President Trump White House Veto Ceremony – 3:30pm EST…

This afternoon President Donald Trump is hosting a White House veto ceremony to veto a joint House and Senate resolution that demands lax border security. The anticipated start time is 3:30pm Eastern.

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[Transcript] 3:29 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Earlier today, I spoke with Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand to express the sorrow of our entire nation following the monstrous terror attacks at two mosques. These sacred places of worship were turned into scenes of evil killing. You’ve all been seeing what went on. It’s a horrible, horrible thing. I told the Prime Minister that the United States is with them all the way, a hundred percent. Whatever they need, we will be there. New Zealand has been a great friend and partner for many years. Our relationship has never been better. And what they’re going through is absolutely terrible.

So our hearts are with them, and whatever we can do.

We’re grateful to be joined today by the Vice President — thank you very much, Mike, for being here — members of my Cabinet, devoted public servants, and Angel parents — very important people to me and to a lot of other people. I want to thank you all for being here. Thank you so much for being here, and we appreciate it. Thank you. You’ve gone through a lot. As we take action to restore our national sovereignty and defend this nation from criminal cartels, human traffickers, and drug smugglers. Crime of all kinds coming through our southern border and other places. But this is the place. This is the place. We have the biggest problem by far.

And I want to also compliment the incredible people at Border Patrol and ICE and law enforcement for the job they have done. They’ve apprehended so many thousands and thousands of people that, if we had the proper protection, we wouldn’t even have to apprehend. They wouldn’t be coming in.

As President, the protection of the nation is my highest duty. Yesterday, Congress passed a dangerous resolution that, if signed into law, would put countless Americans in danger — very grave danger. The Democrat-sponsored resolution would terminate vital border security operations by revoking the national emergency issued last month. It is definitely a national emergency. Rarely have we had such a national emergency.

Therefore, to defend the safety and security of all Americans, I will be signing and issuing a formal veto of this reckless resolution — and that’s what it was. And I have to, in particular, thank the Republican — strong, wonderful people — the Republican senators that were on our side and on the side of border security and on the side of doing what they have to to keep our nation safe. They were very courageous yesterday, and I appreciate that very much.

Congress’s vote to deny the crisis on the southern border is a vote against reality. It’s against reality. It is a tremendous national emergency. It is a tremendous crisis.

Last month, more than 76,000 illegal migrants arrived at our border. We’re on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word “invasion,” but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals and people. We have no idea who they are, but we capture them because border security is so good. But they’re put in a very bad position, and we’re bursting at the seams. Literally, bursting at the seams. What Border Patrol is able to do is incredible.

I also, by the way, want to thank our military, because our military has been very much involved, as you know. And they’re putting up walls, in some cases temporary; in some cases, they were supposed to be temporary. They’re so good that they’re better than the permanent. So we’re leaving them.

We’ve really nowhere left to hold all of the people that were captured. And we’re at a point where we’re just going to have to say, with these horrible decisions that we’ve been handed by people that aren’t living in reality, that there’s nothing we can do. There’s absolutely nothing we can do. We’re bursting at the seams. You can only do so much. And the only option then is to release them, but we can’t do that either. Because when you release them, they come into our society, and in many cases they’re stone-cold criminals. And in many cases, and in some cases, you have killers coming in and murderers coming in, and we’re not going to allow that to happen. Just not going to allow it to happen.

There has been a nearly 2,000 percent increase in border-related asylum claims over the last decade. Part of the reason is because our country is doing so well economically that people are coming up in droves. The vast majority are rejected, but smuggling organizations — making a tremendous amount of money, like they’ve never made before — are using these people to crash the system. Our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point.

And as I said, nothing much we can do. We can just do our job and do it well. But there’s a point at which, if the Democrats would — we’d get in, we’d be able to make a deal. Literally, in 15 minutes, we could make a deal on changing catch and release; changing the horrible asylum laws that are so unfair; changing visa lottery, chain migration. These laws are just horrendous. I won’t explain them, but everybody standing behind me knows exactly what they are: They’re dangerous for our country, and they’re inspired by Democrats who have to change.

One in three migrant women is sexually assaulted on the journey north. The border crisis is driving the drug crisis. Seventy thousand Americans a year are killed by drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. And the 70,000 people is a number that’s so low that it probably shouldn’t even be used anymore.

The mass incursion of illegal aliens, deadly drugs, dangerous weapons, and criminal gang members across our borders has to end.

We are bringing out thousands and thousands a year of MS-13 gang members, and other gang members that are just as bad, where they come into our country, they’re able to skirt the border, come through areas where we don’t have proper wall, where we don’t have any wall at all. And they get into the country and they do a lot of damage, in many cases. But we get them out by the thousands, and we bring them back or we incarcerate them.

The national emergency I declared last month was authorized by Congress under the 1976 National Emergencies Act. And there haven’t been too many that are a bigger emergency than we have right at our own border.

Consistent with the law and the legislative process designed by our Founders, today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it. And I’m very proud to veto it. And I’m very proud, as I said, of a lot of Republican senators that were with me. And I’m also very proud of the House. The Republicans in the House voted overwhelmingly in favor of a secure border.

Since 1976, Presidents have declared 59 national emergencies. They often involved protecting foreign citizens in far-off lands, yet Congress has not terminated any of them. Every single one of them is still in existence. And yet, we don’t worry about our land; we worry about other people’s lands. That’s why I say “America first.” If that’s okay: “America first.”

The only emergency Congress voted to revoke was the one to protect our own country. So, think of that: With all of the national emergencies, this was the one they don’t want to do. And this is the one, perhaps, they should most do.

We’re joined today by many brave law enforcement officers, including sheriffs and just people that have been just tremendous, tremendous backers of law and order, which we have to have.

We’re also joined by friends of mine, Mary Ann Mendoza, Kent Terry, Laura Wilkerson, Sabine Durden, and Steve Ronnebeck. And I’m going to ask Steve to say a few words. And I’m going to ask some of the folks behind me to say, also, a few words as to the importance of what we’re doing. There’s nothing more important.

As I said, I was elected on a very — by a very, very great group of American people — millions and millions of people — because they want security for our country. And that’s what we’re going to have.

I’d like to ask Secretary Nielsen to say a few words and then Attorney General Bill Barr. And then I’d like to go to some of the folks behind me, and perhaps you’d have something to say. And then we’re going to sign something that’s going to give us safety at our border.

Secretary?

SECRETARY NIELSEN: Sir, I just want to thank you and the Vice President for your leadership and your constant support of the brave men and women not only represented behind you, on the very frontlines of our country, but of CBP and ICE.

The fact that this is an emergency is undeniable. We have not seen this type of flow. As you know, it’s predominantly families and children, which means that there’s a very unique and dangerous humanitarian crisis at hand, in addition to the security that you just described in your remarks.

So we have a duty to know who comes in our country, and we have a duty to ensure that the flow is safe and orderly. That’s what you’ve attempted to do and that’s what you’ve demanded that Congress do. And I just again ask Congress to please pay attention. We’ve given you the facts. The system is breaking. Security is at risk. And the very humanitarian protections that we hold dear in this country are at risk in terms of our ability to provide those to vulnerable populations.

So, Mr. President, thank you always for your leadership and great support.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. Bill?

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR: Mr. President, your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent.

As you said, the National Emergencies Act directly authorizes the President, and gives broad discretionary authority to the President, to identify and respond to emergent circumstances that require a decisive response.

And the humanitarian and security crisis we have on the border right now is exactly the kind of emergency that Presidents are permitted to address under the National Emergencies Act.

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR: As you alluded to yourself, in the past 40 years, there have been 59 emergencies declared. And many of these have dealt with political conditions in countries like Burundi, Sierra Leone, Belarus. The crisis that we’re dealing with today is right on our doorstep, and it presents a real clear and present danger to the American people.

So what you’ve done from a legal standpoint is solidly grounded in law. And from the standpoint of protecting the American people, it’s imperative.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Bill. That’s great. So you’ll be defending it —

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR: Yep.

THE PRESIDENT: — and you’ll defend it well. I have no doubt about that.

Would anybody like to say something? Why don’t we start with Mike?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Mr. President. I don’t know that I’ve ever been more proud to be standing next to your desk than I am today, to be standing with these courageous Americans and with these extraordinary Angel parents.

We have a crisis on our southern border. The reality is it’s not only a crisis of illegal immigration, but criminal elements are coming across our border; the flow of drugs. Now drug overdose is the number-one cause of death for Americans under the age of 55.

So the crisis on our southern border is a crisis all across this nation. Add in human trafficking and all that comes with this crisis; justify the President’s declaration of a national emergency — this is affecting all the people of the United States.

And today, Mr. President, with your strong support for the men and women of law enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security, and with, I know, what is your love in your heart for these Angel parents, you’re keeping your word by vetoing this legislation, by finding the available resources to build the wall, address this emergency, and secure our border.

And I know I speak on behalf of all gathered here, people all across this country, when I say thank you for keeping your word, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mike. I appreciate that. (Applause.)

Sheriff, please.

SHERIFF LOUDERBACK: Mr. President, thank you so much for a very necessary veto to support public safety in this country. The sheriffs and men and women of law enforcement in this room and across this nation owe you a debt of gratitude for something that we’ve been waiting for, for decades. Our hats are off to you again, sir. It’s an honor to be here. It’s an honor for sheriffs to be involved in this, and it’s an honor for law enforcement, as we fight the drug trade every day in this country, and all the things that go along in our business, in our profession, from an insecure border. So, again, sincerely, we thank you, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you for being there with me all the way. (Applause.) I appreciate it very much.

Sheriff, what would you like to say? Thank you.

SHERIFF LEWIS: Mr. President, I can’t thank you enough on behalf of America’s sheriffs. As you well know, there are men and women in law enforcement across this country that are fighting a battle every single day. They are in the trenches.

While we Americans only make up about 7 percent of the world’s total population, about 68 percent of the world’s total drugs are consumed here in the United States every year. This is not political propaganda. We have a dire crisis on our southwest border, and America’s sheriffs stand behind the President of the United States, 100 percent. He has had our back. He’s had the Americans’ back. And we stand behind you solidly for what you’re doing here today.

This is unprecedented for a President to take this type of action. And we commend you, we applaud you, and I salute you, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Say something, please. What you’ve been through — what you’ve been through is terrible.

MS. MENDOZA: My son was killed in 2014 by a repeat illegal alien criminal allowed to stay in this country. He was police officer in Mesa, Arizona.

And Angel Families come forward to tell their stories not because we’ve created a manufactured crisis but because we want to tell the American people and share with you our heartache and let you know what is happening on our doorsteps, what’s happening to your neighbors, what’s happening to your fellow Americans. And there is a way to prevent this, and it’s not by continuingly lying to you and telling you that there isn’t a problem. There is a problem. It’s a national emergency. And thank you —

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.

MS. MENDOZA: — for following through on your promises. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Please. Go ahead. Please.

SHERIFF LAMB: Mr. President, I echo the sentiments. Thank you for all the support. This has been something we’re not used to for the last several years, to have this kind of support.

This is — what we say in Arizona is, this isn’t about immigration anymore; this is about drug trafficking and human trafficking into this country. If you care about human rights, you should absolutely care about border security. Human beings are being — their rights are being violated on that border every day.

And I know I speak on behalf of the Arizona border sheriffs that I challenge our congressmen and women and senators to come down and see firsthand what we’re dealing with. See it for yourselves before you cast your vote. And you’ll see that we do — we are dealing with a crisis. And we’re fighting every day alongside our federal partners, our local partners, sheriff’s officers to take care of this.

So thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Great job.

Sheriff?

SHERIFF HODGSON: Mr. President, I’ve been a sheriff for 21 years, and I’ve been dealing with Congress for 21 years on this issue of immigration. A lot of people have listened over 21 years, but Mr. President, you are the first person who has taken action. And you have given us back our footing in law enforcement, but you’ve also given the American people back what they deserve, which is to be protected.

And signing this today, I can’t tell you how much it means to all of us in law enforcement. But, importantly, Mr. President, when I hear people say, “You know, this is all manufactured. It’s all this and that” — no, it’s not.

In my county alone, one city, we have on average, on second shift at our hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, 15 to 20 overdoses on second shift every day. And this is going on — that’s one example. This is happening all over the country.

But, Mr. President, you have stood up and you’ve taken the action. And the American people are behind you and we’re behind you. And thank you and God bless you for what you’re doing.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Sheriff. Thank you. (Applause.)

Is Thomas Murphy here? Where’s Tom? Tom Murphy. Tom? Where’s Thomas? You had a horrible ordeal that you just went through with your son.

MR. MURPHY: Mr. President, I’d like to tell you and tell the public that if you don’t think it can happen to you or your family, I have a quick story.

I’ve been with state police for over 30 years working narcotics and gang task forces, and supervised those for 22 years. My son grew up with depression issues and some mental health concerns. He self-medicated with marijuana. At 18 — and his father, me, had him arrested a few times along the way.

When he turned 18, he moved out the day of his birthday, when he turned 18 years old, because he knew Dad had rules, and one was: no drugs in the house. He moved out, stayed with some friends, got a job. He had a work-related injury where he severed four fingers, and he was introduced to opioids. So he was battling two things, actually: mental illness and the opioid addiction.

Afterwards, he finally came to me and, for the first time in his life, he said he needed help. We sent him to a rehab facility for only 30 days because that’s what our insurance would pay for at that time. He came out of rehab. Everything was fine for approximately three months. The craving was too much for him, got a hold of some heroin that was laced with fentanyl, and he died on December 13, 2017.

So I’m here to say: As far as stigma goes in narcotics and “It’s not going to happen to me, it’s not going to happen to my family” — my father is a retired minister of 45 years. My sister is in the medical field. My brother is in law enforcement. No one even smokes in our family. No one has ever been arrested. It happened to me. It happened to our family. So, it can happen. That’s how horrific and addictive this drug is.

So anything you can do to help us and families like us is greatly appreciated.

THE PRESIDENT: And it’s coming through the southern border, folks. All through the southern border. Thank you very much.

SHERIFF JENKINS: Mr. President, thank you very much, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, please.

SHERIFF JENKINS: This is the first real step in confronting the heroin drug crisis in this country. We’re going to make real strides after this. I’m the sheriff of your home over at Camp David, Frederick County.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s right.

SHERIFF JENKINS: We suffer the same problems there. And I’m convinced, without what you’re here doing today, every county becomes a border county. Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Sheriff. (Applause.)

So let’s get this signed, right? On behalf of your great loved ones, right? I always said, “They will not have died in vain.” Did I tell you that a long time ago? Three years ago.

MS. DURDEN: Yes. You told me that four years ago.

THE PRESIDENT: Right? When we first met on the campaign.

MS. DURDEN: Yes. Four years ago. Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: When they said, “Oh, Trump is not going to win.” You said Trump was going to win, and I said, “And they will not have died in vain.”
MS. DURDEN: That’s right. You told me that.

THE PRESIDENT: And that’s true. I say it today with even more meaning. It was a big step.

(The veto is signed.) (Applause.)

Thank you very much. Thank you. That’s a big — a big step. We’re building a lot of wall right now. It’s started. A lot of people are saying, “Well, gee, you took down wall and you’re building new.” Well, we took down wall that almost didn’t exist. It was like paper. And we’re replacing it with, in many cases, 30-foot bollards. And, in many cases, we’re replacing it with 18-foot wall.

But we have a lot of — we have many miles under construction right now, and we’re going to be signing contracts over the next couple of days for literally hundreds of miles of wall. And it’s being built in the right places, and it’s doing the job. It’s doing the job.

And it’s interesting — it’s like a little bit like water. As we do — we did San Diego. You know, California is very interesting because they keep talking in California — “We don’t want wall.” I see a new candidate who is in the mix; he wants to take down the walls. Try that sometime. You’ll see what will happen. You’d have tens of millions of people coming in.

You see — take a look at Tijuana. Take down that wall. You want to see a mess? Take down that wall; you’ll see what will happen. Right now, we have thousands of people who are in Tijuana trying to get in. They’re not getting in.

So as we build it, it gets better and better. But it gets really to a point, and they come through a point. But you can control that point. And this is serious stuff. This is — we’re able to do it cheaper, better. It’s better wall. It’s different from what you’ve been watching going up. We had to take the old plans. We didn’t want to stop, so we took the old plans. We didn’t like it.

This wall is a beautiful-looking structure. It’s much stronger. And you can build it faster and cheaper. Other than that, what can I say, right?

It’s a — it’s going to be great, and it’s going to have a tremendous impact.

And on top of that, I have to thank the Secretary and all the people that have worked so hard, because what you do on the Border Patrol — what you do, what those patrol agents and what the ICE folks do, and taking people out of the country that nobody wants to talk to. Even some of the sheriffs there — you know, if you can get ICE to do it, you don’t mind if they do it. Right, Sheriff? As tough as you are.

These are tough people and they’re great people. These are people that — the ICE folks take such abuse from Democrats and some others. They love our country as much as anybody loves our country.

So we’re building a lot of wall and we’re taking good care of our people. And we’re doing, at point of entry, a tremendous amount of work. We’re already in contract to buy — they make pretty incredible new equipment for drug detection where you can find out what’s in the wheel of a car, where it is, where it’s in the engine, where it’s in the hubcaps. I mean, we have some incredible stuff.

Plus, we have — also, we’re getting dogs. More dogs, believe it or not. I still say — is that still true? There’s nothing that replaces a good dog. Is that right?

PARTICIPANT: Absolutely.

THE PRESIDENT: Buying this equipment for very expensive. But we haven’t been able — it’s true. We haven’t been able to match the dog.

I’ve seen out at Secret Service, where they showed me the dogs, certain types of German Shepherd — very specific types of dog. But what they do is they’ll run by 15 boxes, all empty except one. And they’ll be very, very strongly sealed boxes. And they’ll coming running full speed and stop like on a dime. They know the drugs are in that box. It’s the most incredible thing.

So, we’re spending hundreds of millions of dollars on equipment, but I will say this: It’s not as good as the dogs. (Laughter.) But, as you know, we’re getting you — so you’re going to have the best equipment, but we’re getting a lot of dogs for the various entry points also.

So with that, I just want to thank everybody for being here. In particular, I want to thank you, folks, because you have been — and please say “hello” to all of your friends that have been with us, really, from day one. What you’ve gone through is unthinkable, and I appreciate it.

And you’re strong people. You’re strong and you’re proud. And your kids are, you know, looking down on you right now and they’re — they’re very proud of their moms and their dads. You know that, right? They’re very proud. (Applause.) Thank you very much.

And, again, to those Republican senators that did what they had to do yesterday, I want to thank them. They’re very special friends and very special people. And they want to see borders that are strong, where we don’t allow drugs and crime and all of the problems coming into our country.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Q Do you see, today, white nationalism as a rising threat around the world?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet. They’re just learning about the person and the people involved. But it’s certainly a terrible thing. Terrible thing.

Yes?

Q Mr. President, some of the Republicans who voted for this resolution say they support border security but oppose executive overreach. Do you have sympathy for their position?

THE PRESIDENT: I do. Look, they were doing what they have to do. And I’m — look, I did — I put no pressure on anybody. I actually said — I could’ve gotten some of them to come along. I said, “I want you to vote your heart. Do what you want to do.” I’m not putting any pressure. I’ll let them know when there’s pressure. Okay? And I told them that.

I said, “When I need your vote, I’m going to let you know.” I didn’t need the vote because we all knew it was going to be a veto, and they’re not going to be able to override. It’s going to go very quickly.

And we have a great — as your Attorney General just said, the case is a very strong case, a very powerful case. It was — I think, actually, a national emergency was designed for a specific purpose like this. So we have a great — we have a great case, and I think it’s going very —

I mean, ideally, they shouldn’t even sue in this case, if you want to know the truth. They shouldn’t be suing on this case, but they will because they always do.

We want border security, we want safety, we want no drugs, we want no human trafficking. Okay?

Q And on — just one follow-up on New Zealand. The killer in this tragic incident wrote a manifesto apparently. Did you see that? Apparently, he mentioned your name.

THE PRESIDENT: I did not see it. I did not see it. But I think it’s a horrible event. It’s a horrible thing. I saw it early in the morning when I looked at what was happening in New Zealand. I just spoke, as you know, to the Prime Minister. I think it’s a horrible, disgraceful thing and a horrible act.

Okay? Thank you all very much. (Applause.)

END 3:57 P.M. EDT

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184 Responses to President Trump White House Veto Ceremony – 3:30pm EST…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Will the 12 RINO’s be there to console the angel families?

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    • sundance says:

      Looks like they cancelled the livestreams.

      Video will be out shortly….

      Liked by 15 people

    • osugagal says:

      Just sent tweets/emails to the 12 traitors. I doubt they will even see them, but I think we need to let them know we are unhappy and keep it up until they are voted out.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        YEP. And do it on a very regular basis. And if they dare to hold townhalls…go….ask questions…..DO this……Voting at the polls is not the only thing needed in these times. We absolutely MUST start letting OUR voices be heard. You can also call either their local offices or DC offices. Leave a message. (It’s a staffer that will take that message)
        If you’re not used to calling…prepare yourself some notes/outline /word for word whatever it takes)

        Or…if you don’t want to speak to someone; but will still call..Call after hours. The all have voice mail…..leave a message.

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    • Darren Bernat says:

      I sent an email to my rino senator, Roy Blunt, to let him know that I’d rather a Democrat win over him if he can’t be primaried out. Often times many of us are scared into supporting the lesser of the two evils. Not any more. Blunt’s opponent in ’16 was a seemingly moderate (doubt he really was). I will support a candidate like this over Blunt in the future. Should he be running against someone really unacceptable, I just won’t vote for either. I’m done!

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      • Kleen says:

        Yep! Same here with Cornyn. I had it with the Marxist.

        Beto is waaaaay better than Cornyn, because we know what to expect, and it won’t make us look divided and defeated.

        RINOs serve the purpose of making the party look divided, weak. It makes people lose hope. Intentionally.

        These RINOs are Democrats, their role is to make sure the left always wins, and weaken the right and discourage us.

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        • Kleen,
          Really? Beto who wants to tear down the existing border wall? Beto that walked away from a DUI? Beto that thinks he is “born for the job of President”? Beto, on board with Green New Deal?

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          • Darren says:

            It is likely better than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. At least you know. Plus it is the only way to destroy the neocon’s hold on the party.

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          • Kleen says:

            Beto is an idiot, But at least he is not posing as a Republican, getting elected by us, having conservatives donate our money to him, help him with his campaign only to stab us on the back like Rinos do.

            That why he is better.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              Beto….better? We don’t even know yet who the party will swing the nomination over to yet! There are more candidates yet to announce.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Kleen….do you really want to give control of the senate to the demonrats???!!

          Let’s watch Cornyn for a while…..I watch senate tee-vee almost every day they are in session……Cornyn, in December timed-out of Leadership…..now, there are no guarantees…but I believe that that may just have been the best thing to happen to Cornyn….He even speaks better. He has been under TurtleHead’s control/thumb all this time until Jan.3, 2019. And I don’t know what’s happened…but I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that even his speech is better….(he used to sputter, etc. cause he was speaking from TurtleHead’s mouth/heart and not his own)

          This early….I’d say lets watch Cornyn til closer to the end of the year. (Cause of course after Christmas/January of next year rolls around….Even the demonrats start speaking/voting like a libertarian-Constitutionalist. HA!)

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Darren Bernat….good for you. (and thank you) Roy Blunt comes back up for re-election in 2022…..this is 3rd now senate term. 6 yr x 3= 18 years. That’s plenty. Blunt will be 72 if he’s able to complete this term.

        As you continue to email him……very respectfully, gently with humor first, or “wouldn’t you like to go out on top” or “enjoy your final years” or “it’s time for you old-dogs to get off the porch; and let younger dogs have a chance” etc….(unless of course, you’ve been contacting him for a long time, and have established a friendly relationship, or already know him personally)

        It is easier to for new guys to get elected when these old goats retire gracefully….I’ve got a younger man, here in OK….who is about to term-out (OK has state term limits) who is ready to go to DC….but he’s actually waiting for one of the older goats, both Chambers to retire…..I asked him why when we had lunch….he told me that even the old goat in our house district, maintains a 5 M.war chest balance.

        It’s hard to compete when the incumbent has that much of head-start on fundraising. DC campaigns 1/2 they’re up there….it’s a constant….But, if you get your guy to start thinking about retirement….then…start looking for a candidate…(start first looking in your state legislature) then, (as I am currently doing in my state) if you can get your old goat, to retire, AND kind of approves of who your possible selection might be…..the your old goat can actually use that war chest money to donate to your new candidate, and they will also help them to get elected by helping them to campaign….(under the guise that they well be saying their farewells to the voters.)

        I know it’s a sick game…and I HATE it, and POLITICS in general for that reason. But right now, that brand of political evil is necessary.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      No, of course not. After I watched this live….hubby and I did go outside and shoot some rather large fireworks though….

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  2. Elric VIII says:

    The First Veto. Now President Trump needs to veto every single bill placed in front of him until our southern border is secure.

    Liked by 32 people

  3. Tiffthis says:

    A ceremony 😂😂😂 I love this guy! Master troller 💯🤩😍🙌🏼🖋

    Liked by 24 people

  4. Sherri Young says:

    How I do love this President!

    Let the show begin.

    Liked by 11 people

  5. Glenna McCormack says:

    Hooray for you, my hero, President Trump. Protect me, keep me and all Americans safe, day and night, you’re my binky blanket.

    Liked by 9 people

  6. myshariamoor says:

    BOOK-’em, Don-O!

    Liked by 13 people

  7. Luke of the D says:

    I would love to see confetti and balloons! Make it a party! Think about how hilarious it would be if President Trump absolutely throws his veto in the fact of the lunatic liberals and their RINO puppets? God I would laugh all weekend long!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. PoCoNoMo says:

    I Love that it’s a Veto CEREMONY! 🙂

    Liked by 24 people

    • GB Bari says:

      I’m not thrilled that he has to go through this, but glad that he did with strength and pride and such a significant show of support by those who have been most affected.

      Liked by 12 people

  9. jack says:

    Love President Trump for taking all the slings and arrows for us.

    Thanks Mr President for vetoing this bill!

    I know you have to be careful how you talk about the Traitors in the GOPe that voted with the Dems. We understand your situation.

    You are taking the HIGH ROAD as usual, and praising the Republicans in the Senate who voted against this bill. And keeping QUIET about the RAT-PIGS GOPe that voted against the American People that want Strong Borders and SAFE country.

    Have a great weekend Mr. President. We are behind you 1,000 percent.

    I do wish you had more help from the Republicans and the FBI/DOJ etc. But I understand you are surrounded by RAT-PIG Swamp-Things! 🙂

    Liked by 26 people

  10. Bree says:

    Thank you President Trump!!!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. sundance says:

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  12. sundance says:

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  13. Re-election dates show none of the ‘no’ votes in the US Senate ‘Republican’ caucus really stepped out on a limb to oppose the American people, confirmation that this was all orchestrated by Mitch. (IMO, the one that took the most risk is Wicker from Mississippi even though he was recently appointed/elected. Mississippians won’t forget the backstabbing. Plus, PDJT could make his life a living hell there if he so desires.)

    Wicker – 2024 – huge donor is Fresenius Medical Care, a German conglomerate?

    Lee – 2022

    Portman – 2022

    Collins – 2020

    Blunt – 2022

    Moran – 2022

    Murkowki – 2022

    Romney – 2024

    Rubio – 2024

    Toomey – 2022

    Paul – 2022

    Alexander – not running, of course

    Liked by 14 people

    • Paula Daly says:

      How can Romney be behind Rand Paul by only 2 years? Doesn’t look right to me.

      Liked by 1 person

      • WRB says:

        Rand Paul won re-election in 2016, the same year as DJT. Senate has a 6 year term, so his next election is 2022.

        Mittens just won his seat in 2018, and is up next in 2024.

        Liked by 1 person

    • GB Bari says:

      Good report. Voters in those states can start to make life miserable for their respective turncoat Senators by starting early campaigns to unseat them. Keep up the negative pressure until the traitors either change or are forced to show their colors more overtly, which will make unseating them easier.

      Liked by 2 people

    • trishinsouthernillinois says:

      Felonious Medical Care….i know them, worked for them when i was a dialysis tech. We were owned by WR Grace & sold off to the Felonious crew.
      We were given a Baxter dialysis machine & a Felonious machine to try out & decide which was better…we were going to be replacing our Drake machines (better than the 2 trial machines…could go to hardware store for replacement parts).
      Surprise surprise, we got the Felonious piece of crap! If one part went down, it took the whole machine down! The old machines were mechanical & worked great! Felonious is all electronics. If an EMP ever hits, its over for dialysis patients.
      German Co.? Don’t know for sure, but they SUCK!

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    • FlforTrump says:

      Citizen Free Press referred to them as the “Dirty Dozen” Love it!

      Liked by 4 people

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        That funny FLforTRump….But, we need to include TurtleHead,since he’s Leader..So that makes it a Baker’s dirty dozen.

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    • Lulu says:

      Toomey because he needs every Republican voter he can get – he probably lost his seat with this vote.

      Murkowski really is vulnerable without this.

      Liked by 4 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      littleredmachine…..I have Pat Roberts, who voted from Kansas. He’s up in 2020, and has already announced his retirement also.

      AND…..Rubio in 2022.

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  14. sunnyflower5 says:

    “I have the duty to veto it.”
    Thank you, President Trump!

    Liked by 15 people

  15. sundance says:

    Liked by 21 people

    • Phil Free says:

      LAST 6 PRESIDENT VETO #s:

      Trump: 1
      Obama: 12
      W Bush: 12
      Clinton: 37
      H.W. Bush: 44
      Reagan: 78

      Liked by 15 people

      • TeeJay says:

        Hmmm… me thinks our Prez is just gittin’ started!

        Liked by 5 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Underlying that statistic is the fact that the last Congress (and this one so far) has passed significantly less legislation than any other preceding Congresses to present for signatures or veto. The Do Nothing Republicans were pathetic. Now we will get nothing but obstructionist Leftwing garbage from Pelosi.

        Liked by 2 people

        • WRB says:

          The previous Congress actually did quite a bit. The more pertinent factor is if the Congress is in the hands of the other party.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          GB Bari…..However…….LESS legislation is usually a good thing. We are in such a mess right now, that POTUS is overturning all he can by E.O. and only when legislation is necessary is he going to sign it. We need LESS not more.

          19 things. That’s it. That is all the Authority the Federal Government was given. (85%of what they’ve been doing in DC the last 75-100 years is Unconstitutional.

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    • Luke of the D says:

      And boom goes the drum! Screw you Democrats and your little RINOs too! America First Always! MAGA!

      Liked by 6 people

  16. moe2004 says:

    America first, love you President Trump, shame on the rinos.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Nick the Deplorable says:

    What a change Barr is fully backing the President.

    Liked by 12 people

  18. ladyfortruth says:

    Yeah…Mr. Barr approves it…thank God!!!

    Liked by 6 people

  19. So far, under Mitch McConnell’s leadership the Republican Senate has failed to deliver:

    Promised repeal and replace of Obamacare

    Protection of born children, i.e. supported infanticide, much less infanticide

    Border security

    Besides Murkowski and Collins, there’s a different gang of Republican Senators that constantly get reshuffled and maneuvered to stiff the American people, forcing Republican voters to play whack-a-mole every so often. All by design.

    It’s why they won’t definitively call out Mueller, Rosey, et al….. gotta keep something over POTUS head lest he go full-bore against these losers. It’s rigged. Mitch is a duplicitous snake and it’s time the globalist amoeba faces organized primary opposition – at their respective state level. The list is long and ever changing, only a scant few are worth saving. I’m working on a list.

    Liked by 17 people

  20. Nigella says:

    God bless Our President

    Liked by 10 people

  21. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Barr just smacked down the 12 RIINIOs who voted against Trump.

    Liked by 19 people

  22. paulraven1 says:

    So it’s redundantly official — Congress hates Trump more than it cares about America. Their absurd “resolution” is an affront to all Americans and the rule of law. The comments I’ve heard so far from those around the President are disproportionately mild to what is needed.

    Liked by 7 people

    • fred5678 says:

      Many in Congress love the Chamber of Commerce more than they care about America.

      Liked by 6 people

    • LKAinLA says:

      The RNC actually called my home today on a recorded line. I went full “Patriots Day” on them and slammed the phone down. I told them to all move to South and Central America and run for office. I am amazed at RNC’s tone deafness and games after their bs yesterday.

      Liked by 5 people

  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I also think Barr warned any Judge that tries to overturn the Veto. He went into the Constitutionality of the Law and some of the reasons previous Presidents have used it. He said POTUS is well within his legal realm to declare a National Emergency.

    Liked by 24 people

  24. Nick the Deplorable says:

    John Roberts earlier said The President has over 4 billion to use on the wall right now that the courts cannot stop.

    Liked by 6 people

  25. Looks to me like we had a little Trump thunder with Barr lightning this afternoon on the Ides of March!
    Happy Dance!

    Liked by 15 people

  26. where can one watch a rebroadcast of this. Unfortunately, I clicked on the CBS link at the top where some hysterical bubble-headed-bleach-blond was spewing the demo/rino talk points as if she had been lit on fire. Good grief the US media sux.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. linda4298 says:

    Try the Global news.
    \

    Liked by 1 person

  28. I watched with tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat! I’ve never been more proud of a man I voted for. God bless you President Trump and thank you for keeping your word.💙

    Liked by 17 people

    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      I appreciate and love how our President touches all these people. He grabs their hand or arm. He is with them. He feels their pain. He is with this country and feels her pain.
      Best President evah!

      Liked by 3 people

  29. Dora says:

    I just thanked President Trump for signing the veto.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

    Liked by 11 people

  30. Zippy says:

    So, when does the challenge in the courts begin?

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Our VSGPDJT is the best. Barr none. (pun intended)

    Liked by 11 people

  32. Zippy says:

    Donald Trump Updates Barack Obama Emergency Powers Executive Order

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/15/donald-trump-updates-barack-obama-emergency-powers-executive-order/

    President Donald Trump announced an executive order on Friday to update a previous executive order released by former President Obama in 2011.

    Trump’s executive order reminds Americans that he is not the first president to address problems at the border using an Executive Order.

    In 2011, Obama cited his Constitutional powers allowing him to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601.

    Trump referenced Obama’s order during his February press conference announcing his decision to declare a national emergency:

    By signing the national emergency, something signed many times by other presidents, many, many times—President Obama, in fact—we may be using one of the national emergencies that he signed having to do with cartels, criminal cartels. It’s a very good emergency that he signed. And we’re going to use parts of it on our dealings on cartels. So that would be a second national emergency. But in that case it’s already in place. And what we really want to do is simple. It’s not like it is complicated. It’s very simple.

    At the time, Obama released Executive Order 13581 to help fight Drug cartels — including the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, as well as violent groups in Eastern Europe, Japan, and Italy.

    Trump’s new executive order toughens Obama’s order by updating the definition of a “significant transnational criminal organization”

    Obama’s order branded any group of persons that “engages in an ongoing pattern of serious criminal activity involving the jurisdictions of at least two foreign states,” allowing the United States to block property of transnational criminal organizations.

    Trump updated the definition to apply to a group, “involving the jurisdictions of at least two foreign states, or one foreign state and the United States.”

    Trump proposed further actions against the Mexican cartels in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News — even describing them as terrorist organizations.

    “It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump said. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”

    Liked by 6 people

  33. linda4298 says:

    Collins on Sean Hannity radio says more transcripts are coming.

    Liked by 11 people

  34. “the only national emergency chose to vote to revoke is this one protecting our National Security” – PDJT

    – out of 59 of these issued over the years. Says it all.

    Way to go Rand, Mike, Rob, Roy, Susan, Lisa, Lamar, Roger, Moron, Mittens, Marco, Pat. Great job guys and gals. True colors shown. DO NOT LET THEM OFF THE HOOK. Every time they pontificate about ‘balance of power’ throw this fact right back at them. (Especially when they try over the next year or so to pull a redemption move with conservatives….. mark it, it’s coming….. Example, A Roger Wicker will go to the mat for some conservative cause that won’t pass….. bank on it.

    Liked by 11 people

  35. magatrump says:

    God Bless President Trump. Thank God for President Trump. Very great to hear the strong support from AG Barr !!!

    Liked by 1 person

  36. alliwantissometruth says:

    “joint House and Senate resolution that demands lax border security”

    If that doesn’t sum up the state of our “government”, I don’t know what else does

    We have a government? Really?

    If government is defined by submitting to the demands of a global elite, then OK

    If government is defined by completely dismissing the will of the people it purports to serve, then OK

    If government is defined by not caring a wit about the sovereignty of the country and the safety of it’s people, then OK

    Because those last three sentences are exactly what we have today

    Liked by 5 people

  37. Marcia says:

    As a former law enforcement officer and retired Magistrate, I also just thanked President Trump for signing the veto.

    There is a crisis at the border; law enforcement personnel are overwhelmed, illegals are streaming in and illegal drugs are coming in at an alarming rate.

    I am from Ohio and I certainly hope that someone primaries Portman; I am fed up with him and have been for a long time.

    Liked by 15 people

    • snellvillebob says:

      People need to realize that to replace an incumbent Senator or Representative we need to replace the people in the state RNC committees. The only way to do this is to join and be active enough in it to get a vote.

      Liked by 4 people

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh….snellvillebob… that’s easy….Become your precinct chairman. That’s where you start, if you want to go the party route.

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  38. Dogs on the border. Love it. Now that’s a dang good idea. Get some meaner than he!! German shepherds to patrol the border. Hordes of them. Would scare the crap out of the invaders and put the libs in a real bind when one of the canines is injured or killed by a pack of illegals.

    Liked by 9 people

    • A perfect idea – dogs on the border: German Shepherds are inexpensive; they don’t eat much; they don’t argue; they obey; they are trustworthy; they are willing to breed when allowed; they don’t require expensive housing, clothes, automobile, vacation, wages and a bloated retirement package; and they relieve themselves where and when you tell them to. Damn – you almost want to marry one………………. (Sorry God – I really shouldn’t have said that.)

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  39. CorwinAmber says:

    Neat-o Veto!

    Liked by 4 people

  40. Portman Last Time I did vote you, But I will Remember you not to vote for you again 2022,

    Liked by 4 people

    • L4grasshopper says:

      Stupid. Unless you WANT Schumer to run the Senate.

      RINOS are always the better choice that any Dem, because of how power in Congress is wielded.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Yep. And the irony of Portman….I listened to numerous hours of him blathering on….on senate tee-vee about opioids….and want $$$$$ for opioids stoppage/treatment. Every time I watched Portman particularly, I was screaming at him via screen, that you’ve got to stop the flow…….that will 90% help the problem. Then, you treat the addicts.

      Until you seal the borders where a large portion of illegal opioids are coming in….(even China, which hopefully Trump has gotten XI to stop sending them through the Mail; but they are also coming in , even from China, up through the southern border)
      And fentynal coming up with heroin is coming up through Texas/N.M by the bushel bag, where if they sneak through….we tend to here in Oklahoma, catch a bunch , while they’re heading your way……And some of those fentynal pills are being crushed and then bags of heroin are getting a top-offed with fentynal. Probably a lot of heroin deaths are the result of getting boosted heroin that the heroin user is not prepared for. They shoot up or snort what ever powder is in that little package.

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  41. Rickster says:

    people ought to show up at all these politicians retainer walls that they have with signs reading “traitor” “murderer” “coward” and pictures of all the innocent victims the illegals have killed. Mitch McConnell needs to be voted out Kentuckians.

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  42. Portman Last Time I did vote for you, But I will Remember Not to vote for again 2022,

    Liked by 3 people

  43. jmclever says:

    Hahahaha UniParty just gave POTUS Trump a beautiful campaign ad! Leave it to our lion to make a huge ceremony out of vetoing a bill!

    Liked by 4 people

  44. Sue Fowler says:

    He should have done this with both spending bills.
    Next, GET TURTLE.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. jack says:

    BARR is in the same room as Trump TODAY … supports what the president is trying to do. Thank GOD! Our prayers are being Answered!

    That is a very promising sign, right?

    I hope Barr takes the NEXT STEP and goes after the corrupt in the FBI/DOJ! If so, … then we will WELCOME Barr to the fold. And put his picture NEXT to Trump!

    AS for Jeff Sessions, we put his picture NEXT to Benedict Arnold (first Traitor of this country).

    It will take a while for me to stop being Angry at Jeff Sessions, but I’ll work on it.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Summer says:

      I am with you, Jack. The ball is in your court, AG Barr. Indicting Comey and McCabbe would be a good start. Then keep going until the whole cabal is prosecuted for their sedition and corruption. Lock Her Up.

      ………

      Unfortunately, there is only 0.0000000000000000000000000001% chance this would actually happen. But I will keep praying.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Session actually set the stage for Barr ! After rounding up a record # of Pedo’s, MS 13’s, and appointing Huber—who has a years worth of info on those for prosecution, he signed off on the removal of 11-12 FBI-DOJ top people. The ground is prepared for the clean-up.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Jack—Sessions cleared the decks for Barr. In addition to upholding the travel ban, prosecuting pedo rings and MS 13, appointing Huber who has had a year to gather evidence, and signing off on the removal of about a dozen high FBI and DOJ officials——-there is a clear deck for Barr to come in and do the rest.

      Almost like a planned 1-2 punch !

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  46. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Listened to the ceremony on the car radio. It was great! Better half was doing some grocery shopping and took long enough to hear the whole thing. She was only going in for a couple of items (LOL) and likes having curb service pick her up at the front of the store.

    TRUMP 2020

    Liked by 7 people

  47. thedoc00 says:

    It would be complete if somebody points out that the “Joint Resolution” did not change the law, cited by the President as the basis for his declaration. In a away the veto actually vetoed a null set and congress needs to be called out as cowards for not placing a “law” on the president’s desk that removed or modified the authority granted him congress.

    Besides being cowards, they need to be called out for selective enforcement of the law.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. tonyE says:

    Every veto should be done in a ceremony with a stetson wearing cop in the background.

    At the end of the ceremony, the cop gives the president a handgun and the Prez shoots a couple of holes through the bill.

    Sort of underscores the point. “Shooting down this bill those varmints sent me!! “.

    Gotta admit it’s really brilliant how he did the veto. Did he used a red pen to veto it?

    Liked by 2 people

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