Trump: Do Not Force Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

Target: Donald Trump

Goal: Stop demanding border wall funding at the risk of a government shutdown.

Congress is struggling to finalize a long-term funding bill for the next fiscal year; if Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on the terms of the funding bill, it will result in a government shutdown. Funding for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is at the center of the conflict.

Trump’s presidential campaign leaned heavily on the promise of a wall that would be built on the border of Mexico and the United States; Mr. Trump specified time and again that the wall would be paid for by Mexico, but he is now looking for funding from American taxpayers and suggesting that Mexico will reimburse the United States later.

Not only is the wall proposal insanely expensive and nearly impossible to bring to fruition, it is a concept borne from Trump’s racist views about Mexican immigrants, which he vocalized time and again on the campaign trail. The White House has suggested a trade to Congressional Democrats: include border wall money in the funding bill in exchange for continuing to pay Obamacare subsidies. Sign the petition below to voice your opposition to the administration insisting on border wall funding at the risk of a shutdown.


Dear Mr. Trump,

On April 28, the federal government will be forced into a shutdown if an agreement cannot be reached in Congress over the next funding bill. Your administration’s insistence that Congress provide funding for your proposed border wall is at the crux of this possible shutdown.

You spent an entire campaign promising that if this ridiculous and bigoted project went forward, the nation of Mexico would be funding it. This is one of several campaign promises that you have failed to keep, and as a result, the responsibility is falling to Congress and, by extension, American taxpayers.

I strongly urge you to do everything in your power to avoid a government shutdown. The federal government should not shut down over funding for a wall that you promised the United States would not need to fund. Furthermore, the suggestion that Obamacare subsidies could be traded for wall funding shows how little your administration cares about the wellbeing of Americans who depend on Obamacare to survive. I ask that you reassess your priorities in this regard.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    why government shutdown? why internet shutdown?

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