Nancy Pelosi is leading the Democrat resistance to Donald Trump.
Speaker Pelosi calculated that picking a fight with President Trump over the border wall would guarantee his defeat in 2020.
But instead, Pelosi spoke the four words that have doomed the Democrats to their political grave.
Pelosi and other Congressional Democrats met on Friday with a group of Trump administration officials, including the President himself.
The purpose of the meeting was to try and hash out an agreement to end the Democrats blockade of funding for Trump’s border wall.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was part of the meeting.
Secretary Nielsen tried to demonstrate why the wall was necessary, citing a series of statistics proving there was a crisis at the Southern border.
Nancy Pelosi was not having any of it.
“I reject your facts,” Pelosi rudely interjected.
“These aren’t my facts,” Secretary Nielsen responded. “These are the facts.”
Pelosi’s eruption proves the Democrats are not serious about border security or national sovereignty.
Even the Washington Post was forced to admit on Sunday that Trump was correct and there was indeed a crisis along the Southern border.
The Post reported, “Record numbers of migrant families are streaming into the United States, overwhelming border agents and leaving holding cells dangerously overcrowded with children, many of whom are falling sick.”
Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are unmoved by these facts.
Democrats want open borders so they can flood the country with illegal aliens.
More illegal aliens pouring into the country helps Democrats because they will be counted as part of the 2020 census, which will determine Congressional districts.
They also believe the shutdown is a political winner for them.
If they can holdout long enough, weak-kneed Republicans in Congress will scurry to accept whatever crumbs Pelosi offers them and sabotage Trump’s bargaining power.
But Trump dug in for the long haul in this fight.
The President tweeted, “The only reason they do not want to build a Wall is that Walls Work! 99% of our illegal Border crossings will end, crime in our Country will go way down and we will save billions of dollars a year! A properly planned and constructed Wall will pay for itself many times a year!”
Trump even proposed a compromise of building a steel barrier so the Democrats wouldn’t have to crawl back to their base and admit defeat in this fight.
“V.P. Mike Pence and group had a productive meeting with the Schumer/Pelosi representatives today. Many details of Border Security were discussed. We are now planning a Steel Barrier rather than concrete. It is both stronger & less obtrusive. Good solution, and made in the U.S.A.” Trump tweeted.
But Pelosi’s statement that she rejects every fact about why the wall is necessary will come back to haunt the Democrats.
If Democrats do not yield and fund the border wall, Trump will make immigration the central issue of the 2020 campaign.
And Democrats running on a platform of open borders is a recipe for another electoral thrashing.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.