Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. Then on Tuesday, he threatened to shut down the government unless taxpayers picked up the tab.
That prompted the bestselling horror author to ask:
Wait a minute, wait! Wasn't…um, Mexico going to pay for Trump's useless, just-tunnel-under-it wall?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 12, 2018
During a contentious Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday, Trump vowed to shut down the government in the days before Christmas unless he received $5 billion for his wall.
“I will take the mantle of shutting it down,” Trump said. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck.”