Good headline for his rightwingnuts….
Nothing to REALLY worry about….
Doing so would be illegal….
THAT wouldn’t stop Donald Trump though….
The effects and media coverage WOULD be a disaster for Trump’s political party….
The effect would the disruption of commerce between the US/Mexico and South America….
The effect would a pile up of vehicles and people at the border….
Does closing the border mean no aircraft flying between the countries?
Would Americans be stuck in Mexico unable to return from vacations ?
Donald Trump has backed himself into a corner….
Democrats behind incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the House CANNOT give Trump $5 Billion for a nonsenscal ‘Berlin’ type wall…..
President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the nation’s southern border if Congress doesn’t fund his border wall.
“We build the wall or,” Trump wrote in a string of tweets. ” … close the southern border.”
Mick Mulvaney, the incoming White House chief of staff, told reporters on Friday the president is “absolutely” willing to shut down the southern border, despite the enormous cost to the country.
“All options are on the table,” Mulvaney said. “Listen, it’s the only way we can get the Democrats’ attention.”
Trump also said he would cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where violence and crime have motivated thousands of people to flee and seek asylum in the United States. He also said another migrant caravan is heading toward the U.S….
Closing the U.S. border with Mexico, which President Trump threatened to do in a Friday tweet if Democrats do not approve funding for his wall, could cost the economy billions of dollars, say analysts who have studied the issue.
“It would affect the U.S. economy massively and very negatively,” said Chris Wilson, deputy director at The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, and the co-author of a study on the border economy.
“There’s about a billion dollars of commerce that crosses the border every single day, so every day it’s closed we’re losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars,” he added….