Three Big Lies From Donald Trump's Border Security Address, Explained

Three Big Lies From Donald Trump's Border Security Address, Explained

Three Big Lies From Donald Trump's Border Security Address, Explained

Trump had spent days mulling declaring a state of emergency along the border that would have given him powers to bypass Congress, which has so far refused to fund the wall project, and draw funds from the military to build the border barrier.

In their televised reply to Trump, Democrat Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, and Pelosi were equally firm about not funding an "ineffective, unnecessary border wall".

The threat said Trump's advisers "would recommend" that he veto the bills, rather than using the stronger language that the "president would" veto the bills that the Office of Management and Budget sometimes uses.

Trump Jr. made his comment on Tuesday evening as his father addressed the nation, calling once again for funding a wall along the US' southern border.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski recently urged colleagues to approve spending bills that would reopen various agencies, "so that whether it's the Department of the Interior or it is the IRS, those folks can get back to work". We believe in border security.

The ripple effects are endless: Amidst all the talk about protecting USA borders, a large number of TSA agents are calling in sick due to working without pay, increasing safety risks in airports nationwide.

Napolitano went on to say that in parts of Texas, the wall would need to be built on what is now private property-and the federal government "would have to condemn it and pay for it. (Trump) can't do that without congressional authorization".

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, dismissed Trump's comments. ET, will be the Republican president's latest attempt to persuade Democrats to back his barrier on the southern border.

"If you're as outraged by this decision as I am, please call the networks now and demand that they refuse to air Trump's propaganda unchallenged", Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, wrote in a blast email for Democracy for America. Mr Trump described the situation at the border as a "growing crisis" hurting millions of Americans. We'll update with more speech numbers as they come in later, stay tuned.

"Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders", Trump said.

The partial government shutdown reached its 18th day, making the closure the second-longest in history. Remarks should get covered and formal White House addresses should be broadcast. "I think most Americans understand that it's purely political".

Smith then asked Chris Wallace about whether the president's address had made the case for Trump's base.

"This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border", he added.

Former President Barack Obama was "absolutely tone deaf" to concerns about illegal immigration's myriad bad effects on the state of Arizona, former GOP Gov. Jan Brewer told Newsmax TV on Wednesday. Schumer called on Trump to "separate the shutdown from arguments over border security", and let lawmakers pass "bipartisan legislation to reopen the government while allowing debate over border security to continue".

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