The United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi avers that Trump’s border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security rather it’s one of the U.S. President’s ploy to distract the country from numerous scandals troubling his administration. During a press briefing at the Capitol she said: “I don’t even know if the president wants the wall. I think he just wants a debate on the wall. And he’s having some trouble with it. He keeps increasing the amount of money, creating the obstacles to finding a solution — because I don’t think he really wants a solution. I think he loves the distraction that this is from his other problems.” Pelosi, along with Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, notes that they disagree with Trump over building a physical border Wall, which according to them, would be costly and useless. Schumer in an answer to Trump’s recent remarks said: “Democrats and the president both want stronger border security. However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it. Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes. This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.” On the other side, Pelosi is among those who are seriously standing against Trump’s impeachment. This double approach taken by Pelosi towards the White House, and the point that the House speaker and other Democrat leaders have argued against the serious thought of Trump’s impeachment, may lead to conflicts inside the Democratic Party in the future. It appears that Pelosi favors developments such as making a political deal with Trump to clash with the President. Nancy Pelosi argues that Democrats’ direct clash with Trump, and particularly the impeachment of the President of the United States will annoy some American citizens, and the Democrats will be blamed for giving a blow to the American political and social equations. At any rate, there’s plenty at stake: During this crisis, Trump has come with the notion of declaring a national emergency at the border, a bid that could free up wall funding without the Congress endorsement. The U.S. government shutdown, which is the result of the disagreements over border wall funding, is still continuing. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion for new wall structure; Pelosi and the Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security, but opposed building of any physical barriers. Despite this, Trump has previously claimed that he’s ready to hold the shutdown for months and even years. If Pelosi surrender to Trump’s demands, she would be viewed as a defeated figure within the U.S. political circles.
This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.