President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency over his border wall and it sure looks like he is taking his marching orders from Rush Limbaugh.
Apparently, Limbaugh suggested that Trump should sign the bipartisan government spending bill and declare a national emergency.
“I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if that’s what they’re thinking,” Limbaugh said, “to declare a national emergency (or at least threaten to) as part of this thing because the point is gonna be made that this isn’t enough.”
This is EXACTY what Rush Limbaugh said Trump should do, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/XYhPYO1m88
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) February 14, 2019
Limbaugh went into even more detail on his website.
“I think the president’s gonna sign this deal with $1.375 billion in it and then declare a national emergency to access all of the money that he says and that Mulvaney and the administration say that they have rounded up,” Limbaugh said. “It may total $23 billion, and that doesn’t count the $14 billion they could seize from El Chapo!”
And that is precisely what the White House announced Thursday afternoon… minus the El Chapo thing, though who knows at this point.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the president’s intentions in a statement Thursday afternoon.
“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” the statement read. “The president is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.”
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) February 14, 2019
Good to know that Rush Laura Ingram Hannity and Ann Coulter run the government Wow republicans good job
— noula (@noula20828087) February 14, 2019
Pelosi and Schumer should be calling for negotiations with Coulter and Limbaugh.
— RUexperienced (@RUexperienced1) February 14, 2019
How’s it feel knowing a fat, drug addled rube runs your president? Oh wait…
— Aaron S (@KingAaronVII) February 14, 2019
President Coulter has him by the toadstool
— President Nipple & Button (@realworldrj) February 14, 2019
Makes you wonder who is really in charge…