And he seems to have snookered Pelosi and Schumer who would be closing down government if they cannot override the President’s veto, or wont agree to add $5.5 billion to finance building the wall and send the bill back to the President.
All president Trump has to do if a bill comes to him without funding for the wall, is to hold a news conference and tell the American People
"I want to give House and Senate members a second chance to confirm they do not want to protect our borders from an ongoing invasion which is overwhelming American citizens with the poverty stricken populations of other countries, which includes their criminals, includes human trafficking, drugs and known terrorists.
If I had the power to shut down government over this national security concern, I would do it. But all I can do is veto this bill and give Congress a second chance to reconsider including a measly $5.5 BILLION to finance securing our border which is providing for the general welfare of the United States and protecting her citizens from an ongoing invasion.
Keep in mind that Illegal immigration is now costing American citizens over $18 billion a year in healthcare costs alone, far more than the cost of building a wall! And with that I will now veto this bill and send it back to Congress"