- Trump Teases ‘Major Announcement’ Today On Shutdown (huffingtonpost.com/)
- Trump: ‘Major’ statement today about shutdown; aide states he’s seeking to resolve U.S. border ‘crisis’ (arkansasonline.com
What will Trump say? We can only speculate, but I am guessing the political battles will not be over after today. So here is my note to the president.
I am writing to support President Trump in his fight with the Democrats over border security. I encourage him to hang tough. He has proposed deals the Democrats could have accepted if they were serious about resolving the issue, but they prefer a porous border, one open to crime, drugs, national security issues and all.
Unfortunately, the Democrats (and Establishment Republicans) already have what they want. They created this mess, and if they did not like it, they could have changed it when they had large majorities in both the House and Senate and Obama in the White House. That indicates that to them the current situation is just fine. When somebody has what they want, where is the incentive for them to negotiate?
There is only one way to give the Democrats and Establishment Republicans an incentive to negotiate a more sensible immigration policy. That is to refuse as many illegal aliens as possible access to the United States. If a so-called government shutdown is required to get their cooperation on something as measly as a border wall, then so be it.
Here is what Trump is asking for right now: President Donald J. Trump Calls on Congress to Secure our Borders and Protect the American People. The objective is to get the immediate problem under control. If Trump can seriously reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, he will have much more leverage to negotiate.
Check out this too: Immigration.
Keep in mind that the Democrats and Establishment Republicans don’t even seem have much incentive to change anything. Getting them to negotiate requires cutting off illegal immigration. Without Congress’ help that will be difficult. So if you want something done, support the president. Contact your congressman and Senators.
Here is the White House link to the live stream of the address President Trump is giving: President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown