It may be the last day of 2018, but the press is not going without picking one more fight with President Trump. Trump tweeted out his whereabouts Monday as a way to pressure Democrats to come make a deal with him on immigration. Ten days have passed since the government shutdown and neither side is budging on the border wall. Trump wants $5 billion for border security, including the funds to build the wall, but Democrats won't give a penny more than $1.3 billion, none of which they want going toward the physical barrier he demands. The president said he cancelled his trip to Mar-a-Lago to stay in Washington and find a fix.
Reporters at the White House tried to call the president's bluff Monday. As more than one person noted, there was no Marine standing guard outside the Oval Office, therefore Trump must not be inside.
the president just tweeted that he was in the oval, but no marine outside the west wing pic.twitter.com/Y5EAx2wOoV— Justin Sink (@justinsink) December 31, 2018
Members of the Trump administration, while appreciative of the press's observation, shook their heads.
I just looked into the Oval Office myself, and @POTUS was in fact sitting behind the Resolute Desk working. So, now I’m just waiting for you and the rest of your ilk to either stop jumping to false conclusions, correct the record, or, here’s a thought, call the press team to ask. https://t.co/uzIp0i7Dwo— Hogan Gidley (@hogangidley45) December 31, 2018
Glad we got that cleared up. If the media is on to something and the president is MIA, then that means Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) must have also lied about his lunch with Trump yesterday regarding his plans for Syria. They dined at the White House.
Meanwhile, we know for sure where in the world Nancy Pelosi is, Hawaii. She was spotted over the weekend relaxing in the Aloha State.
I’m in the Oval Office. Democrats, come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall. You voted yes in 2006 and 2013. One more yes, but with me in office, I’ll get it built, and Fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2018