Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Donald Trump bragged that he will be "proud" to shut down the United States government unless Congress gives him $5 billion for his wall.1 Congress should not let Trump take our government hostage.
The border wall that Donald Trump has demanded for years would be an ecological disaster, an enormous waste of money, and an international symbol of intolerance that doesn't represent America's values.2
Even many Republicans know that the border wall is a bad idea.3 The money could be better spent on projects related to health care, education, and the economy.
Trump is threatening to shut down the government if he doesn't get his way, but Congress needs to check his power trip.
–Matt Hildreth, America's Voice
1. "Trump: Proud to shut down government over wall," CNN, December 11, 2018
2. "The ecological disaster that is Trump's border wall: a visual guide," Vox, October 29, 2017
3. "Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren't convinced," The Washington Post,
September 20, 2018
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