President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable discussion about the Federal Commission on School safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he knows tech better than anyone,” as he tries to build a wall.
“The Democrats are trying to belittle the concept of a Wall, that the old-fashioned,” the president tweeted on Friday morning. “The fact is: there is nothing else that will work, and that is the truth for thousands of years. It is like the wheel, there is nothing better. I know tech better than anyone, and technology…..”
He added that, to write: “…..on a Border, is only effective in combination with a Wall. Well-designed and built in the Walls, and the Democrats are lying when they say they don’t. In “Israel, the Wall is 99.9% successful. Will not be any different on our Southern Border! Hundreds of $Billions saved!”
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It is unclear which area of technology Trump is a reference to that he knows ” better than anyone.” On Thursday, the New York Post reported what Trump’s ex-social media manager felt when he figured out how to use Twitter for the first time.
“The moment I found out Trump could tweet itself was similar to the moment in Jurassic Park when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors open doors,” Justin McConney, that the Trump Organization the director of social media from 2011 to 2017, the Post reported, by means of the Politics. “I was like, ‘Oh no!'”
Trump has threatened to shut down the government, if he does not have the necessary financing that he needs for the wall. Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that would be $5.7 billion for the wall, Fox News has reported.
Eight Republicans joined all 177 votes Democrats to oppose the measure, which passed 217-185. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is certain to fall short of the 60 votes needed for passage, because the chamber’s 49 Democrats against the funding of the wall. That, in turn, makes it more likely that the parts of the federal government, including nine of the 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of organizations, cease operations at midnight Friday.
If the government were shut down, Trump said on Friday the closure would drag on “for a very long time” as he tries to build the case that congressional Democrats would bear responsibility if there is no deal about his question for the AMERICAN-mexican border wall money.
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More than 800,000 federal workers would face furloughs or forced to work without pay if a decision is not reached before the funding expires at midnight on Friday.
The Senate is in session to consider a package approved by the House Republicans late Thursday that includes the $5.7 billion He wants for the border with Mexico.
Senators had passed their own bipartisan bill earlier in the week to keep the government running, with border security on the existing levels of $1.3 billion, but no money for the wall. Both proposals would extend government funding through Dec. 8.
The Associated Press and Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report. Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia