‘Betrayal beyond belief’: Trump fans rage at Congress for passing budget with no funding for wall
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed upon a budget deal in order to keep the government operating and avoid a shutdown. The budget included no funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise, a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The Hill said, “The $1.1 trillion bill passed with support from both parties in a 309-118 vote. Fifteen Democrats and 103 Republicans voted against it. It now heads to the Senate, which will have to approve it by Friday, when current funding expires.”
The budget did include funding for Planned Parenthood and Obamacare subsidies, cut no major funds from the Environmental Protection Agenvy (EPA) and included no money for Trump’s “deportation force.”
Conservatives are furious and took to social media to howl and bellow in outrage. Let’s take a minute to enjoy their pain, shall we?
House passes Lousy Budget Bill Funding Plantparent Hood & No Wall Funding @realDonaldTrump Did Not Promise This Garbage. Ryan Must Go ASAP
— Jacob (@jacob00001) May 3, 2017
Congress spends a billion dollars on left-handed smoke shifters for snipe hunts. @SpeakerRyan denied Trump wall funding out of spite.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) April 29, 2017
BETRAYED BY THE GOP: TRUMP'S FIRST SURRENDER https://t.co/sVS5nXrowx
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 3, 2017
BUDGET BETRAYAL BEYOND BELIEF: Dem priorities funded; where is Trump? And his promises? https://t.co/pnya0j1cW4
— CiciJester (@LRushgirl) May 3, 2017
Trump's first budget is literally no different that Hillary's first budget would've been. All we got out of this deal is Gorsuch. That's it.
— Dr. Gene Lingerfelt (@GeneLingerfelt) May 3, 2017
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) May 2, 2017
@realDonaldTrump How can there be funding for border wall security in the Middle East in the budget, but none for here?
— Lisa H (@buderfly7) May 3, 2017
@mitchellvii R u still listening to the media Bill ? The budget has nothing of the Trump agenda we all voted for Where is the wall funding
— O Miquel (@OMiquel4) May 3, 2017
— krisxx (@solos4242) May 3, 2017
— Czar Yah (@4fishtank) May 3, 2017
@POTUS VOTE NO on the BUDGET…The Wall IS NOT FUNDED. and Planned Parenthood IS NOT DEFUNDED ! SHUT DOWN THE GOV'T, DO NOT…
— Eileen Jones (@EileenJ37326788) May 3, 2017
Can we please REPLACE PAUL RYAN? New House Budget RESTRICTS ANY AND ALL FUNDING of TRUMP BORDER WALL" https://t.co/0R1Z5k65AC
— Peter Shinn (@petershinn) May 3, 2017
— Peter Mayo (@PMBluesGuitar) May 3, 2017
@SpeakerRyan That budget SUCKS! Re-write and FUND THE WALL or Resign!!
— Kwaker aka Tina (@kwaker) May 3, 2017
Defund planned parenthood, build the wall, get rid of sanctuary cities! You must veto this liberal budget.
— Kenneth Whitson (@whitson10188) May 3, 2017
— Mr. Joshua Safonoff (@ffonofas) May 3, 2017
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 2, 2017
No Obamacare repeal or border wall. We should have reduced military spending instead of increasing it. What the hell is going on?
— Hector Morenco (@hectormorenco) May 3, 2017
— Hannibal Smith (@CarsonCityKid) May 3, 2017
One angry right-wing blogger wrote, “WOW! No border wall for the U.S.A. but they can enhance border security for Hezbollah? The American people have given them both houses and the presidency, a very weak democrat party that is in complete disarray and they still can’t get anything done? They’re so worried about the next election they can’t seem govern. Maybe if you grow a pair you’ll get re-elected! When can we conclude that Paul Ryan is a traitor to his own country?”