RUSH: Donald Trump is addressing the NRA, and he just told the attendees here that we will build the wall. We are going to build the wall. He got a massive round of applause. But the point is, he reasserted it yet again, which, remember, there aren’t a whole lot of members of Congress who want to build the wall. Senators, as I reported yesterday, are openly laughing about the idea. “It’ll never happen. You believe Trump will build this wall?” Five or six of them laughing about it.
RUSH: Grab sound bite number 22 quickly. Here’s Trump and his comment on the wall at the NRA convention. This is moments ago.
THE PRESIDENT: We’ve already seen a 73% decrease — never happened before — in illegal immigration on the southern border since my election, 73%. (cheers) You see what they’re doing, right? “So why do you need a wall?” We need a wall. We’ll build the wall. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. That’s an easy one. We’re gonna build the wall. We need the wall.
RUSH: And if you heard, it was audience members there shouting, “Build it! Build the wall!” And that’s what Trump was responding to and reacting to. Now, the reason that they were on this at the NRA convention is that Trump wanted a billion dollars in the budget extension from now ’til September to get started building the wall. And he was told by the Democrats, “You can’t do that. We’ll shut down the government. We’re not gonna give you the money for the wall.”
So Trump said, “Okay, okay, well, we’ll tighten up security elsewhere.” And the Democrats went along with spending more money for that. And he said we’ll get to the wall when we redo the budget again in September. People are getting a little nervous. The wall’s a signature promise. If it keeps being put off, it’s gonna be a problem, and Trump’s trying to assure them they’ve got nothing there to worry about.