Ward is their pick because she will do as she is told.

        I think Eric has a point – support for President Trump is high here. The RNC needs to stop hiding behind him and start stepping up and demand full and LOUD support for him from current elected Republican.


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        • georgiafl says:

          PROBLEM with the GOP right now – IS Ronna more Romney/McCain than MAGA?!?!?

          Most of us are reticent to support the GOP that has been so anti-Trump and anti-MAGA, anti-AMERICANS – helping the Democrats obstruct MAGA policies all this year!!!!

          We watched the GOP Senators betray Tea Party and write the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill and commit many other heinous anti-American job and economy killing actions.

          They need to show they are for US, for the USA and for Trump MAGA policies!!!

          Liked by 4 people

          • churchmouse says:

            Thank you. That is exactly what I have been asking myself since she was appointed GOP chair.

            Liked by 4 people

          • AZ18 says:

            Georgia- thank you for your reply. I haven’t seen any communication or strategy changes Ronna. Did she censor Flake for his hate speech against. Nope! All I hear is PDJT will do all the fighting. Has Gov. Ducey of AZ suggest McCain needs to resign since he is unable to perform his duties for AZ citizens…nope. Yet, McCain is allowed to right hateful opinion pieces.

            The reason that 46% of register voters identify as Independents is because they are sick of both parties. This is the group who got Trump elected. This is group who are deporables. This is the group who supports the Republican Platform more than the elected Republicans.

            I have sent an email to Ronna….response: thank you for your concerns, send money.

            Cold Anger. Rant off.

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      • i agree with you! They are more energized than the republicans! The democratic leaders are feeding them lies and these dumb snowflakes believe them!

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Right thing…as in follow the law?

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    • mazziflol says:

      3.1+ million Keith…

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      So sick of the games.

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    • Bree says:

      Ha. I just can’t believe they can be this self inflicting. Do they even know how stupid they sound. Invaders before Americans. Nice job @$$holes. Sorry, couldn’t help it.

      Liked by 5 people

    • cjzak says:

      The 800,000 are the current DACA recipients not the 3.8 million dreamers.

      Liked by 2 people

      • rashamon says:

        AND, AND…all the family members those dreamers can sponsor for future immigration and citizenship. Given the numbers of illegals seeking amnesty some way or another, the immigrants will have more control over those who make up our future immigrant populations than the present citizenship.

        Reagan was hornswoggled by the Democrat party when he granted amnesty in the ’80s. I doubt our president has not noted that historic failure that allowed the devious Dems wiggle room one. more. time.

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        • Dixie says:

          There is no way President Trump can fix everything that has been done to our country by the last 10 presidents. They already outnumber us and they are growing every day. The only thing they know how to do well is breed. They really are trying to make America into Mexico and are all in it together. Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, the muslim refugees obozo bused and flew all over the country to certain states do nothing but breed either. It’s as though they are getting paid to BREED.


    • WSB says:

      Moslem Brotherhood?

      Liked by 2 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Hey you! Yeah you up there in that “Twitter” box 🧐 ….. ZIP IT 🤐 YOU TOAD 🤨

      Liked by 1 person

  7. I wonder what Sundance thinks of this person known for now only as Q.

    You know the one. Not John de Lancie. Someone who says something MASSIVE is going down at the State of the Union address.

    Hint: His name was Seth Rich.

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  8. Patriot1783 says:

    Happy Anniversary POTUS Trump!

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. sunnydaze says:

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  11. Joe says:

    Hold firm President Trump, we got your back no matter what. Thank you for putting America first.

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  12. WSB says:

    Is anyone else watching Turtle?

    Fake outrage, “And we are going to keep voting…”

    Almost as good as the Telly Savalis Twilight Zone with Tina the Talking Doll…..

    Whoops, here is Senator Schmuck…

    Lying about the Border Wall…

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  13. WSB says:

    Has DIFI lost a denture?


  14. Pam says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Steve Scalise: “Democrats just voted to put immediate amnesty for illegal immigrants over paying our troops and continuing health insurance for poor children. Let that sink in. ”

      Keep repeating this.

      It’s the truth and it stings.

      Nice and simple. Anyone can understand it.

      This is how Dems frame stuff All.The.Time. (only difference is, this one’s actually TRUE)

      Repubs have never understood this “framing thang” in the past.

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  15. Pam says:

    Don’t you just love how Schumer is blaming this on POTUS? What a scuba!

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  16. Pam says:

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  17. wheatietoo says:

    Schumer is whining and droning on…just shut up, Chuck.

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  18. dufrst says:

    Hahahaa. The Dems are screwed!!!! Trump now has the leverage. This shutdown is gonna be a dozy!

    Liked by 8 people

  19. Bull Durham says:

    Schumer to the world’s top deal maker: You don’t know how to make a deal.

    Liked by 6 people

  20. MAGADJT says:

    I see with the democrats who voted for (Manchin, et al), the CR could have passed except for the likes of Paul, Lee, Flake & of course Graham. These “Republicans” own this just as much as the dems do.

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  21. dufrst says:

    I call my man Trump Captain Chaos! Whenever they say chaos, it’s music to my ears because I know my man Trump knows how to navigate “chaos!”

    Schumer screwed up! Trump is going body slam these fools! MAGA!!

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  22. Kaco says:

    Oh, I hope Pres Trump has recorded Schumer’s so-called “bipartisan meeting” with him today! Schumer is a POS! Wow, he blamed it all on Pres Trump, when it’s ALL the Dems and their illegal aliens!

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  23. Bull Durham says:

    Schumer offered The Wall on the Table.

    The Wall is not negotiable. It’s requisite.
    That was seen and heard in the big meeting a week ago. There are three requisites and they are not negotiable.

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  24. WSB says:

    OK, the talking points memo is now officially out. The UniParty uncovers itself. Schmucker is using ‘TrumpShutdown’. Which doesn’t work. And he can barely read his remarks.

    PT must have anticipated this.

    SCHMUCK’In Chuck!

    Watch the big ugly, Chuck…the spook community can get you six ways from Sunday.

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  25. dogsmaw says:

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. bflyjesusgrl says:

    Lol, Schumer trying 3 times to rename it to “Trump” shutdown. He failed, Everyone knows it’s schumershutdown.com.

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  28. citizen817 says:

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. NJF says:

    Amazing. How they figure this is a winning strategy. And the WH press release is BRUTAL!

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  31. dufrst says:

    No CHIP without Defense appropriation! Dems are already on record as voting against CHIP, so make them pay for making up for that GOP!

    Trump will show everyone who the great negotiator really is. There is no need to rush to reopen the government. Let the Dems suffer the blowback of CHIP expiring and government workers not getting paid. Let Trump do his SOTUS with the shut down! And don’t give them a thing on DACA until March. It’s all called leverage and the Dems handed Trump a boatload of it! Lol 😂 😆!

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  32. p'odwats says:

    What goes around comes around for the Democrats. They accused the president of using a certain word, but tonight they’re the ones who fell into their own political sh**hole of their own making. Congratulations Democrats. You’ve made it clear that illegal immigrants mean more to you than your fellow Americans! You’ll pay for it in November!

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  33. WSB says:

    Now, after this debacle, the media is perplexed about how to cover this. One blames the Dems…one blames the Repubs.

    Maybe we are finally getting the truth out of the press…are they acknowledging that both parties are the same?

    And BTW, Bret Baier just said that PT “WILL get DACA done.” As though he has a command on exactly what these negotiarions mean, and that Brett is insistent on it?…we’ll see.

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  34. Red Frog says:

    You want to add DACA to the CR? OK, we want to add the repeal of Obamacare.
    See how the works? Dems are so screwed. Uniparty is too.
    Push the date of the State of the Union forward a day for every day of the Schumer Shutdown.

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  35. das411 says:

    now make them explain why we should open ANY of the federal government, which is larger than it has ever been and we “just simply can’t afford” /trump voice, back up 😀

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  36. Bull Durham says:

    There is not a scintilla of Patriotism in the Dems/Liberals. They never care about the nation, the people, the Republic, the Constitution, Rule of Law, families or businesses. The are always about Power and their Cult dogma.

    I see nothing American about them. I regard them as traitors, alien, saboteurs and corrupt.
    I don’t know how anyone regards them as a Political Party. They hate what we love.

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  37. I can fix the filibuster problem, change the rules back to where you have to hold the floor, and let these old Democrats debate until 10 of them fall over dead.
    We hold the speaker job and can bring a vote up anytime. We could let our people sleep, and just wait until they collapse and we have 2/3 favorable votes, and then call for the vote.

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    • WSB says:



    • prenanny says:

      Ban hair dye, hair plugs, wigs, botox and cosmetic surgery from the Senate.
      If people saw what they REALLY looked like…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lizzy says:

      Patiosurvivor, I am laughing so much at your post “let the old dems debate til they fall over dead” — I can’t stop laughing. I just picture that old Diane Feinstein, who I hate, for her visciousness, debating and debating and then dropping. That won’t happen though, she always has a “cold”. When she said that for the reason she leaked the interview, she really was making fun of all of us who can’t stand her underhanded, mean and just so miserable way of doing things. Ugly is as ugly does! Thanks again for making me laugh, loved that post!


  38. millwright says:

    “I love it when a plan comes together ! said someone ….Not Senator Schumer ! He’s currently resident in the first of the tiger traps PDJT set ! One wonders how the LSM is going to wash all the s**t thrown by themselves and the Democrats off one another !

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  39. lida rose says:

    What a bunch of dopes.
    Shut it down. Release the memo.
    It’s coming.

    God Bless President Trump.
    Thank you, Mr. President, for all you do for us.

    Liked by 9 people

  40. millwright says:

    On the “upside” here’s 3 minutes of good American thought ! Thank You Chad Prather !

    Liked by 5 people

  41. WSB says:

    If I hear DACA one more time, I am gonna CACA!!!!!!!

    Liked by 15 people

  42. Michael says:

    One of the two major political parties in America has shutdown the government for illegal aliens. This is surreal.

    Liked by 15 people

    • churchmouse says:

      On that subject, Judicial Watch posted an article, ‘Illegal Aliens Quietly Being Released Throughout US on Commercial Flights’. This involves Health and Human Services. A must read. From January 19, excerpts follow:


      ‘Immigrants entering the United States illegally through the southern border are quietly being relocated to different parts of the country on commercial flights, high-ranking Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week. In the last few days alone, groups of illegal aliens boarded planes at airports in Texas and Arizona accompanied by a taxpayer-funded government escort in civilian clothes to avoid drawing attention. The first flight originated at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas and was bound for Minneapolis. The second left from Tucson International Airport and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, federal sources said. In both locations the illegal aliens appeared to be in their late teens and were escorted by a Health and Human Services (HHS) chaperone. Judicial Watch reached out to HHS for comment but did not hear back from the agency.

      ‘The illegal aliens wear red HHS wrist bands and receive “the gold glove treatment,” according to a veteran federal official, who added that the undocumented immigrants get priority boarding ahead of all other passengers, including law enforcement personnel. “It is shameful and dangerous,” said a seasoned Homeland Security agent with direct knowledge of the secret operations. Labor personnel from front-line Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies have complained about the cost and security risk of flying illegal alien minors to any destination of their choosing within the U.S., according to a longtime Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official present at the meetings. One of the closed-door meetings, late last year, included President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly …’

      The article goes on to say that Catch and Release is still going on because there is no more room in detention facilities. Another factor, according to an ICE agent, is that too many Obama holdovers are still in charge.

      Unbelievable. Why can’t they be flown back across the border instead?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Zennalou says:

        I can’t hit the like button this one, but wanted to acknowledge it.

        I notice this comment isn’t getting any replies. It appears many are in denial about what is going on at the border, and want to sweep it under the rug.

        I copied this and sent to the WH.


      • Dixie says:

        So they are doing this behind President Trump’s back? Will we ever be rid of the obozo holdovers?


  43. MAGADJT says:

    I don’t really care about the fake shutdown. I just don’t want this to marginalize the POTUS agenda in any way. Reminds me about 2013, when the shutdown was so severe, BHO paid park rangers to come and stand in front of open air monuments to keep people from looking at them LOL. That is proof that this is just kabuki theater.

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    • Kaco says:

      Here is a copy/paste of a post by someone earlier today elsewhere of the cruel Obama shut down of ’13.

      1. Blocked dying vets from accessing the WWII Memorial during planned ceremonies (more guards posted then there were protecting the pseudo Benghazi Embassy)

      2. Blacked out sports/entertainment programs to troops overseas

      3. Closed Military Commissaries but golf courses at military installations remained open

      4. Forced elderly Americans out of their private homes on federal land in the middle of the night in the winter (I won’t soon forget the picture of an elderly woman who appeared to be wearing nothing but pajamas in a cold/blustery wind)

      5. Not only blocked access to national parks/monuments but also went out of his way to block views from miles away (he closed the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, & blocked all scenic views of Mount Rushmore)

      6. Closed privately owned businesses by blocking access to them on government owned land thus trapping some people in place in Yellowstone/under armed guard

      7. Refused/delayed search & rescue operations on federal lands thus forcing ordinary Americans to mount their own search & rescue operations (body of Dr. Jodean Elliott-Blakeslee found in “Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve)

      8. Shut down the “Amber Alert” website

      9. Closed 1,100 sq. mi. of the Florida ocean

      10. Forced Vietnam war vets from the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial

      11. Denied death benefits to families of soldiers killed in action

      12. Denied access to all Military Chapels

      13. Shut down the National Institute of Health’s experimental treatments for children with terminal cancer.

      14. Stopped therapy dogs from visiting sick children

      Obama made clear that any attempts by Congress or the American people to provide private funding for any of these things would be blocked/vetoed until he got his way.

      What about all of the innocent police officers who have been killed across the country thanks to Obama???

      Disgusting! Obama administration tells park rangers to make life ‘as difficult as possible’ for visitors during shutdown

      The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain

      (That’s an old Breitbart link from ’13)

      Also another comment from someone(!):

      “He also shut down school tours to the White House. A New York City businessman offered to put up the money to keep the tours open so kids could still visit the WH during the shut down. Obummer denied the offer. The businessman went on to run for POTUS…….the rest is history.”

      More comments how they had park rangers chase people off, stopping buses on non-govt land so someone couldn’t take a picture of Mt. Rushmore.

      Liked by 9 people

  44. Harry Lime says:

    Holy schnikes! Who needs The Onion when we have Newsweek! These people are totally off their rockers!

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Nigella says:

    Now would be a good time to release the memos… Double whammy

    Liked by 5 people

  46. SR says:

    Democratic Party is not controlled by senate or congress democrats but outside extremists and Obama leftists. He is still in DC and running the democrat show.

    Liked by 3 people

  47. Howie says:

    The democrats have cut off the pay of our soldiers and their family members all over the world.

    Liked by 6 people

  48. Nigella says:

    I wanted to strangle Cryin Schumer tonight. Blaming Trump saying he was causing chaos all because he didn’t agree to give amnesty to millions of illegals?

    Liked by 4 people

  49. The gov does not have to shut down, plenty of revenue is coming in, It could operate at about 90%, even the military in my not fully informed opinion.

    Liked by 3 people

    • dufrst says:

      The $ is there but it must 1st be appropriated by Congress to be spent which this whole charade doubly stupid. This is a self inflicted wound and so unnecessary and worst, done for illegals! 🤬

      Liked by 1 person

    • dufrst says:

      The $ is there but it must 1st be appropriated by Congress to be spent which this whole charade doubly stupid. This is a self inflicted wound and so unnecessary and worst, done for illegals! 🤬

      Liked by 1 person

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