Sound Off Delaware: The wall

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A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting a security wall on the Mexico border.

• If Trump wants a wall, let him show those negotiating skills he says he has by living up to his campaign promise that Mexico pay for it. — Kathy Spring Jordan

• You’re seeing it at this very minute as he shuts down the government. This is in addition to voiding NAFTA and negotiating a new agreement which Mexico and Canada signed through their tears. Tired of winning yet? — Chris Wolfe

• Individual 1 claimed earlier this year that border security caught 10 terrorists trying to illegally cross the border into America. So, if he was telling the truth, they are doing a helluva job and there is no need for a wall. — Gary Greer

• It’s a shame the Democrats hate Trump more than they love this country. – Greg Sheraton

• It’s the Schumer shutdown! – Mark Schmalhofer

• It is a Trump shutdown. Democrats want security but we are smart enough to know that a wall won’t work. — Karen Welch

• Walls don’t work? Seems to work to keep people out of all kinds of places. Bet if you electrified the top foot of that wall it would work pretty well. Here is the thing. If you break the law why should you be allowed to come in and enjoy the country you can’t respect? — Kime Rutledge Hill

• This is from the guy Trump just appointed as his Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in 2015: Trump’s views on border wall “simplistic,” “absurd and almost childish.” — Michael McGaughey

• Trump said on December 11, “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck. … I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.” — Michael Sevast

• There is a bill on Trump’s desk to fund the government without border wall funding which he refuses to sign. How is this not Trump’s fault? He literally told the world it would be his fault 10 days ago. — Bradley Anderson

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