Symone Sanders shutdown Trump defender, Steve Cortes live on national television.
Cortes was quoted a poll which claimed that 57 percent of Americans don’t want a border wall:
“To me the poll that’s most important is the 2016 election, where the wall was Donald Trump’s signature issue. He could not have been clearer about that topic, and the people spoke resoundingly.
“I’m not surprised that Mexico isn’t offering to pay for the wall, of course not… He’s going to figure out how Mexico pays for it, we are effectively fronting the cash, he’s a developer, look at it as a construction loan.”
But Sanders was quick with the fact-checking:
“If I may, if I may. This is intellectually dishonest. What the president campaigned on, among other things, was in fact that Mexico would build the wall. It was such a popular phrase that folks would shout it back at his rallies. The president did not campaign on ‘we would front the money for the wall to Mexico to pay for it.'
“What has happened here is we are now in day six of a partial government shut down. That means the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Agriculture Department, among other departments, are now shut down because the president threw a temper tantrum and would not compromise… I would like to remind him there was an election in 2018 where an overwhelming number of Republicans on the House side ran on immigration. It was their closing argument. It was the president’s closing argument. and they resoundingly were rejected. The American people rebut that message.”
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