UPDATE: Trump Backpedals On Wall Stipulation To Avoid Government Shutdown
Trump, in an attempt to weaponize the politics behind one of his most controversial policies, as a stipulation of the budget renewal due by the 28th of April (ironically the 100th day of his presidency), required funding be allotted for building a wall on our southern border. On the evening of the 25th, possibly in avoidance of an endless stream of merciless irony by the media, decided to push the financial aspects of his plan forward until September, as confirmed by White House officials.
We are now back to his previous message, which was that Mexico will "somehow in some way" fund this border wall, despite 2 previous Mexican presidents stating quite the opposite in no uncertain terms. With the responsibility shifted to the American public for finance, it is a strange wonder that amidst this addition to the discretionary budget, he has vowed likewise to decrease the corporate tax rate from 39.6% to a mere 15% for wealthy business owners, while simultaneously raising the military discretionary budget by almost 10%.