The president failed on the wall because he did not pursue a populist agenda while Republicans controlled Congress.

By W. James Antle IIIFebruary 18, 2019

Photo credit: Caleb Smith / Office of the Speaker of the House

There was a revealing moment in President Donald Trump’s Rose Garden announcement that he would declare a national emergency to commence the border wall construction he could not persuade Congress to fund. He said he was “very disappointed at certain people, a particular one, for not having pushed this faster.”


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