Ann Coulter brings the smackdown.
No politician wants to have to explain a vote against the wall. What the Democrats want is for Trump to be stuck explaining why he didn't build the wall.
Then it will be a bloodbath. Not only Trump, but also the entire GOP, is dead if he doesn't build a wall. Republicans will be wiped out in the midterms, Democrats will have a 300-seat House majority, and Trump will have to come up with an excuse for why he's not running for re-election.
The New York Times and MSNBC are not going to say, "We are so impressed with his growth in office, we're going to drop all that nonsense about Russia and endorse the Republican ticket!"
No, at that point, Trump will be the worst of everything.
No one voted for Trump because of the "Access Hollywood" tape. They voted for him because of his issues; most prominently, his promise to build "a big beautiful wall." And who's going to pay for it? MEXICO!
You can't say that at every campaign rally for 18 months and then not build a wall.
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He's the commander in chief! He said he'd build a wall. If he can't do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.
There's more at the link.
I think Ms. Coulter is right. Above all else, President Trump's base wants the wall. Heck, I'm not part of his base, and I want the wall! Illegal immigration is destroying the rule of law in the USA. It's the single most important issue requiring a solution if the rule of law is to be restored. The solution will include the problems of sanctuary cities, employers hiring illegal alien labor, etc. - but it starts and ends with controlling the border, and preventing the massive influx that peaked under President Obama.
President Trump, stop shilly-shallying. To hell with politics as usual. Build the damned wall!