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WaPo Editorial: ‘Build the Wall’

The paper thinks that President Trump has handed the Democrats a great deal: DACA for border wall funding.

By NTK Staff | 01.11.2018 @3:17pm
WaPo Editorial: ‘Build the Wall’

In a Wednesday editorial, The Washington Post encouraged Democrats to take President Trump’s deal and fund the president’s border wall in exchange for signing DACA into law.

“Take a deal for the dreamers. Build the wall,” reads the title of the editorial that pushes congressional Democrats to accept the relatively low cost of Trump’s signature campaign promise.

The Post has not had some epiphany on border security, however. “The wall is a dumb idea,” the editorial board wrote, but they slammed Democrats for refusing to work with the president on his effort to make a deal:

The wall’s $18 billion price tag would be spread over a decade. If a few billion dollars annually is the trade-off that provides certainty — a pathway to citizenship or permanent legal status — for nearly 700,000 young immigrants brought to this country as children by their parents, it’s worth it. Because the alternative — all those lives ruined, all those jobs lost, all that education and promise cut short — is much worse.

Democrats who choke on the wall, loath to hand Mr. Trump a political triumph, might ask themselves what other deals they might strike that would do so much tangible good, for so many people, so immediately — and at such a relatively modest price. The likely answer is: very few.

The paper pointed out that “many prominent Democrats” voted to fence off the southern border in 2006, and that Trump’s proposal did not drastically deviate from that past proposal.

Trump, who wrote “The Art of the Deal,” has the Post’s editorial board on his side. The group reminded Democrats that “compromise” is required in Congress:

Many in Congress may have lost the muscle memory required to strike a compromise, but here’s a reminder: In politics, as in life, compromise is often painful. That doesn’t mean you refuse it.

Trump’s “Art of the Deal” presidency could come through once again.

(H/T The Daily Caller)

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