What is the fate of Donald Trump’s border wall?

Pundits have speculated how Trump will handle his promise to build a wall for the Mexican border with passing a bill to fund the government for the rest of the year.

Rush Limbaugh gave a major warning to Trump about what is going to happen.

Limbaugh kicked off a recent show by discussing the news that Trump was prepared to punt the fight over the border wall to September.

He was not happy.

He noted that Democrats threatened to shut down the government rather than fund one dime for Trump’s wall.

Limbaugh believes if Trump doesn’t push for the wall funding now, it will show Democrats their threats work.

According to the transcript from his show:

“RUSH: I’m not happy to have to pass this on. I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case. But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico.

The Democrats are threatening a government shutdown. It’s the same old same old, and I was hoping that Trump would throw this shutdown thing right back in their face and have everybody realize they’re the ones engineering these shutdowns that nobody would notice anyway unless a big hullabaloo was made about it. The Democrats seem to have successfully used this stupid, silly threat of a government shutdown to get their way. What Trump is saying is if we need to get this done, then I’ll delay the spending on the wall until September. And it’s just a measly billion dollars.

But the problem here, folks, is one of politics. If this happens, if Trump does cave — and I use the word “cave” guardedly. Trump, I’m sure, does not ever think he caves on anything. But outward appearances are what they are. And the bottom line is that, if he is willing to withdraw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars for the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown, then the Democrats will have just learned that this threat works on Trump, too, not just all the other Republicans.”

Republican leadership in Congress has been telling Trump to delay the fight for wall funding until September when they work to pass a fiscal year 2018 budget.

But now that Democrats have seen they can threaten a government shutdown and force Trump to back off from the wall, they will repeat the same tactic in September.

The wall was Trump’s number one campaign promise.

He won the GOP nomination because he was an anti-establishment candidate who took a tough line on illegal immigration.

Failing to build the wall could severely damage Trump’s political prospects.

But there have been whispers that Congressional Republicans never intended to fight for Trump’s wall.

Republican leadership is a puppet for their business community donors who want an endless flow of cheap labor into America.

Conservatives point out that they stood by Trump’s side through every media manufactured controversy and every attempt by the establishment to torpedo his campaign.

The border wall was a promise and Trump should fight for it.

A government shutdown has never hurt the GOP politically.

They gained two Senate seats in the 1996 election after two government shutdowns, and they owned eight Senate seats and expanded their house majority in 2014 after the 2013 government shutdown.

Trump could take a stand on the wall and win funding for top priority and score a political victory.

But will establishment Republicans in Congress continue to lie to him?