Chuck Schumer thought he was on the verge of one of his biggest victories over Donald Trump.
But then the President turned the tables.
And now Donald Trump is about to deal Chuck Schumer the worst defeat of his life.
Democrats in the House passed a resolution of disapproval to stop Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall.
If the Senate passes a similar resolution, then it will head to the President’s desk.
Democrats – led by Schumer – had two hopes.
First, that they could run up the score by encouraging a significant number of Republicans to buck the President and vote for the resolution.
And second, they secretly dreamed that enough Republicans would break ranks to override the expected veto.
The media fanned these flames by claiming Trump knew he would lose the vote, so Senate Republicans would ultimately get a free pass to vote however they felt it would help them in their next election.
That turned out to be fake news.
In an exclusive Oval Office interview with Breitbart, President Trump made it clear there would be a political price to pay for opposing him on the national emergency declaration.
Breitbart reports on their exclusive interview with President Trump:
Trump suggested that Democrats in the Senate and the handful of Republicans planning to vote to block the national emergency declaration are on the losing side of the immigration issue in the eyes of the public. He argued that, generally speaking, immigration is an 80/20 issue, meaning that 80 percent–or the vast majority of Americans–want the border secured, whereas just 20 percent support continued mass illegal immigration.
“We have a vote coming up on this whole national emergency thing it’s an 80/20 issue in our favor, it’s border security, a wall, no crime versus open borders and nothing but crime,” Trump said. “Forty-seven Democrats will probably vote for the 20 percent issue, and with the Republicans, we have some that don’t vote for it. It’s hard to believe actually.
Trump told Breitbart that any Republican who votes with Schumer is not just betraying him, but is stabbing their own voters in the back.
“Well I can’t tell you until I see what happens,” he replied. “But I can tell you this, in Republican circles … I know what the people want and they want border security and they want walls. They want border security, you can’t have it without the wall, or without the barriers, or whatever, you can call it whatever you want.”
The president repeated his promise to veto the legislative effort led by Democrats to check his executive power.
“I’ll have to let you know, I mean we’ll have to see what happens, in any event, it’s going to be vetoed, ok?” he replied.
North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis – who is an open borders and pro-amnesty fanatic – is one example of a Republican feeling the heat at home.
After Tillis announced he would lock arms with Schumer and vote with the Democrats, Republican groups at home immediately denounced him and threatened to recruit a primary challenger.
Some RINO Republicans, like Martha McSally of Arizona, who support amnesty and open borders realized the danger they were in and agreed to back the President.
In the end, Trump’s words could limit the number of defections and leave Schumer with nothing but an egg on his face.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.