The huge beautiful border wall promised during the 2016 campaign is being developed as a see-through barrier of steel slats, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night.
… It will be beautiful and, at the same time, offer our Nation the security that our people should have. It will increase quick and save us BILLIONS of dollars a month once completed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
Trump’s concession and rhetorical turn-around come after the Hill Democrats used their leverage on the business-first leadership of the GOP– and amongst Trump’s Hill outreach deputies– to consistently block construction of his favored concrete walls.
The model concrete walls are standing in the sand near San Diego.
In March 2017, according to Axios, Sen. Chuck Schumer:
At the exact same time, GOP leaders slow-rolled Trump’s spending plan requests and engineered the 2018 defeat of his “Four Pillars” immigration reform in complex Senate and House votes.
Nevertheless, Trump is getting a few billions of dollars to extend the 30-foot steel-bollard walls, which border representatives prefer because they can translucent them to the Mexican side of the border. The bollard walls feature steel plates to prevent climbers and cost roughly $20 million a mile, total with roadways.
Trump may get $1.6 billion for extra border walls in 2019 depending upon the outcome of the closed-door negotiations on Capitol Hill.
Democrats Moneyed ‘Wall’ Under Bush, Obama– Refuse Same Barrier to Trumphttps:// t.co/ i2hbz60ldR
— John Binder (@JxhnBinder) December 17, 2018
But the 2019 spending plan deal supposedly likewise will block several low-cost labor visa programs pressed by business groups, sources tell Breitbart News. That is great news for the President because it will help push up earnings and salaries prior to the 2020 election.
Establishment Conference Board admits the obvious: Wages rise as labor supply (incl. immigration) drops. Supply is rising in white-collar careers so salaries are slower to increase (see H-1B). So an indirect estb. recognition of Trump’s “Employ American” policy https://t.co/Lc8xXiM8zg
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) December 18, 2018