Donald Trump’s speech on U.S.-Mexico border wall funding

09 January, 2019, 13:22 | Author: Kenneth Collins
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He was sure to face intense pushback from Democrats. While promising Democrats that he would build the wall out of "steel slats" rather than the concrete he has long described, though Democrats' objections are not about the material, he has also insisted "an all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED".

U.S. President Donald Trump made his case for more funding for a border wall in a prime-time address.

Mr. Trump, however, stopped short of declaring a state of emergency that would give him the power to divert money from the military to build the wall.

Conflating the cultural fears of many white voters and reality-free nonsense that he passed off as data, Trump on Tuesday night griped about his all time favourite poison arrow - immigration.

Such an emergency declaration would represent a dramatic escalation of the dispute and would immediately draw legal challenges. "Maybe Trump's emphasis on building a wall is to hold back the walls of the Russian Federation probe closing in", is how Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe explains the Trump spectacle tonight.

Mr Trump cited cases of gruesome murders of American citizens that he said had been committed by undocumented immigrants. Tomorrow the president meets with his party members at the Capitol. "That pickup ain't got reverse in it", he said. But now his self-proclaimed deal-making skills are being put to the test.

Such a move would presumably negate the need for the shutdown, allowing Congress to pass bipartisan spending bills and get the Government back open after what may well turn out to be the longest such budget crisis in history.

American democracy doesn't work that way. "Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security", he said.

Using the formal trappings of the White House, Trump hoped to gain the upper hand in the standoff over his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

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But critics say the security risks are overblown and his administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.

There may be a crisis in the government's inability to handle a record high number of families crossing the border and legally claiming asylum.

Hours before Trump took the world's loudest megaphone to justify a non-emergency as a crisis, federal investigators indicted the Russian lawyer who met with Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Junior and Jared Kushner in Trump Tower New York during the 2016 campaign.

In 2013, Senate Democrats voted for a failed immigration bill that provided roughly $46 billion for a number of border security measures - including new fencing - but that legislation would have created a pathway to citizenship for some of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the USA illegally.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

"I can do it, if I want", Trump told reporters Friday at the White House.

But Mr Trump's nine-minute address is unlikely to be remembered by the nation in quite the same way. Over Caesar salad and iced tea, Trump projected confidence that his strategy was working, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reported. If he can't build the "big attractive wall" he promised, he needs to pin the blame on Democrats and let them take the heat. That shutdown exemption would break from past practice and could be challenged. A lot of them are Canadians and Europeans.

With Trump heading to the border on Thursday, few saw a speedy path to resolution for the partial shutdown, which has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and forced an additional 420,000 to work without pay.

Mr Schumer accused Mr Trump of trying to "govern by temper tantrum".



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