Top Republican Opens The Senate By Literally Praying That Trump Will Sign The Border Security Bill

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday opened the Senate to urge his colleagues to pray for Donald Trump to sign the bipartisan border security bill in order to avoid another government shutdown. It’s pretty frightening that Republicans are praying that their president* doesn’t put thousands of people out of work again.  “Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so the government doesn’t shut down,” Grassley said after the chamber’s opening prayer.

Twitter users weighed in.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged his colleagues to approve it as “a compromise that no side will view as a perfect deal.”

The bipartisan deal would fund several departments but Trump would not be provided the $5.7 billion Trump he was demanding for his ego-wall along the Southern border. But, Trump would get nearly $1.4 billion for new fences and barriers which are identical to the ones that are already in place. Mr. Art of the Deal negotiated himself down, each time getting less and less to fund his vanity project.

Trump literally took credit for the last shutdown, then, of course, went on to blame Democrats. It’s interesting that instead of standing up to Trump, Republicans are literally praying that he doesn’t shut down the government again. This is what happens when you give the keys to the White House to an erratic and unstable person.


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