Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT): Trump wants to ‘use American taxpayer like an ATM machine’

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT): Trump wants to ‘use American taxpayer like an ATM machine’
Se. Jon Tester (D-MT). CBS video

[Ed. – Well, yeah. That’s what government does, regardless of which party wants to pay for what. Welcome to the human race, Senator.]

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) said President Donald Trump wants “to use the American taxpayer like an ATM machine” to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Partial  transcript as follows:

BRENNAN: Your colleague Senator Shelby said negotiations are at an impasse and they need to find out what Democrats want and when. As the Democrat here what can you explain?

TESTER: … The problem is-is- is that the president has one point three billion dollars from last year for- for border security, actually $21 billion for border security, one point three for the wall that he has spent very, very little of that.

BRENNAN: He says needs more.

TESTER: Yeah. … if the president wants to continue to take a campaign promise that he made, which was to have Mexico pay for a wall and say no the rules have changed now we’re still going to build a wall but we’re going to have the American taxpayer pay for it we’re going to use the American taxpayer like an ATM machine. That’s not the right direction to go.

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