It appears that the White House has lost all hope of Congress passing a budget that includes funding for a border wall, according to Axios political reporter Jonathan Swan.
During the "Special Report" All-Star panel, which also included national security analyst Morgan Ortagus and Christian Broadcasting Network chief political analyst David Brody, Swan reported that from what he has been hearing from folks within the Trump administration, they’ve “basically given up on a congressional solution,” leaving President Trump to either declare a national emergency or look for a “creative way” from the Office of Management and Budget to find the funding.
Ortagus pointed out how the mainstream positions of Democrats on immigration have “drastically” shifted in such a short period of time.
“This is a party of open borders, of abolishing ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], demonizing these individuals who work on the border,” Ortagus said.
“A lot of people are going to ding Donald Trump in the short term over this, but look at the long term,” Brody said.