Trump just issued a wounded response to betrayal vote by Senate Republicans against border “emergency”

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Moments ago, the Senate voted to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration, preventing him from appropriating funds without the approval of Congress to realize his greatest obsession and build a useless, exorbitantly expensive monument to xenophobia across the southern border.

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Twelve Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats to place a check on the President’s increasingly authoritarian behavior, resoundingly passing the bill to block the Trump’s executive action 59-41 and setting up a showdown with Trump, who will be forced to issue his first presidential veto in yet another high-profile and extremely embarrassing political defeat.

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The president made his course of action clear in a self-explanatory but entirely context-devoid tweet that immediately prompted a hilarious response from the rest of social media:

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper was one of the first major figures to weigh in on the President’s outburst with an amusing little rhyme:

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And was quickly followed by a wave of mockery:

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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