The president of the United States had a virtual press conference with the American people today that started at 8:00 pm CST and lasted for about 15 minutes on Tuesday, calling for the American people to consider the real crisis going on at our southern border.
Many thought that the president would declare a national emergency at our southern border, but instead, President Trump talked to the American people from the Oval Office about the “humanitarian crisis” happening at our southern border and the treacheries occurring around the United States because of illegal immigration.
The president also focused on the fact that kids being smuggled across the border are being used as “human pawns” to get drugs and criminal aliens across the border, and that coyotes often rape the children smuggled once they get across, citing that 1 in 3 women who cross the border are raped by criminal aliens and coyotes.
The president hammered Democrats for saying that the crisis was “fake” and fabricated by Republicans, with one of the first things mentioned by President Trump being the people affected by illegal immigration that he has met with and seen firsthand, telling their stories and tugging at the hearts of Americans, and ensuring that a wall would be the best solution to the problems that America was facing.
The president also hinted that people do not put walls around their homes because they hate those on the outside, but rather because they love those on the inside, a point many conservatives make to defend the need for a border wall.
The Democrats rebutted the president’s comments shortly afterward, featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Pelosi and Schumer said Democrats were all for border security, but not for an ineffective wall, according to Fox News. They also accused Trump of holding federal workers “hostage” and that his facts were “full of misinformation and even malice.”
As the government stays shut down, Democrats must now decide whether they are willing to allow for a bipartisan deal with Republicans or remain completely opposed to anything Republicans, or more specifically President Trump, wants.