President Trump Meets With Members of Congress Discussing Multiple Issues…

Earlier today President Trump met with members of the republican deception caucus in the cabinet room.  The Decepticon Caucus are funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and their President Tom Donohue.  Within the discussion the Decepticons fight for open-ended immigration and trade deals to benefit Wall Street and the multinationals.

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[Transcript] Cabinet Room – 11:44 A.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, everybody. I’ll be leaving for Minnesota today. We have two stops; one a very big one, and it will be a lot of fun. I know a lot of you are going with us, so that will be interesting.

We’re meeting right now on immigration. And we are very strong at the border, we’re very strong on security. We want security for our country. The Republicans want security and insist on security for our country, and we will have that. At the same time, we have compassion. We want to keep families together; it’s very important. I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that. And the people in this room want to do that, and they’re working on various pieces of legislation to get it done. But I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive but ultimately will be matched by legislation, I’m sure.

We’re having a lot of problems with Democrats. They dont want to vote for anything. They don’t care about lack of security. They really would like to have open borders, where anybody in the world can just flow in, including from the Middle East. From — anybody, anywhere, they can just flow into our country. Tremendous problems with that. Tremendous crime caused by that. We’re just not going to do it.

I do want to say that because we’re all so busy, and I just mentioned to the congressmen and the senators in the room, that we are going to cancel and postpone tomorrow’s Congressional Picnic. We have a Congressional Picnic tomorrow. And I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, you know, it doesnt feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on — doing something very important. We have many things that are important. We’re talking about trade. We’re talking about many, many things. But it didnt feel exactly right to me.

So we will be officially postponing the Congressional Picnic for tomorrow. We’ll make it another time when things are going extremely well. And they are going, for the country, extremely well.

We have record-setting numbers in every way economically, but we want to solve this immigration problem, which is going on for 40 years, more. It’s been going on forever. And we want to see if we can solve it. So we are cancelling or postponing the Congressional Picnic tomorrow.

Would anybody in the room have any question or a statement that you’d like to make while the press is here? Anybody? Anybody?

SENATOR SULLIVAN: I’ll say one, Mr. President. On the issue of immigration, trade, and investment, these are all areas where Congress has a lot of authority under the Constitution, and you have authority; the executive branch has authority under the Constitution. And I think that’s why meetings like this are really important, bringing the leadership on both sides together because of important issues.

So appreciate the opportunity to let you see our views, hear our views on these issues, where we share authority on important matters. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: And we all very much have the same views. We want to keep family together; at the same time, we have to be strong on the border. Otherwise, you’ll have millions of people coming up — not thousands, like we have now; you’ll have millions of people flowing up and just overtaking the country. And we’re not letting that happen.

So we have to be very strong on the border, but, at the same time, we want to be very compassionate.

Yes. Lamar.

REPRESENTATIVE SMITH: Mr. President, thanks for having us. I think what Dan said was good. We really have — on the issues, on trade, on immigration — we have a partnership under the Constitution. We have some authority; the President has some authority. We need to work together.

I was thinking this morning, when we look at President Nixon’s portrait in the White House, we think that he did the unexpected and he went to China, because he could do that; he was in a position to do it. And President Reagan did the unexpected. He went to the Berlin Wall and Moscow.

And when we were here a year ago, I think I suggested to you that immigration, which has bedeviled us for 40 years, as you’ve said — I believe you can — you’re the President who can help us solve the immigration problem with your leadership. You may be able to do for immigration what Nixon did for China and Reagan did for the Soviet Union. And a lot of us would like to work with you on that.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Lamar, very much.

We need the Democrats’ support, because we need their votes. It’s very simple. You know, people say we have a majority. Well, we have a one majority in the Senate. We need 60. Unfortunately, we don’t go with the majority; we go with 60. Someday, somebody will explain why, but that’s the way it is. We have — we need 60 votes; we have 51 votes at the most. So we need Democrat votes in order to do it, otherwise you can’t do it.

Tom, you were going to say something? Tom Cotton.

SENATOR COTTON: I think it’s very important that we protect our border. We cannot allow a child to be a “get out of jail free” card and a “get into the U.S. free” ticket.

But at the same time, as you’ve said, as we’ve all said, we’d like to keep families together, keep them together at the border for the orderly and timely processing of the adults immigration claim. If it’s a lawful, legitimate claim, we can admit the family into the country. If not, they’ll have to go back to their home country.

I’m glad you’re looking for a solution for that. I know that we, in Congress, are working on legislation that will allow our hardworking Border Patrol agents to keep families together at the border while we process their claims in a timely fashion.

THE PRESIDENT: You’re right. And you bring up something that I have to say. Our Border Patrol agents and our ICE agents have done one great job. ICE is throwing — we’re throwing, by the thousands, MS-13. They come into the country. We’re liberating towns on Long Island and other places. We’re throwing them out by the thousands. But we need laws that don’t allow them to come back in.

Mac, you’ve been very involved in this issue. Do you have anything to say?

REPRESENTATIVE THORNBERRY: Well, Mr. President, there are a number of issues that we’re going to be able to discuss today that touch on our country’s national security. And certainly, controlling who and what comes across our border is an element of national security, as we do the compassionate thing with families.

And I look forward to working with you to further strengthen our military. Together, we have turned around a declining situation. But that’s also part of what we need to do together. In fact, to Lamar’s point about we both have responsibilities, we can do more together.

THE PRESIDENT: I will say, with all of the numbers that you see, if we weren’t strong on the border, you’d have hundreds of thousands of people pouring through the border. They’d just be pouring through, and the country would not be the country anymore.

Lindsey?

SENATOR GRAHAM: We’ve got a big massive mess that’s been going on for decades, and we’re all going to fix it one day, I hope. But we got a specific problem that puts the country in a dilemma. Here’s your dilemma and was President Obama’s dilemma, and our dilemma: If a family shows up at the border and we let the family go into the country, and say please come back for your hearing, about 80 percent of the time the adults never show up for the hearing. I think most Americans feel like that is bad; it will create a third wave of illegal immigration.

I want to be fair to people who came here under the old system, but I don’t want to create incentives to create a third wave.

The other choice is, is if you detain the parents who broke the law, under the Flores decision you have to break the family up. So there’s a 1997 Supreme Court case that we’ve got to deal with.

So I would urge my Democratic friends to see if we can find a way to keep families together, have a legislative fix of the Flores decision, and argue about the other things later.

Because right now, Mr. President, you’re in a real bind. If you detain the adults, the law requires the children to be separated. If you let the adults into the country, they’d never show up. It seems to me that we want to keep the family together and have the parents show up for their day in court.

To Senator Schumer: I know there’s a lot we don’t agree on, but surely to goodness we can fix this court decision, because the country is in a bad spot, not just you.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, Lindsey, the dilemma is that if you’re weak — if you’re weak, which people would like you to be — if you’re really, really pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people. And if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart. That’s a tough dilemma. Perhaps I’d rather be strong, but that’s a tough dilemma.

SENATOR JOHNSON: Mr. President —

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, go ahead, Ron.

SENATOR JOHNSON: In our community, homeland security, we’ve held 30 hearings on border security. And you know how much I like data. And, you know, Senator Graham mentioned the fact that we have these incentives. There’s nothing compassionate, by the way, of enticing people to take a very dangerous journey on a train they call “the beast,” or through the desert. We’ve seen the pictures of dead — desiccated bodies in the desert. There’s nothing compassionate about that.

But here’s what’s happened since 2012, since DACA. Just to talk about unaccompanied children: Prior to that, somewhere between 3,000 or 4,000 unaccompanied children from Central America came into this country. Then DACA was instituted in 2012, and that problem skyrocketed. The numbers on it — about 225,000 unaccompanied children, just from Central America; about almost half a million family members. So we’ve got another 750,000 individuals — very sympathetic — that we’re just incentivizing for coming. And we have to stop those incentives.

Our goal of our policy should be to reduce the flow of people incentivized to come to this country, and that’s what strong enforcement actually does.

THE PRESIDENT: So just so everybody knows, this deal was just about done. We had a deal signed. President Obama signed DACA. When he signed it, he said, I’m really not allowed to sign this, and I’m going to sign it anyway. But he actually said, I’m not allowed to sign this, never going to hold up. And they got a judge who held it up, and they got another one who held it up. Then we had a couple that turned it down, and it’s going to be a Supreme Court issue.

But before it was held up, everyone assumed that the DACA would not be held up. But we had a deal with the Democrats. It was a deal that everybody agreed to. It was $25 billion. We were going to build a wall. We would take care of many, many different things, including loopholes. And it was all done, except when this judge ruled in favor of DACA, meaning that it could continue until we get to the Supreme Court, all of a sudden, they weren’t there anymore. And that’s what happened, and that’s why we’re in this mess — because we had a couple of court decisions, which is going to force an issue to the Supreme Court that shouldn’t be forced to the Supreme Court.

Yes, John.

SENATOR HOEVEN: Thanks for inviting up on these important issues, and for having this important discussion certainly on immigration, but also on trade. And the context that I want to make sure we talk about is, we’ve made incredible progress on tax relief, we’ve made tremendous progress on regulatory relief, and it’s reflected in our economy. Now, if we can do the same thing on trade, think what that means for our country in terms of economic growth, in terms of jobs, in terms of getting wages moving higher, and the impact that has for all Americans.

So we have to look at in that context. When we talk about trade, it’s on top of tax relief, regulatory relief. And now, if we can get the right policies in place on trade, think what that means for our country.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, were doing very well on trade, I will say. We’ve been really hurt as a country on trade, for many years. Despite bad trade deals, we’re doing very well. And now we’re making very good trade deals. Well, you’ll be seeing that. They’ll be announced pretty rapidly. We already have a couple that are made. But we’re making great trade deals.

And honestly, we need people coming into our country. You know, we have a lot of companies coming into our country: Chrysler just announced. We have Foxconn is going up to Wisconsin, as you know, and a great company. They make the Apple iPhones and laptops and — unbelievable company. We need people. We need people that work for these companies because they’re coming in at a number that nobody ever thought possible.

So we want people to come into our country, but I think I can speak for everybody at the table: We want them to come in based on merit. We want great people that will be great for our country. And we want them to come in based on merit. We’re going to need those people because we have so many companies coming to the country.

John, you were going to say something?

SENATOR CORNYN: Mr. President, to your point, America is the most generous country in the world when it comes to legal immigration. And I think we ought to draw a very clear line between legal immigration that benefits our country —

THE PRESIDENT: Right, absolutely.

SENATOR CORNYN: — and illegal immigration, which is a threat to public safety.

I just wanted to make the one point. I agree with what Tom Cotton and others have said, what you’ve said, about being able to enforce the law and keep families together. It’s not a mutually exclusive choice. We can do both. And I’m confident we will achieve that goal.

But I just want to point out that, coming from a border state, like Mac and I do, the border — the illegality along the border is a complex problem because it is — as somebody pointed out, it’s “commodity agnostic.” In other words, they said it’s people, it’s drugs, it’s weapons. And you talk about an opioid crisis in the United States — it’s not just prescription drugs; it’s heroin that comes from Mexico.

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

SENATOR CORNYN: So this is a very complex situation. We need law and order along the border. Everybody agrees with that. We need to be compassionate in the way we handle these families. But it’s important to remember that larger context, because the cartels and the criminal organizations that benefit from this, they’re just making a lot of money and keeping this situation very dangerous for everybody involved.

THE PRESIDENT: And, John, in many ways, they’re using the children and always — they’re using the children as a ticket to getting into the country.

SENATOR CORNYN: Absolutely.

THE PRESIDENT: And we have to remember that. You know, there’s a number of the 12,000 children; 2,000 are with the parents, and 10,000 came up with some really horrible people, in some cases. You have the coyotes, you have the traffickers — the human traffickers — not only drug traffickers, but you have the human traffickers. And they use these children as passports to get into the country. So we have to work on that, too. It’s a very complex issue.

It has been going on — you shouldn’t feel guilty, because it’s been going on for many, many years. Many, many decades. But we’re going to solve that, along with a lot of other problems that we’ve already solved. We’re doing well at solving problems.

You know, when I became President, we had North Korea; we had the Iran deal, which was no good; we had lots of problems with trade and bad trade deals. There are a lot of things that we’ve solved and we’re solving that, in theory, I shouldn’t have had to solve. These are things that should have been solved for a long time. Even on trade.

We should have never allowed our past leaders — should have never allowed China to get to a point where there’s a $500 billion trade deficit with the United States. When they went up, we should have gone up. We should have gone up together — not where you allowed one to get so far ahead. And that includes the European Union and it includes many others. Shouldn’t have happened.

So we came at a time where there were plenty of problems to solve, and one of the big problems is immigration. And I hope that within not too long a distance — and I mean beyond just one problem of immigration. You can mention the word “comprehensive,” or you dont have to use it. A lot of politicians don’t like the word “comprehensive immigration reform.” But I really think we have an opportunity to redo the whole immigration picture, and that’s what I’m looking to do, ultimately. But right now, we want to fix this problem and I think we’ll be able to do that.

Does anybody else — David, do you want to say something?

SENATOR PERDUE: Well, Mr. President, the last year and a half has shown an absolute turnaround in this economy. I mean, we were faced with eight years of 1.9 percent economic growth. We focused on, as John said, regulation, energy, taxes. This year, we’ve put a Dodd-Frank bill — a bipartisan bill, and we freed up a couple trillion dollars.

And what this administration has done is freed up $6 trillion to go back into the economy. This is real jobs — 3.5 million new jobs, 870 regulations reversed. This economy is moving. The rest of world is paying attention.

NATO has doubled their investment in terms of their military spending. We have a new free trade agreement with Korea. We’re heading in the right direction. I just hope that we can focus on the priorities right now, within this trade equation, to get equal access. It’s not right and Alibaba can do cloud computing in the U.S., and Google can’t do cloud computing in China. And that’s what this is all about.

We’ve reduced global poverty by two-thirds in the last 40 years, while poverty in the United States has remained flat. That’s not right. And this is moving to change that.

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. Jim?

SENATOR INHOFE: I appreciate the fact that you call attention to what’s really happening now with the economy, due to two things: the tax bill and the regulations. You know, we’re killing people with the regulations. But what hasn’t been said around this table, and I’m surprised, the biggest accomplishment from your administration is what you’ve done with the military.

You succeeded a President who had a policy that said you can’t do anything with sequestration, with the military, unless you do it with the non-defense. And we changed that. We had to vote for a lousy budget bill to do it, but nonetheless, it is changed. We’ve broken parity, and we’re now rebuilding our military.

THE PRESIDENT: It’s true. The military is really incredible. We’re ordering new planes, new ships — all jobs too. You know, jobs, I would say, in this case is a far second. But we’re going to have a military like we’ve never had before, and it’s great. $700 billion approved and $716 [billion]. And in that budget, $6 billion for opioid. That’s an important thing, too.

So a lot of progress is being made.

Mike, did you have something to say? Mike Pence?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Yes. Thank you, Mr. President. And I just — I know I speak for the President when I express the gratitude of this administration for the support of the members of the Senate and the House that are gathered around here. You’ve delivered for the American people on national security and rebuilding our military; on tax cuts and regulatory reform, restoring our economy.

But what the President reiterated again yesterday, and he has said every day from when he sought this office, is we have a crisis of illegal immigration. And as the President made clear, we don’t want families to be separated. We don’t want children taken away from parents. But right now, under the law — and we sit with these lawmakers — we only have two choices before us: Number one is, don’t prosecute people who come into our country illegally, or prosecute them and then, under court cases and the law, they have to be separated from their children.

What I want to be clear about is we’re calling on these lawmakers, Mr. President, not just to solve this problem in a way that affirms our commitment to law and order and compassion, which we can do. And there are proposals in the Senate and proposals in the House to do that. But the President’s vision, articulated in his State of the Union address, was let’s solve the whole problem. Let’s build a wall, let’s close the loopholes, let’s solve the problem for 1.8 million people that were brought into this country through no fault of their own, and let’s deal with law and order and compassion with this issue of family separation at our borders.

And I would say, with great respect to the members of Congress, as the House considers legislation tomorrow and the Senate is considering legislation, the President has postponed the Congressional Picnic — we’re calling on Congress to act. Let’s roll our sleeves up, let’s work the whole problem. Let’s end this crisis of illegal immigration.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Does anybody else have anything to say? Because I think we’re pretty much — yes, Adam.

REPRESENTATIVE KINZINGER: Mr. President, thank you. And just from the House perspective, I want to say — and as a still-currently serving Guard member — you’re my Commander-in-Chief — there has been a marked difference in the security and the good feelings in the military. They understand that we’re investing in them again, even though we’re asking them to do a lot.

And secondly, security plays a big role. So that includes border security. And the bill that we’re going to bring up, and hopefully pass in the House this week, fully funds the border and takes care of all these issues. And I hope the House can pass it. And I wish Democrats would join us, because frankly, it’s a lot of stuff in there that they like, too. It’s an 80 percent issue. Unfortunately, I think they like the politics of this a little better.

And I also want to say, we really wish you didn’t take Secretary Pompeo from the House, because he did a great job. (Laughter.) He’s doing a great job.

THE PRESIDENT: He’s doing a great job. He is doing a great job. Thank you, Adam, very much. Appreciate it.

Anybody over here? Yes.

REPRESENTATIVE CHENEY: Thank you, Mr. President. I want to echo particularly what Chairman Thornberry and Senator Inhofe said in terms of the change that we’ve seen — and Adam as well — the change we’ve seen in terms of resources for the military. We got to make sure we don’t have another CR for the military.

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

REPRESENTATIVE CHENEY: And we are working hard in the House. We’re hopeful we’re going to pass defense appropriations bill next week in the House. And we need to make sure that that gets taken up and passed in the Senate, and that we don’t give you another omnibus-type bill —

THE PRESIDENT: Please. Please, that would be very nice.

REPRESENTATIVE CHENEY: — that we get a straight defense appropriations bill passed and taken up. And that will be critically important to continue the work you’ve done to rebuild the military.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Liz. And say hello to your father, please.

REPRESENTATIVE CHENEY: Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Great guy.

PARTICIPANT: Can you tell Adam to shave — (laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: He looks good. Handsome guy.

So thank you all very much. We appreciate it.

Q Mr. President, are you supporting (inaudible) to keep families together? (Inaudible) executive order?

THE PRESIDENT: We are. We’re looking to keep families together. It’s very important.

Q Are you signing an executive order?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going to be signing an executive order. We’re going to also count on Congress, obviously. But we are signing an executive order in a little while. We’re going to keep families together, but we still have to maintain toughness, or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don’t stand for, that we don’t want.

So I’m going to be signing an executive order in a little while before I go to Minnesota. But at the same time, I think you have to understand: We’re keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong. We will be overrun with crime and with people that should not be in our country.

Q Will you accept a standalone bill addressing the family separation issue?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going to see what happens.

Q Mr. President, did the images of those young children at the border change your mind on this?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. They affect everybody. Those images affect everybody. But I have to say that you have double standards. You have people that want absolute security and safety, and you have people that do look at the children. And then you have people like me, and I think most of the people in this room, that want both. We want the heart, but we also want strong borders, and we want no crime.

We don’t want crime in this country. We don’t want people coming in. We don’t want people coming in from the Middle East through our border, using children to get through the lines. We don’t want that. We’re doing too good a job to allow that to happen. So we’re not going to allow that to happen.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Nothing. This has been going on for — when you say what took long — this has been going on for 50 years, longer. This has been going on under President Obama, under President Bush. This has been going on for many, many years. We’re going to see if we can solve it. This is not something that happened just now.

You look at the images from 2014. I was watching this morning, and they were showing images from 2014. They blow away what we’re looking at today. And that was not during this; that was during the Obama administration. I saw images that were horrible. And you know the ones I’m talking about because I’m sure you all saw them too.

We are going to see if we can solve the immigration problem like we’ve solved so many other problems. And I think we’ll get it done.

Thank you very much.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: North Korea is doing great. North Korea is doing great. North Korea is doing great.

Q (Inaudible) for North Korea?

THE PRESIDENT: No, no, no. North Korea itself is doing really well.

Thank you very much. Good job, Sarah.

END 12:10 P.M. EDT

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145 Responses to President Trump Meets With Members of Congress Discussing Multiple Issues…

  1. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Canceling the Congressional Picnic is PURE TRUMP INTUITIVE WINNING. He has a sixth sense for what to do. BOOM.

    Liked by 29 people

    • ledygrey says:

      Yessiree, brilliant, what a wonderful President…

      Liked by 9 people

      • Critical Mass says:

        He’s setting the terms and calling the shots. And broadcasting the discussion in public view so they can’t undermine it by doing back room deals.

        Liked by 14 people

          • Critical Mass says:

            Thanks. Was hoping I was on the right track. Have never taken much of an interest in politics before, and didn’t really understand the inner workings. However, the blitzkrieg by the open borders lobby this week was so ugly and disturbing it shocked me into trying to get a grip of what was going on. Having read and researched as much as I could this week, it’s been a revelation of the dark and weaselly forces at work.

            My trip into the dark side was guided by Sundance and some of the wonderful commentators on this site. What a good thing it is you do for the public. At least now I know how to pick the jackals from the decent congressmen. And most of them in that room were the jackals.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Critical Mass, the problem is the Congress who think they know better than we the people who have been loud and vocal in NO letting anyone come across our border so save money and time by blocking them coming in at all. Why are our taxes supporting other countries’s people who are coming not from a life they have always had in their countries and never fought or try to change their governments. At the border they must be turned back whether a child or a family, If a family, then the whole family is shoved back over the border to Mexico and no one can complain about separation of parents and children. We will save our taxes supporting caring for these children (far better than Obama and no one complained then, did they?) and courts and judges and as usual the parent/parents just disappear into our country. This is asking for asylum because nothing has ever changed in their lives in their home country. No, here getting freebies on our taxes. I have no empathy or sympathy. DO NOT LET anyone over either border, thank you. Those who say we must take care of children or families who are aliens/illegals/invaders on our soil, PERIOD. If those who want them, then adopt them and take them into you home and support them. We are not going to continue to care for another country’s people. We cannot afford and we could save this money and get the WALL built. So remove all DACA/foreign dreamers/anchor babies/all families as they all know they are illegals because criminally they are protecting the illegal(s) in their family. Enough with compassion and let’s get more rational in protecting America and we, its citizens!

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    • Gil says:

      Well if theyre so worried about the children, that money is already spent on them. In fact, any perks for congress should be cut off indefinitely 100% because they are sooooo worried about these poor kids. I mean, “someone” has to pay right?

      Liked by 8 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        I like this plan. Trump can double the “contribution” from the Democrats, because they “care” more! 😉

        Liked by 8 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        Gil, the people we hired to represent want us to waste/spend our money and not theirs. I think using their salaries to pay for invaders on our soil is a great idea. Or let them adopt the invaders and raise them in their own homes. This won’t happen because they want to continue to get big donor dollars to do the dirty on we, their employers, so time for us to wake up and smell the coffee and let our Congress members be informed we are the People and Government here and you are mere employees who can be be impeached and removed and NEVER EVER ANY lifetime benefits to go with you. We have had enough of being raped/robbed by you and I am referring to 95% in Congress in the 2 parties in 1 who need to drained from that swamp!

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    • Pam says:

      He certainly does. He’s a brilliant man.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sunshine says:

      Like.

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  2. Johnny says:

    Hold the Line Mr President.
    You are making us very proud we got on the Trump Train

    Liked by 20 people

  3. Ellie says:

    So glad he cancelled the picnic.

    The press would’ve had a FIELD DAY with that against the backdrop of the media’s narrative of the poor migrant children.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. Suite D says:

    If you go into the woods today you better go in disguise. If you go into the woods today you’re in for a big surprise. Because every Rino that ever there was is sure to be there for certain because today’s the day the Rinos have their picnic. Or not.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. daughnworks247 says:

    Cancelled the picnic = good. You can’t go to the pool until you finish mowing the lawn. Get to work Congress.

    Liked by 19 people

  6. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Herding that noisy bunch of 3rd Graders (the Press) out of the room at the end of the meeting must have been fun. Why bother allowing those ungrateful pretend journalists to attend? M A G A

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Howzie says:

    CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
    § 2385. Advocating Overthrow of Government.
    http://totallyhistory.com/smith-act-of-1940/

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  8. The Boss says:

    I and Mrs. Boss watched a lot of this Live, and I’m glad I could see the parts I missed. The first thing that struck me was how the CofC whores were making statements on TV that were counter to the instructions of the Main Pimp, Tom Donohue. The second thing was how calm President Trump came across.

    Mrs. Boss’ take…She thinks Trump’s got something up his sleeve. Her instincts are good. Probably better than mine. She is a retired US Treasury gunslinger, and has dealt with all kinds of loser criminals and security issues (without political bias, let alone even an interest in politics). If I can pry anything else out of her, I’ll post later.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I agree. Trump has the leftist plotters plotting within HIS plan. But I’m still not exactly sure what he’s got planned.

      Liked by 4 people

      • The Boss says:

        I wish I could read people like Mrs. Boss does. She’s always right. (PLEASE don’t tell her I said that)!!!

        Liked by 6 people

        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          LOL! Yeah, I got one of them, too! 😉

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        • jrapdx says:

          Having a “Mrs. Boss” myself, I’ll say with great confidence Mrs. Boss knows she’s right and doesn’t require anyone’s confirmation. It matters not whether anyone tells her you acknowledged her rightness because she knows that you know it, the fact being self-evident.

          If one Mrs. Boss is at all like another, I suspect our straightforward admission of her superiority in powers of intuition gives benefit to us partners. Like PT advises, owning the downside of a situation frees up the power to accomplish what we aim for. A sharp cookie like Mrs. Boss wouldn’t stick with Mr. Boss unless he had a heck of a lot to offer.

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          • piper567 says:

            jrap, the President once said, very early on in his presidency, in reply to some snarky comment ab Ivanka being in some meeting or other, that she was there bc of her instincts ab people…she was better than he is.
            That’s the last time I spent any time wondering ab Ivanka.

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            • jrapdx says:

              Coming from PT, his comments about Ivanka are high praise indeed. Between the two of them no one will ever get away with anything!

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        You have to vote for it to see it. /sarc

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      • AZ18 says:

        He was watching everyone like a hawk. Been trying to recall hearing VP Pence speak so unscripted. Just seemed odd to me.

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        • lol, seems to me Pence says pretty much the same thing every time he speaks at these type of functions

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          • piper567 says:

            Pence is a follower, not a Leader.
            He’s a Good Follower, but he’s a follower.
            I don’t dislike him as some here do, but he is not imaginative or visionary.
            Any thought of him succeeding Trump should, imo, be squashed.
            By the time Trump’s terms are over, the meaning of the word Leader will be somewhat modified in the minds of many Americans.
            just a hunch.

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    • Golfbro11 says:

      2020 is going to be a nightmare for whomever comes out of the DNC primary. They have thrown so much at President Trump, their cannons will be dry by then. I mean I’m sure we will get a bunch of tired reprisals, but I think it will be like the boy who cried wolf for pretty much everyone but the Die Hard Leftists by that point. I say this because as they fire all their rounds I get the sense that President Trump is quietly preparing a series of MOABS to drop on them along the way to winning in 2018 and 2020.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Also have a hunch something’s up his sleeve; Hoping the President expands on this at tonight’s rally. Still haven’t seen anything posted showing the actual text of the Ex. Order that he signed today.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      The Boss, the beauty of our President is that he has planned well ahead of time what to do. He just likes to let them rant and rave and get a better feeling for who he will further confound and watch them lose whether democrat or republican. They don’t represent us on the whole, so let them suffer. By the way, the beautiful steaks grilled a day ahead? Why? In any case share them with the WH staff, cooks and any over that to Vets and their families. Why waste money as non-representatives when the others will be more than grateful for the food and attention as it should be done.

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    • Cow wow says:

      @The Boss, LOL!!!!!

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    • Critical Mass says:

      Two thoughts about what he’s had up his sleeve:
      1. He’s had advance warning of a public revelation of some scandal. either about Obama or human trafficking which will take the wind out of their sails
      2. He’s had a strategy ready since April 6 2018, when Sessions first released a memo detailing the Zero Tolerance policy relating to illegal immigrants. This involved appearing to make it look as if he had been backed into a corner on the separation issue. In the meantime, extra judges have been notified that they may be on call, and have possibly been hired already. He signs the order appearing to cave in and keep children and parents together. That means they are all in one spot, so that their applications can all be processed quickly by judges. Then they’re deported in one fell swoop. Open borders can’t squawk because children and parents are together. This makes it look as if he was forced into it by the Dems and RINO’s. Bingo! Neat and final.

      Sounds complicated, but it’s not. It’s based on the way dams, channels and nets are placed to catch eels. Build a dam confining the eels, place channels so that the eels are directed to flow in a narrow space. Make sure the channels have no holes or breaks to provide an escape route. Sluice the eels to a tightly woven net, release a trap door. And you’ve netted a whole lot together. Can’t wriggle out of that one.

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      • Theresa Keys says:

        Excellent anology. And useful should I ever wish to catch eels

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        • Critical Mass says:

          It comes from the Australian Aborigines in Western Victoria. From memory some of the channels are still there.

          Hope I never have to catch eels to survive – can’t stand the thought of it. It would be like being forced to listen to Hillary speak for an hour.

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          • AZ18 says:

            Think something is brewing. The 302s being modified is beginning to seep into MSM. Mark Meadows outing the 2 redacted FBI names at yesterday’s hearing was very interesting. He appeared to be angry and not at Horowitz. Today, the was a short clip of Paul Ryan and Kevin on the Congressional floor poking each other in the chest. Others were watching. ABC putting up that stupid Manafort banner. Been a strange 24 hours.

            Not sure if any of this will mean anything

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            • Critical Mass says:

              Thanks – yes it does mean something. Been a strange week. Notice also that Trump doesn’t appear at all rattled or annoyed. He has something up his sleeve. Could be very wrong, but his demeanor is like that of a boxer before he goes into the ring.

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  9. Jeff Webb says:

    Republican deception caucus Haha!

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  10. L4grasshopper says:

    Of all the statement made by the Congress Critters, I must say that Lindsey Graham’s was the most clear perspective on the dilemma Trump faces. I think his approach is the best available if you want to avoid letting the hordes in but keep families together. Right now the law, if observed correctly, does not allow this — one can either keep the hordes out, but separate, or keep the families together but allow them to blend into the country.

    And the Left is in no frame of mind to fix it.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      L4grasshopper, best to return them as a whole family back over the border to Mexico as we cannot afford our taxes being wasted or allowing them to enter and live on our welfare. They come from many countries so go back there and fight as our Founding Fathers, businessmen and farmers fought for America as a Republic of freedom and rights. If our elected/hired creeps in Congress don’t start doing what we want, then they must be removed so we no longer have blocked President or us. The 2 parties in 1 of about 95% just care for their pockets and not ours. This means they are an insurgent group and need to impeached/off to prison and in many cases to the gallows.

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  11. Bob says:

    Let the people know that PDJT is fixing an Obama law….just to piss off the ding bats…RINO’s excluded…..they don’t like the truth.

    The left has found a issue that tugs at the hart of Americans….hopefully they have figured out that the whole mess with the kids is just a ploy for the up coming election. So stop the foolish bitching and gather up the illegals daily and send them back across the border.

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  12. Psycho Monkee says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to have an off-the-record casual soda with President Trump and understand what he REALLY thinks of these back stabbing, lazy incompetent deceivers? Mr. Trump is sitting there listening to them brown nose how “hard they work”. Yeah, right CONgressional members. We The People have watched this stitch for 17 months and we’re up to speed on their fools game.

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    • Psycho Monkee says:

      * shtick

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Psycho, I sure would like a job of just a few weeks a year at a great salary and benefits but ain’t gonna happen. But! we can remove them and let them flounder in the real world. They need us but we do not need them when they don’t represent us and are always blocking Trump and us to MAGA. They have proven they are against our Constitution and Bill of Rights and think they are the bosses. NOT!

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  13. thedoc00 says:

    So where was the discussion from these people about using the Nuclear Option in the Senate where allowed by the Constitution?? Being too kind calling these people “decepticons”.

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  14. Elric VIII says:

    Build the damn wall. Stop illegal aliens from crossing the border. When an illegal alien is found in the U.S. send them back immediately, regardless of their age. Make E-Verify mandatory.

    Liked by 7 people

    • You betcha “E the Eighth” – its time for Congress to have a movement or get off the pot!

      Liked by 1 person

    • booger71 says:

      E Verify will only work if when employers are caught paying illegals off the clock, the CEO’s and Human Resource Mgrs, are jailed for a felony.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Not just the high muckey-mucks, but everyone down the chain to the mangler that hired them…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Carrie2 says:

        booger71, well thanks to ICE this is happening as they enter businesses and remove the invaders and then the company is facing a lot of bad karma for hiring and hiding them. I love ICE and the good work they are doing. Now have the Border Guards shoot over the heads of those who think they can come here with the flimsy excuse of “asylum” and we are are continuing suckers accepting that lie. No. shoot over their heads and if they persist, do as Mexico does, shoot them wherever and shove to the Mexican side to find care (which is not easy in Mexico nor other countries from whence they come). We are no longer saps!

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Elric, right on! I love ICE now going into businesses and removing thousands of illegals and deporting them out of our country. We have still many, many millions here adding nothing to America. Stop any and all at the border and turn them around and send back over border to Mexico and let Mexico take care of them or whatever. We owe them nothing! They are lying say “asylum” when it is strictly invasion for freebies, etc. Thanks to the democrats, they think they can get away with this. NO MORE! No need to separate child/children from parents (or non-parent(s), and waste our taxes on bedding them, on courts and judges. They have no rights so why in our courts? Turn them around and let them make shift in Mexico!

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  15. StanH says:

    Stick with Mr. Trump, he’s got this.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Sunshine says:

    Gee, I’m so confused. Are these or are these not “sh*thole countries”? Does it depend on the outrage of the day? Is every country in that category so long as one of its citizens wants to sneak across the border? Is it a sh*thole country if millions of foreigners vacation there every year, and thousands retire there?
    How do people allegedly so poor pull together tens of thousands of dollars to get smuggled across the border? To pay for birth control in case of rape on the journey?
    This entire thing is a scam.

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  17. Liked by 11 people

    • ledygrey says:

      Gosh, did he really just tweet that video out? Absolutely brilliant.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Landslide says:

      Excellent!!!! 👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸 I envision Stephen Miller, Brad Parscale, and crew laughing as they think of the most effective ways to fight back and help our great President! Keep up the truth bombs, gentleman!!

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      • piper567 says:

        Landslide, yep! itsa great Picture.
        I am really cranked that Parscale is within the ranks. I cannot help but think Parscale and Miller hit it off…they are both brilliant, articulate…and #produce!!
        No BS

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  18. Publius2016 says:

    Why did it seem President Trump took pleasure in saying: “pathetically weak” to Grahamnesty??

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  19. This EO is BRILLIANT [reposted from earlier thread]
    • AG Sessions must get a CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COURT to “Keep Alien Families Together”
    … or NOT
    • DoD must build MASSIVE DETENTION FACILITIES for Alien Families
    … ALL ALONG the BORDER
    … tapping that $700 Billion DoD Appropriation
    … forcing Congress to Appropriate the DoD Funding NOW
    … incurring a POTUS Veto and delay if Congress screws with a Clean Appropriation
    • Every OTHER Department and Agency must provide Detention Facilities in the meantime
    … at massive Cost of Conversion
    • HHS must REIMBURSE DoD and other agencies for the facilities
    … Requiring a YUGE Multi-Billion Dollar Supplemental HHS Appropriation

    IMPACT: For EVERY ICE or Border Patrol detention of an Alien
    • ALL of the Alien’s Alien Children get detained with the Alien
    … UNTIL the case is adjudicated
    • WHOLE Alien Families of Children will be detained when ICE catches an Alien
    … in the workplace or ANYWHERE ELSE
    … “ripping” those children from their homes, schools and communities!

    This will YUGELY MULTIPLY Deportations:
    After all, Alien children CANNOT be separated upon the deportation of an Alien Parent

    CONGRATULATIONS, Dems.

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    • BONUS: This authorizes DoD to build the ENTIRE BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE!
      [Apart from the Wall itself]
      • Processing Centers
      • Detention Facilities
      • Medical Facilities
      • Adjudication Facilities
      • Administration Facilities
      • Training Facilities
      • Billeting for ALL Support Staff
      • Connecting Road Networks
      • Power, Water and Sewer Grids

      OVERNIGHT!

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      • Publius2016 says:

        Yes, the EO begins with Homeland Security than to DOJ and then to MILITARY!!! Must be highway rail electric along the border too!

        Liked by 1 person

      • KBR says:

        Gee, if the facilities buildings have one wall that is much much higher than the other three walls…

        And that tall thick (but see thru) wall on each of all those (connecting) buildings happens to sit just inside our border…

        😏

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        BKR, do you have the bullets in chart form with MAGA hat in the top right and KAG hat in the top left? You could send them to the Trumpican Party candidates all over the nation.

        That EO is a total win-win for PDJT. Either hey gets what is in your bullets or the EO goes to court as unconstitutional. Think DACA, President does not have the power to selectively enforce the law. Which as with DACA Congress goes on the hook for cleaning up the “separation of children” issue.

        BTW thinking of DACA, SC should rule on it by 29 Jun last day they are in session.

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      • Dutchman says:

        So, why can’t all these facilities be built side to side, with south wall right on the border. In other words, a f’ing WALL, LOL

        Liked by 2 people

    • BONUS 2.0 after construction of the Wall ends the “surge” of Illegals:
      Plenty of space to incarcerate Antifa and BLM arrested for civil unrest.

      Liked by 1 person

    • BONUS 3.0:
      California Court will have to authorize holding the Alien Children beyond 20 DAYS!
      … You CANNOT rip those children from their families!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        How about a big (Dilbert-Elbonia-izey) catapault to send them ALL back…

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Elbonia-ized…darned keyboard… funny letters on it too, ßüöä€ and stuff like that…

          Oh, and the Dilbert “cheap travel” cannon. As an alternative to the catapaults…

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  20. Ellie says:

    These plotting,immoral, manipulating jackals don’t deserve a picnic.
    They can all go to hell.
    And I’m glad President Trump makes this meeting public.
    He’ll need a good shower after meeting with the swine.

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  21. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    I wonder how many of the children are actually related to the adults with them.
    Are these children being co-opted by adults who want to crossover?
    Are they being separated from their families by neighbors by force, or a price to the families in their home-country?
    The Wall would put a big kink in the smugglers plans to force these kids to cross this dangerous trip.
    The people here making money off the kids through sex trafficking, slave labor, or cheap labor would be shouting very loudly if their cash crop was cutoff.
    I wonder if this is what this shouting was all about?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Another comment here the other day said that only 10-20 percent of the children are accompanied by their parents. The rest make the journey more or less alone!

      So the separation takes place at the southern border of MEXICO, or before.

      Hmm.

      No one complaining about that…

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  22. beaujest says:

    Glad to see Senator Sullivan of Alaska on board !

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  23. simicharmed says:

    “Keep Families Together”…. Prove it! Prove these “Families” are indeed a legitimate family.

    As it is with DACA and all the other illegal alien/amnesty scams…WE cannot verify anything about any of these strangers pouring over the border.

    Every one of these claims are illegitimate unless proof can be obtained! Not to mention – Child trafficking, sex trafficking and amnesty fraud are just a few of the activity-types hidden in this invasion.

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    • BONUS 4.0: President Trump will develop the most powerful and comprehensive BIOMETRIC SYSTEM on the planet to PREVENT ANY ERRORS:
      • In identification of Family Members
      • In identification of NON Family Members
      • In Tracking EVERY SINGLE ILLEGAL entrant
      … to prevent any future entry
      … to alert ICE if later detained by law enforcement
      … to avoid repeat adjudications.

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      • simicharmed says:

        The first offense should be a full biometric booking (prints, blood, DNA, other).

        However, It’s past the point now that we consider (sadly), the use of micro-chipping. The habitual repeat-offender aliens caught invading the Nation clearly need another level of deterrence in these matters.

        When human beings ignore/violate the laws, there is a price to pay for such behavior….we have prisons full of people who do not recognize nor respect lawful behavior.

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        • piper567 says:

          The invaders need to be turned around at the Border.
          The only legitimate entry to USA for asylum seekers is through the Ports of Entry.
          All the rest can go home. Its illegal to cross our borders just because you wish to do so
          In addition, American Embassies are able to assist asylum seekers. The journey to American Embassies cannot possibly more difficult than a trek through the desert.
          I don’t get it; What’s The Problem?

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Buy 23 and Me stock.

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  24. Jeepers Treepers says:

    I would be tempted to do this:

    Present a bill that would let anyone come into this country and have a vote on it. I presume it would fail. If it somehow passed, PDJT would veto it. A vote like this would expose who wants wide open border and is willing to vote for it. Their constituents could decide whether they like that or not.

    For those not willing to vote for it, tell them to shut their pie hole next time they suggest we should be letting everyone in.

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  25. Kaco says:

    I just wish he never brought up the Dreamers to begin with when they were trying to pass the bill that included DACA. Now we’re stuck with them on any legislation. Ugh! is an understatement.

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    • jrapdx says:

      I believe from the beginning that was already on the table, by bringing it up, facing the issue squarely, PT prevented an even worse “amnesty” from being passed by Congress. As PT said all along, given the incompatible positions of varying interests, immigration is a problem without a good solution. No one’s going to get all they want out of a deal on immigration, but maybe we can achieve the most important parts and minimize the damage to the country.

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  26. Cooper45 says:

    Kindness is an admirable quality in a person, but it can also kill or injure the ignorant and gullible and destroy a nation.

    It was obvious that the hate filled, anti Trump, sentimentalized immigration propaganda was temporarily winning when Ainsley Earnhardt was almost in tears, when former 1st ladies expressed their “horrors” and compassion and when the mass hysteria had reached a fever pitch.

    Now that Trump has been forced to contravene the law and sign a Presidential Order to open the border a tad more by not separating families, a mass info campaign should be disseminated, when the madness and hysteria, calms down so the emotionally gullible but well meaning Americans can “possibly” learn a little more about how the very future of their nation is dependent on solving the immigration problem (as well as other issues).

    The population of the USA could be dissolved into an unrecognizable mass if the open borders Dems get their way. Trump’s supporters know he is working tirelessly to solve these problems and that he is a good man but he needs Congress at times and so far on this issue they have failed him and the nation abysmally. (SD has provided detailed reasons why ie corruption..)

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  27. CCP says:

    I really appreciate these transcripts. I can digest this information much more thoroughly and , of course, I can read much faster than watching a video. Thanks to whomever makes these happen

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  28. CountryDoc says:

    He has them.. They’ve all RSVP’d for the picnic. They can’t cancel or come up with an excuse not to come. He gave them an opportunity to vent within his presence, and with the Press there — they were all respectful. This is the issue they are trying to beat him with — about all they have left. If they say negative things now, not in his presence or while they had the opportunity, they will look the fools they are. They all had to be respectful. if they have a better way, they had a beautiful opportunity to share it. They.had.nothing. The options are let everyone in, separate the parents and children, or follow the law and send the children and adults home. His goals are clear. The country is behind closed borders. The only option is to send the adults and children home. If the adults can’t prove they are parents, they don’t get to stay with the children and we all want to take steps to get the children back to their real parents, don’t we?

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  29. MAJA says:

    So now that the progressive left has mustered so much attention onto these kids, who are being used to get illegals into our country, and how awful it is to separate them from their pretend families, how in the world are they going to react when all the child sex enterprises associated with clinton, podesta, and the rest of their sick circle comes out?

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  30. Critical Mass says:

    Something’s Gotta Give

    When an irrepressible force such as Trump
    Meets an old political party machine
    You can bet as sure as you live
    Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give
    Something’s gotta give

    When a wily and knowing old fox such as Trump
    Seems defeated and lets you into his space
    Don’t say no because he’ll insist
    Somewhere, somehow
    Someone’s gonna be pi%%ed

    So en garde who knows what the fox has in store
    From his vast intelligent mind?
    He’ll try hard appearing to listen to you
    But how long can anyone try?

    Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight it with all of your might
    Chances are you’ll squirm but you’ll see the light
    You’ll find out as sure as you live
    Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give
    Something’s gotta give

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  31. Payday says:

    What a great interview of Matt Gaetz by Lou Dobbs. I believe he is the most MAGA member of all of Congress.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. NJF says:

    So is the big protest march off? The one where the liberals said they would be 90 million strong.

    Uggghh and as i type this I just got a news alert about Madcow crying again. SMH

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  33. Michael says:

    “A government is a living organism. Like every living thing its prime characteristic is a blind, unreasoned instinct to survive. You hit it, it will fight back.”

    [Pay attention to politics.] It’s only barely less important than your own heartbeat.”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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  34. dallasdan says:

    The President again enters the chamber of those who conspire against him, and he easily commands the forum. His genuine allies are few, his detractors many, and his enemies dangerous. Fortunately, it is easier to clean the House than it is the Senate, given the time the President has to do it.

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