Mercedes Schlapp Gives Status Update on Partial Government Shutdown…

White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp discusses the partial government shutdown over the border wall funding and the most recent call by Democrats’ to raise taxes.

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101 Responses to Mercedes Schlapp Gives Status Update on Partial Government Shutdown…

  1. Pedro Morales says:

    Build That Wall! No retreat, no surrender! Hold strong!

    Liked by 40 people

    • gawntrail says:

      THIS is the issue. THIS is the time. THIS is the mountain to die on. Borders, Language, and Culture are not ideological things. They are American things. Make the anti-wallers own it.

      Liked by 38 people

    • RICHARD CANARY says:

      Amen to that, Pedro!

      Liked by 7 people

      • Pedro Morales says:

        My family came from S. America LEGALLY!!! No one cuts in line! And illegals should not be paid under the table for taking the jobs of Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, and Whites. F U to the Chamber of Commerce! I love all Americans who came here LEGALLY! I have no sympathy for cheats! POTUS needs to appeal to more Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, and Whites whose jobs are being stolen.

        Liked by 43 people

        • magatrump says:

          No Compromise. Build that Wall ! Come to this country Legally!

          Liked by 11 people

        • Pedro I wish I could add you to the POTUS’s citizen advisory council !

          Liked by 11 people

        • gawntrail says:

          Both sides of my family migrated here legally. Dad’s side in early 1800s and mom’s side in early 1900s. Both sides as far back in lineage as I got to meet felt the same way.

          America loves its immigrants. $hit, America even loves its outlaws…. I guess its the ruggedness. But, illegals, in this day and age, are not needed. They do not add anything positive to the American experience.

          Liked by 7 people

  2. duchess01 says:

    This is NOT a political issue – it is a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE!!!

    Liked by 35 people

    • gawntrail says:

      Yes. Your comment hit before I was done replying to above. Complete agreement.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Hence, a political issue. For Liberals, for whom it as a threat.

      Liked by 2 people

    • mike says:

      How much more XDR TB, leprosy, hepatitis, plague, worms, zoonotic diseases, and malaria should we tolerate being imported by biological weapons called “undocumented aliens”, before imprisoning their political enablers (aka traitors) ?

      0 and SoS(“site”) are one view.

      Liked by 5 people

      • duchess01 says:

        Seems to me – we are going after their organizers – and following the money –

        BTW, mike – we do not have to tolerate any of it – we can fight and pray!

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      • piper567 says:

        mike, I have long thought the disease potential due to these vermin is so sadly not mentioned in interviews/remarks re invaders.
        Ellis island turned away people with pinkeye!!

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  3. RICHARD CANARY says:

    (Posted to the President at the White House web page today)
    While watching the Fox ‘Surrounded’ Show, I suddenly understood the way to totally justify Trump’s position on the Wall for the Left.

    Building the Wall is essential, no matter what else we do, but Building the Wall will be easier to sell if we show the compassion for the world’s most suffering people BY ADOPTING A STATE DEPARTMENT EFFORT AT HELPING FOREIGN NATIONS elevate their people at home in their own nations.

    Leftists in America constantly repeat the emotional weaponry of how mean and careless conservatives are about the poor suffering illegal aliens who are constantly jumping our southern boarder.

    The State dep’t efforts will block and trump any such attacks.

    The Wall can be offered as a counterpart to the State Dep’t program. If the Left agrees to show compassion for those downtodden poor illegal aliens by approving the
    State Dep’t program, then Trump gets to build the wall — with agreement with the Left.

    They want compassion? They’ve got it. We want the Wall? We get it.

    The illegals want freedom and economic health, they get it, from us, in their own nations.

    Thanks for reading.

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    • Parker Longbaugh says:

      We have for decades provided hundreds of billions of dollars for other nations to at least make an attempt at correcting their economic failures.

      Build the wall and send less than they have received before. Let’s see if that works.

      Liked by 20 people

    • GB Bari says:

      PDJT just handed Mexico $10B a month back to help them deal with this migrant crap.

      Get the measly $5.6B of Wall/ border security funding approved first.

      Then when that is officially funded and underway, we can discuss more foreign aid (under any name you want to call it).

      After all, we’ve only been handing out $$ billions to help poor foreign countries since before my old carcass was born, and look how well that policy has worked…..

      Liked by 12 people

      • Luke of the D says:

        He did not. Read up on that $10billion given to Mexico. Not a dime came from we, the tax payers. It came from the OPIC corporation, which an independently funded corporation.

        Liked by 2 people

    • emet says:

      The State Dept gives (our) money to wealthy people and the leaders of foreign countries. Then we use our military and CIA to keep them in power, while multinational companies exploit their resources.

      Liked by 13 people

    • 94corvette says:

      The problem is that whenever we ship $$$ to other nations, only a small fraction of it goes to help those the funds are targeted to help. Corruption in foreign nations is a fact of life and the US has made millionaires of thugs and despots.
      When I think of the plight of those in the hellholes we aid, I think of the first lines of our Declaration of Independence –
      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
      “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
      We have provided an escape valve for those wanting a better life for numerous nations. If those coming to the US had no alternative other than reform their own government, then perhaps chances would happen.

      Liked by 4 people

    • cwf60 says:

      How do we pay to make things better for those in their home countries? What about our poor and veterans? We can longer afford to be the piggy bank for the world.

      Liked by 7 people

    • WSB says:

      Yes, we should not be providing money that gets laundered but modified Marshall plans that use a country’s own resources to establish both economic and governmental bases to succeed.

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  4. GB Bari says:

    Dems want to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. The only surprise is how nakedly unafraid they appear to be of demonstrating their arrogance and ignorance.

    The reduction to 21% from 35% in the Dec 2017 tax reduction bill has yielded legendary increases in economic activity and prosperity for thousands of U.S. businesses and their increasing numbers of employees.

    That increased activity, which has been highly visible for all to see, has brought record tax receipts into the Treasury. Yet the DimmicRATS continue to exhibit deliberate blindness and deafness to the truth and insist on heading towards an economic cliff.

    Liked by 9 people

    • gingergal says:

      What is befuddling is that Democrats run on raising taxes and people say by golly yes! and vote them in.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Luke of the D says:

        We did not vote for them. They harvested enough ballots in key swing districts to win. And in their communist strongholds – California, New York, Illinois – they are essentially a single-party system.

        Liked by 11 people

      • Q&A says:

        Democrats see higher taxes as either not applying to them (only rich people) or a charitable donation to their social justice causes (medicare for all).

        Most people have no earthly idea exactly how much money they pay in taxes. They only see the amount due when they file in April and don’t consider the withheld amount all year long from their paychecks.

        Liked by 2 people

        • CirclinTheDrain says:

          Rich Dems also only pay the rate for capital gains, which is a lot lower than the income tax rates. Time to make the two the same and watch the Dem big money donors back away from raising taxes.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        Fewer and fewer people pay taxes. That’s been a democrat goal for a long time. If only 50% of people actually pay taxes, “taxes” has no meaning to those who don’t except as a grievance tool to attack the alleged “rich.” Also, more and more people are economically illiterate and have no way of connecting “attacking the 1%” to their own economic prospects. The democrats sow ignorance, grievance and emotionality in the name of power. Ignorance and grievance and emotionality are enduring human characteristics ripe for exploitation.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Luke of the D says:

          Isn’t that the truth! I pay around 35% in income taxes (federal+state income). 35 cents of every dollar I earn. I make six-figures and I am single. I have no debt or children, thus no deductions (except donations… I give anywhere from $2500-$5000 per year to charities). My goal – like every single human being I know’s goal – is to become more wealthy. Yet apparently I do not pay my “fair share” and if I get a raise I will pay even more. If I start my own company I will pay even more. And the Dems want 70% federal income taxes? I would pay 75 cents on the dollar (roughly 5% state income taxes)! Dems are insane!

          Liked by 7 people

      • riverelf says:

        Voting their own needs: Gimmie-dats need more cheese, Demon-rats need more power. A tax increase would impact ’em positively. While as ever, the working middle class taxpayer struggles to make ends meet.
        Democrats WANT to eat us alive. Zombiecrats…

        Liked by 4 people

      • Sharon says:

        Gingergal I remember back in 2016 election one of Hillary’s rallies and she said We will raises taxes on the middle class and the dumb idiots at her rally clap in applause to that statement including Warren Buffet sitting in the front row behind Hillary! These people are stupid!

        Liked by 2 people

      • MelH says:

        Is it a truism that Democrats are, on average, financially challenged? lower income=lower taxes, so they don’t care about the rate going up? Do enough of them own corp[orations that they care about the corporate tax going up? “it’s easy to put out a fire with another person’s hands.”

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    • piper567 says:

      GB, I agree with you…
      but I don’t believe “they” are blind or deaf.
      They are perfectly content to view our future as going over the cliff. its a goal of their puppetmasters.
      and, oh, yes, its deliberate.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. aj says:

    Trump needs shock and awe. If he plays the DC game he loses. He already lost the domestic agenda, if he loses the border he won’t be reelected.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. evergreen says:

    Stuart!

    Make a concession to pear reasonable?

    You turkey! That’s uncalled for and display your bias. Trump’s starting position is security; I.e., positive control over the border. The wall is the primary method. Reasonableness is determined by how close one stays to keeping the wall. Unreasonableness is the degree of departure from that position.

    Liked by 4 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Varney continues to carry water for the Uniparty Globalist Cabal. He’s at least somewhat nice and respectful towards his guest and doesn’t make you want to rearrange his dental work, unlike some other hosts.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Deacon Bob says:

        Always has to carefully selected Cucks as does Cavuto to Gasparino. And Liz Clayman the Warren Buffet @sswipe who weeks ago stated “concern” that PDT’s tax policy meant that “the Treasury may not be able to collect enough tax revenue to run the government”. Could it BE that she as alleged “financial analyst” is unaware of the record revenue the Treasury took in over the past quarters? I kid you not. Working nights I witness schitdt others miss. Counterparts over at Fox Cable the effeminate ShepHard Smith and Dana PeRino the still starstruck Bush leftover. A bit later comes Martha McCallum who once sat with the numale cuck Bill Hemmer until she was assigned “Trump’s First 100 Days”. She hasn’t been the same since. I swear its gotta’ be an airborne virus around Mordor on the Potomac. Fox is in serious decline. So, I read voraciously verifying everything possible, watch Newsmax on DTV, and Hal Lindsey Sunday nights.

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  7. Deacon Bob says:

    The “smart money” has it Trump will cave. I’ve seen way too much for too long to place a bet either way, But I do know the party of Scoop Jackson, Tip O’Neil, Pat Moynihan is D-Dead and it ain’t comin’ back. I also know the total fed gummint appropriation for fiscal 2019 is $4.07 Trillion of which “his” wall (note singular implication as braodcast) of which wall $pend is as follows which PDT would almost certainly force to include video surveillance and both surface and sub-T sensing technology that ANY fed bidder would happily include at NO extra cost in deference to the TCV. Those here who may be familiar with the federal bid “process” RFI/RFQ/RFP know this. The numbers:
    at 5 billion: 0.11345586566826% of total appropriation
    at 10 billion: 0.22691173133651% of total appropriation
    at 15 billion: 0.34036759700477% of total appropriation
    at 20 billion: 0.45382346267302% of total appropriation
    at 25 billion: 0.56727932834128% of total appropriation
    Period.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Where the Border is Wall-less, there is ONLY ONE SOLUTION:
    … MASSIVE MANPOWER to keep the Illegals out.

    POTUS has ONLY ONE SOURCE:
    … Redeploy ALL BORDER PERSONNEL to areas without a Wall.
    … Shutting down ALL PORTS of ENTRY and TRADE to free them up.

    D-rats have ONLY ONE WAY OUT:
    … Fund the Wall.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Roger Duroid says:

      100% they are going to impeach him over SOMETHING. Might as well cut to the chase and start it now with emergency military funding of border wall and a mickey mouse finger to the first hawaiian judge that tries to stop it.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Luke of the D says:

        Democrats cannot impeach the President. They do not control the Senate. They can vote all they want, but nothing will happen.

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      • This solution eliminates any challenge.

        Liked by 1 person

      • MelH says:

        Roger, exactly what are they going to impeach him on? And are you SURE the Senate will convict him? Clinton was impeached but the Senate tabled it and he finished his term.

        Liked by 1 person

        • piper567 says:

          they “feel” they can impeach the President bc they don’t like the fact he’s screwing with their cushy arrangements.
          Oh, and he’s an “illegitimate President”. That, too.

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          • MelH says:

            “Illegitimate” is a birth issue. But Democrats make up the law as they go along, absent facts, obviously. Their disappointment is going to be sooooo HUGE when impeachment fails.

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      • modustollenz says:

        Your right. The House will impeach him and I say its 50:50 that the senate convicts given the slim Republican majority and their generally spineless nature UNLESS the people rise up after tonight’s speech and show overwhelming support for the wall. This is pretty high stakes and Trump is 100% right to address the nation and show that he is acting to secure our border and uphold his oath of office while the Dems are playing ideological politics. The Dems are willing to go to the mattresses on this fight. They will never compromise on anything that has a wall and real border security. Their immediate (2020) and future electoral fate needs open borders. And on the flip side, Trump cannot give in on this and achieve anything less than a wall by hook or by crook. If he doesn’t get the wall, I believe he won’t be re-elected despite all of the other historic achievements for ALL AMERICANS!

        Our job is to contact your Representative and Senators – no matter if their party and let them know that this is critically important. You will never vote for anyone that doesn’t support Trump at this hour. And take that same message to Republican Leadership. Trump is fighting against everyone simultaneously and winning but that can only go on so long before the Dems and media bring him down like they did to Nixon, almost did to Reagan, essentially did to both Bush’s.

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        • Sentient says:

          They need to know they’ll be primaried if they vote to remove President Trump. In many “red” states (like WY, UT, NE, IN, OK) they can reasonably expect that they would survive a general election (“hey you wouldn’t want to vote for that nasty democrat, right?”). Their biggest risk is that they’d never even make it to the general because they got primaried.

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  9. magatrump says:

    Shut the border down until we get the wall. Its a national security issue. Shut the border to all trafic until we get the wall.

    Liked by 7 people

    • lolli says:

      Exactly what I have been saying. That would create so much pressure from commerce, Nancy would have to cave. She would be caving for the greater good, of course. /s

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  10. Piggy says:

    Why do we care about the shutdown? 25%-30% of non-essential matters why? Leave it closed forever.

    I’m more concerned that they want to put it back on. Close State Dept, Education, Energy, while we’re at it.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. cheryl says:

    My lord, the liberals are having a fit today. And I won’t be watching the rebuttal blathered out afterwards through the flopping dentures of Pelosi and Schumer.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. fanbeav says:

    I wonder how much the RINO’s like McConnell and Romney have contributed to this speech tonight. Will we see Romney on CNN and NBC countering our great President???

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    “Hello, US Chamber of Commerce I’d like to leave a message for Tom Donohoe….We want the wall! When do we want it? WE WANT IT NOW!”

    Liked by 5 people

  14. emet says:

    Newsom and Blasio increasing free medical to illegals, trying to attract as possible to come before the wall goes up.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Skippy says:

    Mercedes Schlapp is a fresh, enjoyable and factual voice with a good sense of humor.
    Thanks very much FOX Business News for airing that as well as to Sundance for posting it.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. labrat says:

    Stunning, the speech has been declared a pack of lies before it’s even delivered. I hope they release the transcript with cited references.

    Liked by 1 person

    • paulraven1 says:

      The media must be destroyed. It’s no longer a choice. I view “destroyed” as thematically and specifically discredited by the president in a series of speeches in high-stature settings, systematically marginalized in operational terms, aggressively confronted and disgraced in practical everyday terms, and exposed and humiliated in every way possible as a deliberate and disciplined strategy of his team.

      Never before has a domestic enemy been so open and determined to destroy us. They are corrupting and misusing the tools and power of their profession to destroy us. This cannot be allowed anymore. There is no other option anymore. This has nothing to do with “liberal bias.” We’re so far beyond that it’s ridiculous. These people and this institution is disgusting and evil and totally targeting our president and us. They are unquestionably the enemy of the people. We’re simply obtuse and don’t deserve to survive if we cannot recognize this and do something about it.

      Liked by 4 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      The AP had a story about that this morning. How Trump was going to lie tonight. No wonder he calls them the FAKE NEWS.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. Zorro says:

    Of course the Demosocialists want to raise taxes. No matter their stated reasons they WANT to slow down the economy.

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  18. Jeff P. says:

    Yes, Build the Wall, build it Tall and be sure to line it with Gallows to Hang all the Traitors from. Specifically the 115th/116th Congress or at least the better portion of them should be either Hung or Shot. Many Governors, Judges etc. to follow on those Gallows and Firing lines too.
    Lets Git R Dun!!!
    MAGA!

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  19. average Joe says:

    An illegal brakes into a democrats house and the d says let me make you,a sandwich it’s no problem I have an EBT card.Then he notices the illegal has a cut on his finger ,from braking the window ,he says don’t worry about the window section 8 will fix the window .Let me take you to the emergency room, the illegal says how can I ever repay you ,the democrat says aughh ,don’t worry about it, I’ll just send the bill to the taxpayers…

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  20. imkittymyers says:

    An interesting article about immigration and Ellis Island:
    8 Surprising Facts from the Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

    #6. Deported Immigrants Were Sent Back at the Steamship’s Expense
    “Not everybody passed inspections at Ellis Island, health related or otherwise. In fact, two percent of the passengers were deported. There were many reasons that this could happen. Immigrants that would likely become a burden to the state— such as individuals who were deemed outright feebleminded or lacked physical agility— often were denied entry. There were also those with low moral character that were rejected; immigrants with criminal backgrounds, for example.

    “The steamships were largely responsible for the unfortunate passengers who were forced to make the transatlantic journey back to their homeland. That is, they had to pay for the passenger’s return trip as well as any expenses incurred while on Ellis Island including their food, medical bills, or sleeping arrangements. The steamships did have extensive screening before passengers left for Ellis Island. However, there were always some that slipped through the cracks.”

    https://untappedcities.com/2019/01/08/8-surprising-facts-from-the-hard-hat-tour-of-the-abandoned-ellis-island-hospital/

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  21. TwoLaine says:

    I hope the President addresses this tonight too, and tells everyone to call and get their Congressional Swamp Critters on board with it.

    Rep. Steve King Introduces Legislation to End Birthright Citizenship
    8 Jan 2019
    https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/08/rep-steve-king-introduces-legislation-to-end-birthright-citizenship

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    • TwoLaine says:

      OH, and I want him to bring up the fact that the government should have been funded NO LATER THAN 30 Sep 2018, through an ANNUAL BUDGET that was due in Apr 2018! We are sitting here again, in January, because CONGRESS CAN NEVER GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER!

      AND YET THEY CONTINUE WANTING TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD!

      #BuildThatWall

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  22. labrat says:

    Ground report:

    I’m quite stunned. My local community FB page is usually dominated by the progressives. Today they posted the predicted lefty agitprop regarding Trump’s speech. The response was astoundingly pro-Trump. I’ve never seen so many locals defend him on this page before. Winning issue?

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  23. BHliberty says:

    What about the Democrats make concessions?

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  24. BHliberty says:

    What about the Democrats make concessions?

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  25. angellestaria6674 says:

    For all you Treepers who want to watch Trump’s address without the obnoxious commenting or potential interruptions from CNN & MSM…

    Watch it on Right Side Broadcasting on Youtube

    Here is a link:

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  26. Pyrthroes says:

    Rat demagogues are dead meat, and they don’t even know it. Give it two years, we’ll see how DiBlasio and Grissom sell city and State bankruptcy after 350% tax increases on their benighted plebs.

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  27. 1stgoblyn says:

    The dims keep saying a wall won’t work. Back in 2009-2010 Nancy said regarding the AHCA (Ocare) that we had to pass the bill to see what’s in it. Well, why can’t we build the wall to see if it will work? #BuildtheWall
    Almost at 20M$ for Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe for the wall.

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  28. Beverly says:

    Cheap labor for the C of C, illegal votes for the DNC.

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