President Trump went on a furious tirade on Thursday as he slammed Congress’s “ridiculous” spending bill, deriding the lack of money for his campaign-promised southern border wall.
“I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” Trump said in a post on Twitter. “Dems are obstructing Law Enforcement and Border Security. REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!”
Trump also quoted Sen. David Perdue, Georgia Republican.
“’We can’t secure the Border because of the Democrats historic level of Obstruction. The Presidents fed up with this. His agenda is working. The economy is growing at twice the rate it did under Obama. We’ve nominated and confirmed 68 Federal Judges, 26 Court of Appeals Judges…'” he wrote on Twitter.
“‘….The thing that’s lacking is we can’t properly secure the Border because of the Democrats historic level of Obstruction.’ Senator David Perdue of Georgia.”
On Thursday, the Senate voted 93-7 to pass an $854 billion spending bill that funds departments of Defense, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Labor and Education. Six were Republicans and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted against the bill.
The House is set to consider the bill next week in order to beat a September 30 deadline.
In July, Trump reiterated his threat to shut down the federal government this fall if Congress failed to deliver on funding for the wall and additional border security.
“If we don’t get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown,” Trump said. “We’re the laughingstock of the world. … We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world,” he added.