No need for apologies! Trump wastes no time knocking Pelosi after House approves billions for border wall

Nancy Pelosi should learn to never say never.

The California Democrat and soon-to-be House Speaker declared last week that passing a spending bill with funding for President Trump’s border wall was an impossibility for the House. But on Thursday, the House passed an interim bill which approved $5.7 billion Republicans had requested for border wall funding.

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Trump celebrated the 217-185 vote in tweets Thursday night, throwing some shade at Pelosi.

Just last week, the House Minority Leader locked horns with the president in the Oval office, insisting repeatedly that he would not get a bill passed in the House with any funding for the wall because he did not have the votes he needed.

“There are no votes in the House, majority votes, for a wall – no matter where you start,” she said in the contentious meeting with Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“If I needed the votes for the wall in the House, I would have them in one session,” Trump corrected her.

The president threatened a government shutdown, vowing he would not sign any bill that did not include border wall funding.

“If there’s not border security, I won’t take it!” Trump exclaimed at one point. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”

As the vote approached Thursday, Democrats were confident they had the advantage over the president and the GOP. Pelosi was even spotted dancing and singing with other Democrats at a Washington, D.C. going-away party for outgoing Rep. Joe Crowley, who was defeated in his New York primary by Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Republican House rallied Thursday after many thought they were caving in to Democrats who will soon take over as the majority party in the lower congressional chamber.

“If we’re not going to fight now, when are we going to fight?” House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows asked in an interview on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “Now is the time to fight.”

The North Carolina Republican called on his colleagues to step up, vowing to make good on promises to vote for a bill that would fund the needed border wall.

Thursday’s vote to pass the revamped interim spending bill and provide funding for the US-Mexico border wall was a clear victory for the GOP. It now heads to the Senate, which had passed a funding bill on Wednesday that didn’t include border wall funding.

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