Schumer to request Trump redirect wall funding to address gun violence and white supremacy extremism

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Good luck, Chuck! tRump ain't about to give up his ridiculous dream of a "Great Wall of America" to fight the REAL crisis threatening the US … he's much too stupid and vain.

Schumer to request Trump redirect wall funding to address gun violence and white supremacy extremism
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is planning to ask the Trump administration to withdraw its request for $5 billion in border wall funding and redirect the funding to counter gun violence and white supremacy extremism, a person familiar with Schumer's thinking told CNN.

The Trump administration is unlikely to be receptive to the request, especially given that the border wall is a key priority for the President. But the request will nevertheless serve as a way for Democrats to keep the issue of gun control in the news as Congress remains on recess.

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session to pass background checks legislation that previously passed out of the Democratic-controlled House, but McConnell has resisted those calls. The House and Senate are both out of session for August recess.