President Trump Oval Office Address on Border Security – 9:00pm Livestream…

Comprehensive border security, and funding for a barrier therein, is the central topic in President Trump’s first Oval Office address.  President Trump will speak directly to the American people at the close of Day 18 of a partial government shutdown.  The anticipated start time is 9:00pm EST.   WH Livestream Link

UPDATE: Video Added

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[Transcript] Oval Office – 9:01 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.

America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States — a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.

This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense.

The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year — vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

Senator Chuck Schumer — who you will be hearing from later tonight — has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected President.

Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.
My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and re-opens the government.

This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited Congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?
To every member of Congress: Pass a bill that ends this crisis.
To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.

This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.

When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to protect our country. And that is what I will always do, so help me God.
Thank you and goodnight.

END – 9:11 P.M. EST

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906 Responses to President Trump Oval Office Address on Border Security – 9:00pm Livestream…

  1. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Full text of tonight’s Presidential Address:

    ?My fellow Americans,

    Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

    Every day customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country. America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But, all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans. Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

    In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now. This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

    Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the united States, a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system. This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

    My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the department of homeland security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before. The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy.

    Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support. Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home. Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.

    This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense. The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year. Vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected president. Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation. The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only because Democrats will not fund border security.

    My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government. This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

    Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is for the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized. America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

    Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl. Over the last several years, I have met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices and the sadness gripping their souls. How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

    For those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask, imagine if it was your child, your husband or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken. To every member of Congress, pass a bill that ends this crisis. To every citizen, call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border. This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve. When I took the oath of office, I swore to protect our country and that is what I will always do, so help me God. Thank you and good night.”

    Liked by 14 people

    • decisiontime16 says:

      So grateful our President is trying his best to look out for and protect the American people unlike those who are hell bent for our destruction,

      From Judicial Watch –

      “Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites

      Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections.

      Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper. Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis, parasites or the flue, the feds confirm.

      There are also lots of pregnant women about to give birth. The article quotes Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan saying that most of the illegal immigrants were sick when they arrived at the U.S. border. “Many were ill before they departed their homes,” McAleenan said. “We’re talking about cases of pneumonia, tuberculosis, parasites. These are not things that developed urgently in a matter of days.”

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  2. Katherine McCoun says:

    If you have spare time this guy is “GOP” but very weak on the border and immigration. We need ALL GOP to be STRONG!!!
    Here is his fb page
    https://www.facebook.com/HurdForCongress/
    Also TN Alexander – we don’t want him to try to outdo Corker or try to fill Corker’s shoes! Let him know how you feel on this issue!
    https://www.facebook.com/senatorlamaralexander/

    Also, contact those who are reliable GOP votes – let them know to speak out, to be bold, to lead and to passionately work with unswerving dedication on border security. They need to do MORE than to “stand firm” – they need to counter lies and publicly be BOLD

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Grace Anne says:

    Could not watch pelosi or Schumer… but our president was great and stuck to the facts. We have an awesome president the people of the world are envious for a leader like this. We are blessed indeed! May other countries raise up/elect a leader for their country and their people.. I love you President DJT. You are MAGA and believe have a great influence in making the world a much better place.

    Liked by 13 people

    • joeknuckles says:

      You should have watched “Chancy”. They were hilarious.

      Liked by 7 people

    • notunderwhelmed says:

      I share everyone’s frustration with the fake BS from both parties and various corrupt agencies. DJT is such a breath of fresh air . I love this reality show businessman who has expressed such a love and appreciation for our country going back in interviews for at least 30 years. I never gave him the time of day. Who would have thought someone like him would step up to the plate and have the decency to fend off unrelenting attacks for the sake of giving back . I absolutely love him, admire him, fight for him– because he has my back. God help congress, DOJ, and the rest of the alphabet mobsters if they continue to obstruct. We chose him. They need to think very carefully about implementing their “insurance” plan. Self- serving bastards! Don’t mess with my president! 🇺🇸

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      • Phil says:

        I clicked on the You Tube version and it was the Washington Post. The beginning of comments were denigrating Trump so I clicked on their names. Name after name after name has no history or very little of any other comments, subscription or history. I smell a rat or rats trying to influence people’s perception of our President.

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    • RoddREpub says:

      The thought of listening to Chuck U and San Fran Grand speak make me want to….

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  4. giveadamn says:

    how do our phone calls into congress rank against globalist handlers’ threats to said members? i say high chance of continued resistance. physical wall a total “no go” for globalists. after 2 years of dealing with the uniparty, surely, trump will prove to me that he’s “woke” to the reality of the situation and will still find a way to keep his most important campaign promise, regardless of the implied danger.

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    • Sentient says:

      Donors are mainly important to politicians because it’s believed that paid advertising can help get them votes. A groundswell of actual voters is even more important to their goal of staying in office. Think of how a grassroots effort to call congress in 2013 to say “aw hell no!” to cruise missile strikes on Assad actually got Obama to pull back from the precipice.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Poll on the Laura Ingraham show said 46-47% support a wall, a high % of GOP, low percentage of Democrats.

      Independents split 50 / 50.

      Moves like this help sway the Independents, maybe a few Democrats. Very good speech.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. PDJT succeeded in getting his message directly to the American people. Job well done. I believe he put the Dems in a precarious position with all but the rabid left.

    Liked by 5 people

    • CoinSteward says:

      Three points to take away from address by president Trump

      1) President directly asked the American people to engage congress to communicate our sincere desire for action on border security.

      2) President has provided a comprehensive plan covering multiple facets related to addressing border crisis – This should be publicly made available to all to review and compare to Democrat plan (did not hear that such a plan exists, except “Open government and then we can talk about optios” – Hasn’t congress on both side been talking about it since Reagan).

      3) There is a significant backlog of border violation cases (800,000) – Maybe it’s time to shut the border and clear the backlog at the border and interior – i.e. Stop the bleeding and allow things to stabilize – we are in triage mode now, so need high impact measures implemented immediately.

      It is a time for action – Let’s make our voices heard and melt down the Washington communications networks. Let’s Roll

      Liked by 3 people

  6. HeelinVA says:

    President Trump – obviously scripted/reading to start but hit his stride mid-speech as he went from reciting facts to talking about the effects of illegal immigration on the American people. Well-presented.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Wow, what a President! Best President ever!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. woohoowee says:

    “President Trump Fights to Stop Rape – Nan Wants Paychecks”

    Liked by 7 people

  9. smurfette says:

    earlier tweet but relevant nonetheless

    Liked by 8 people

  10. riverelf says:

    The President hasn’t asked us to take up arms, he hasn’t called for a general strike—but he clearly wants us to make noise. So….MAKE NOISE.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Mac says:

      Already wrote my Rep and my Senator. The other one doesn’t have an address yet. When he does, he’ll hear from me in a hurry. I told the two I wrote that I’d crawl over broken glass to vote for President Trump in 2020, and how I would feel about them would depend on how well they supported President Trump now.

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  11. Sayit2016 says:

    Ok… I am wondering WHY Schumer keeps saying Trump is throwing a temper tantrum…it’s a stupid throw away line. Why do they have to break everything into infantile blocks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • woohoowee says:

      To diminish/hide the ugly truth of what happens to people because of our laws and non-barricaded border, they make it seem PT45 is making something out of nothing.

      Liked by 3 people

    • annieoakley says:

      It is Projection. Schumer is projecting his anti American Temper tantrum onto POTUS.

      Liked by 4 people

    • swissik says:

      Because they are convinced that we are infantile voters.

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    • Rgt says:

      When your argument is contrary to common sense you are left with emotional name calling. The election of Pres Trump illustrated to me that more Americans are beyond this hollow rhetoric and took a chance on a nonprofessional politician with a strong constitution. The reaction of the establishment means it is we the people and Trump against the corruption. Like most Trump supporters I contribute, I write my Reps whether Republicans or Democrats, I call and I don’t take any crap from misinformed people I encounter who parrot the latest talking point on MSM. As the President says: Never give up , never give in.

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  12. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 27 people

    • tyshab says:

      Love Sowell!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • tyshab says:

        His books are must reads!
        Basic Economics
        Economic Fallacies
        Intellectuals and Society
        Discrimination & Disparities
        etc..all are worth the time. His work has had the most impact on my perspective on government intervention in the name of any of the emotions we are told should take precedence over logic and evidence.

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    • DelAware says:

      I am not the descendant of immigrants.

      I am the descendant of pioneers.

      When my ancestors arrived in the mid-Atlantic in the 1600s, there were no permanent settlements, no welfare offices, no immigration offices, no poems hastily slapped on big tacky statues, no political or NGO careers to be built.

      They arrived as strong men and women dreaming of a place where strong men and women could grow in freedom, build in faith, learn in the fire of the mind, and love both nature and mankind.

      They didn’t come here as pawns or shoppers.

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  13. California Joe says:

    RBG looks better than those two!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. MustangBlues says:

    The wall must be a physical structure that blocks actual entry, not gadgets like drones, cameras, sensors, etc because devices fail, and an EMP or Sunspot storm would cook them.

    And these devices only give the information that someone or things have entered, crossed the border, and then someone has to try to find them. Bad system in the first place, ONLY a physical structure will do.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bakocarl says:

      But, but, but couldn’t we put some purple Play Dough along the border . . . and, and then they’ll walk through it and get it on their shoes . . . and, and when they stop to wipe it off their shoes, we can catch them. That’d work . . . yeah, that’d work.

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    • Vince says:

      “The wall must be a physical structure that blocks actual entry, not gadgets like drones, cameras, sensors, etc because devices fail,”

      The only thing we the people can verify for ourselves is a physical wall. Drones, cameras, sensors can be turned off with a flip of a switch whenever the democrats are in power, and we could not verify if they were on or off.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Even if the all the sensors and reaction teams are working at 110% efficiency, the LAW remains the LAW, once an illegal sets foot in the US and claims refugee status, they get to stay until tossed out by a court hearing if the illegal ever makes it before the courts.

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  15. Bull Durham says:

    So, for the braindead few, they heard the statistics.
    The cult rejects the notion of a controlled migration. Nearly half the citizenry.
    Half the braindead will do nothing.
    The other half of the braindead will go along with whatever happens.
    The MAGA (nearly half the citizenry) knew the facts and wanted the Wall in 1986-2015. They voted for the Wall in 2016. They won.

    Build the Wall. Or you don’t have a country. Nor do you have MAGA. Nor do you have a President.
    The Wall is for tomorrow, for the next year and next decade and the rest of your kids and grandkids’ lives.

    Build the Wall.

    MAGA.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bakocarl says:

      PTrump just clearly explained a current crisis situation that is resulting, every day, in U.S. citizens being killed by a direct result or dying by an indirect result of uncontrolled alien invasion of our country. Whatever the perceived delay, PTrump cannot, must not, allow it to continue to result in deaths. He has the authority and the power . . . use them.

      Build the wall. NOW!

      Liked by 1 person

    • DelAware says:

      We wanted the wall in 1980.

      Reagan rewarded millions of illegals with American citizenship, that most valuable treasure…debasing it for the next 30 years into a political carrot handed out by neocons and globalists.

      RINOs wanted cheap labor, Dems wanted tractable voters–or anyway names enrolled to vote that they could vote FOR with phony ballots and all manner of corruption.

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  16. waltherppk says:

    Just what the doctor ordered

    Liked by 4 people

  17. rustybritches says:

    I thought the speech was something that I had heard before, Bloomberg but said tonight when I checked in on Futures that the speech had fallen flat on its face but of course what do you think they would say? Yup just that.. I feel that President Trump was trying to do a low key speech because the two idiots from the left keeps saying he is throwing a fit but threw most of this time he is very at ease with himself and was in total control of what he needed to say
    and both Polosi and Schmere looked a little scared of what they were going to say and I am sorry too I didn’t buy one dang thing that came out of both their mouths as they did nothing threw their speech but attack the President The Dems had better give the President what he needs are they are going to push him into a different decision and God help me I wish that Graham would just do us all a favor and stop talking about the Doca kids and any comprise that talks about amnesty
    allow the SC to figure out what they want to do about Doca that program should be dead and no comprise should be brought about with them..

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    • angellestaria6674 says:

      Indeed, you have heard some of it before because Trump was making points he has made before.

      It’s just that this time, he put it all together in front of a larger audience, including people who live off the lying, graveyard void of MSM.

      And I’m with you on wishing LG would quit talking about DACA dreamers.

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      • Jan says:

        DACA is before the Supreme Court (or will be this term). Another reason it would be smart to confirm RBG is still alive or dead, so someone else cannot vote for her. It may get resolved as unconstitutional or it might not, so I don’t see the Dimms willing to negotiate one way or the other until they know for sure. Also, giving DACA any presence here except for a green card and terminating it as of the first cut-off date still doesn’t solve the problem of what to do with those who have come here since or in the future. And you can’t keep them from coming in until we get a WALL/BARRIER/FENCE. So the wall now is an easier solution to stop DACA from happening in the future.

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        • angellestaria6674 says:

          A wall is really the big ‘IT” thing. Has to be done or so much is going to be lost in coming years.

          We really do need a King Solomon’s wisdom that is over and above all conventional thought about dealing with immigration already in and swamping, engulfing America’s resources.

          When BHO was president, the VA, which I am a part of, was in such bad shape that some military people coming back home from the ME fronts had to wait a year or two, and in some cases 3, to get full benefits to deal with their injuries…all the while illegal aliens/immigrants were easily getting government benefits almost overnight. That was one of my anger/flashpoints.

          The issue of the wall is going to be the strengthening or the downfall of one side or the other. Of course, we hope it is to the detriment of the progressives and their elitist oligarchy.

          Peace

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        • Michael Todaro says:

          RBG proof of life mandatory

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  18. JX says:

    Here’s the compromise: The Wall or A10s.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. The American Patriot says:

    Forget it’s January

    Every month has been October

    Maybe except December

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  20. Ej says:

    HE spoke way too fast – so it seemed forced an insincere. I actually think he was nervous. Otherwise good speech.

    Dems did more to damage themselves. There is just no reason to put a relatively small amount of money toward the wall.

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  21. toomanykats says:

    Do a damn executive order and get this done. Enough with the facts, clearly the uniparty doesn’t care about facts. It’s earthier shut it down or we the people need to start pruning the tree of liberty and defending our constitution. It’s time for a few key people to be tarred and feathered.

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  22. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    I support the President. I stand behind him while not looking over his shoulder. My eyes are forward toward the enemy.🗽

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Donna in Oregon says:

    POTUS should just declare the emergency and start the building. Start in Texas where the courts are far away from the 9th Circuit. Do it quickly, have the fence pre-fab and have helicopters bring the completed parts in and the Army Corp of Eng. install ASAP.

    Just slam it thru, no point in trying to get the Aholes in DC to act human.

    Get it done….quit talkin’ start doin’ 🙂

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Hear hear Donna in Oregon. You’re talking my language. We need more of this and more and more…

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    • dbobway says:

      Every chance President Trump can throw commonsense at nonsense, he has to do it!

      Last night was a commonsense speech, nothing more.

      Let it be said, the President brought up crucial problems at the border that were humanitarian problems.

      When building Federal highways?
      We build walls to reduce sound for neighborhoods.
      We build fences to keep large deer of the highway to save lives.
      We build fences to keep cars from going of the road in a dangerous place to save lives.
      We need a Wall between Mexico and our border to save lives.

      I was thinking of an alternative reason a wall would interest the Obama socialists,
      after they take back power by force.
      “Just think, if we build a wall now, it would be one less barrier to build to keep us from escaping the utopian failure of communism. It worked in East Berlin.”

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  24. Mike says:

    POTUS got his message out to the people but also did one other brilliant thing. Because he addressed the nation from the oval office about the crisis at our boarder, it can be used in court. If he has to declare a state of emergency to fund the wall he can reference this after they file their obstructionist lawsuits saying he is bi-passing congress.

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    • DelAware says:

      Exactly this. Most people seem to be missing how he has been building a case that he hopes he doesn’t have to use…but that will be airtight when he does.

      Dealing with the Dems and RINOs seems to be like raising teenagers. They whine and weasel and squeak and complain and pout and dig in their heels.

      And a good Dad is never swayed–lays out the realities, lays out what he will do at each stage. And makes it stick. When he lowers the boom, it comes down.

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  25. Ospreyzone says:

    “To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.” – Donald Trump

    Ok folks, …that’s us. PDJT has asked for your support right now. Pick up a phone, send an email, tweet a message or do all three. These Senators’ phone lines and social media feeds need to be “Lit Up” today. Don’t let your President stand alone. Join the fight.

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  26. IMO says:

    Welp if their voice mail boxes are full or their email boxes are full we’ll have to send post cards/letters. I’m working on my postcards right now. Here’s the addresses. I kinda like the visual of them receiving bags and bags of letters/postcards supporting POTUS National Security.

    Elected Officials | USAGov
    https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

    Members of the U.S. Congress
    U.S. Senators—Get contact information for your Senators in the U.S. Senate.
    U.S. Representatives—Find the website and contact information for your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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  27. Just Beachy says:

    My hope is that in deliberate, methodical fashion, President Trump has stayed in Washington to negotiate, spoken directly from the oval office to the American people, will visit the border Thursday, and will declare the state of emergency late Thursday or early Friday just before gov. workers would miss a pay check.
    The wall is common sense and our Senators in Washington have about 24 hours to fix this or find themselves on the wrong side of a stunningly stupid decision.
    Bring the vote Mitch. We’re watching and taking names.

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    • EJ says:

      I have Border Patrol friends. They will gladly miss a paycheck if this pays off. I assume this goes for other agencies that care about our security. Career gov’t turds? Probably not, so let the shutdown carry on….

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  28. TigerBear says:

    I suspect come Friday we’ll have a national emergency declared and the border will be shut down. At least that is my hope!
    The government shutdown isn’t hurting those in CONgress, but it will hit them in the wallets when the border is shutdown. The whining will commence loudly!

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  29. 4gypsybreeze says:

    We have all heard the interview where POTUS tells how women/young girls are kidnapped and brought over the border.

    Think. About. This

    Kidnapped, subdued, abused and tied up. Taken to another country. Definitely against their will.

    Have we not heard that story before in our country?

    Human Trafficking–just a new modern day word for what it truly is.

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  30. 4gypsybreeze says:

    I have had this “discussion” many times with people here.

    When women/little girls and even little boys are smuggled into the country. What happens to them? What could happen to them?

    By all intent and purpose…and a little bit of common sense people should realize….they DON’T exist. As in no records. They are ghost people.

    If something were to happen to them –how would we know? They don’t exist.

    I saw a blip years ago on the news where 60K people were said to be missing from Mexico. The relatives went to the Capitol of Mexico and demanded answers. They were carrying these large signs/pictures of the missing relatives.. Their relatives were said to have departed for U.S. and they never have heard from them.

    O.K….so we may say they just didn’t get back in touch. So, 60K never ever got in touch with relatives because they wanted to break ties with family? Nah…..can’t see that. How about half wanted to break ties–that is still 30K. That was years ago…the number is probably higher.

    Break it down anyway you want. Question is….if they don’t exist and are “ghost” people–how would we ever know what happened to them!

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  31. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Yeah, I live on the border. REALLY close to the border.

    Not too many years ago there was big outrage. Border Patrol were asking kids in cars that were crossing from Mexico questions like where to you go to school. People were caught bring children across who were not related to them.

    A woman was recently caught and arrested for bringing a child across and having the child pose as her daughter. I saw that on one of the Justice or DHS websites.

    People were upset about it. My rebuttal was always….why do you think they were asking that? Think the Border Patrol was checking to see how many children were going to Disney?

    Common Sense is really not that common any more.

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  32. Kevin Failoni says:

    I’ve never been prouder of an American president who seems to be the only one in DC fighting for Americans!

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  33. notfaded1 says:

    The arguments against the wall just don’t hold water at all. Even 25B is a small price to pay compared to what we lose not having border security. Nancy trying to say a border wall is immoral is a joke. Do we really think any rational person believes this? I’m more and more convinced that these days liberalism is a disease of some kind. How can any logical person come to any of these asinine conclusions?

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  34. Deb says:

    Congressional switchboard:

    tel:(202)224-3121

    Call as many as you can:

    https://www.congress.gov/members

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  35. Elle says:

    I’m starting to get even more impressed with Trump. He has successfully backed the Democrats into defending human trafficking for cheap labor. They are so stupid they fell for it. The old members of the Dem party have become lame and senile. Their young up and comers are the product of too much inbreeding.

    I can’t wait until the next family dinner. Soooo…what your saying is, you’re okay with 1 in 3 women getting raped in order to come here for a better life? Why are you opposed to coming up with a system that allows them to cross the border legally? Hey, did you see that movie, The Help? It kinda reminds me of what it is like for the Mexicans now. Putting up with crap because they have no guaranteed protections from the law.

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  36. CaptainNonno says:

    I thought the speech was atypical Trump. Somber with all important emotions and facts. I was hoping for a stronger case against the resistance and a directive to the audience to seek posted detailed examples (all in one place-wh.gov) of what occurs every day at the border, in crack houses etc including the tapes of Dems speaking out in support for immigration change and a wall to secure southern border.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      Left was going apoplectic about him over reacting, while he delivered the cold, hard, compassionate facts on security, human trafficking, drugs, terrorists, vulnerable citizens.

      These are true, undeniable facts. They must respond. They have no good reason not to want the wall.

      The real reason they don’t want the wall, is they want chaos, mindless votes of people looking for government freebies that will enable them to use the power to continue to leech money and more power off the backs of the U.S workers, taxpayers, and economy.

      He doesn’t need to use emotion now. We are getting close to checkmate on this issue. They are cornered. Their fake compassion for the “poor and oppressed” refugees, minorities, women and children, is in the light now, showing how they are the cause of slavery, abuse, rape, and death by their actions.

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  37. Zippy says:

    Not in his address either…

    Popular Mandatory E-Verify Ignored by Trump, GOP in WH Immigration Meeting
    Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/01/09/popular-mandatory-e-verify-ignored-by-trump-gop-in-wh-immigration-meeting/

    President Trump’s most popular pro-American immigration reform, the system known as “E-Verify,” which would bar employers nationwide from hiring illegal aliens over Americans, was entirely left out of immigration discussions on Tuesday at the White House.

    Mandatory E-Verify was touted as one of the most effective ways to deter illegal immigration and border-crossings at the southern border by the Trump administration in October 2017 when it released its 70-point list of pro-American immigration principles that would relieve America’s working and middle class of the immigration burden and raise wages for blue-collar Americans.

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    • Zippy says:

      OOPS, that article from above was from -2018-, not 2019! However, another excerpt from it shows what a farce “immigration reform” noise is to this very day:

      “Yet, since the list was released and DACA amnesty discussions started at the end of 2017, mandatory E-Verify has not been touted by the Trump administration or even pro-American immigration reformers like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA).”

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      • Zippy says:

        Of course, we all know one of the primary reasons for no mandatory, near zero gov’t cost mandatory E-Verify and the following would add millions of Dem voters thereby helping more states turn blue and increasing the attraction of illegally entering the country:

        Chamber of Commerce: End Shutdown by Giving Amnesty to Illegal Aliens
        8 Jan 2019

        https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/08/chamber-of-commerce-end-shutdown-by-giving-amnesty-to-illegal-aliens/

        In a letter to Congress, Chamber of Commerce Vice President Neil Bradley writes that Republicans and Democrats must come together to grant amnesty to about 3.5 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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  38. @ChicagoBri says:

    It wasn’t a bad speech, but he needs better writers. The line about the new trade agreement paying for the wall – that should be dropped – his voters don’t care who pays as long as it gets built. President Trump doesn’t need to be defensive about Mexico not paying for the wall.

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