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


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.

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.

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:


And was quickly followed by a wave of mockery:

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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.