Trump compares border wall to invention of the wheel

President Trump on Friday defended his border wall proposal in a series of tweets. 

“The Democrats are trying to belittle the concept of a Wall, calling it old fashioned,” he wrote. “The fact is there is nothing else’s that will work, and that has been true for thousands of years. It’s like the wheel, there is nothing better.”

“I know tech better than anyone, & technology on a Border is only effective in conjunction with a Wall,” Trump continued. “Properly designed and built Walls work, 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!”

Just prior, he tweeted: “Senator Mitch McConnell should fight for the Wall and Border Security as hard as he fought for anything. He will need Democrat votes, but as shown in the House, good things happen. If enough Dems don’t vote, it will be a Democrat Shutdown! House Republicans were great yesterday!” 

The president’s comments come as a stopgap funding bill recently passed by the House heads to the Senate, where it’s deemed likely to fail on Friday since it includes more than $5 billion in wall money, notes CNBC.

If a spending bill is not passed by midnight, a partial government shutdown will go into effect. 

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