In a Super Bowl-day interview with CBS News, President Donald Trump said that he was frustrated with the Democrats and their continued obstruction when it comes to properly funding our security needs at the southern U.S. border. Trump indicated that he was not optimistic about Congress coming to him with a deal on the wall, which could lead him to declare a national emergency to get what the nation needs.
“You know, there have been plenty national emergencies called,” Trump told anchor Margaret Brennan. “And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers.”
About Pelosi, Trump said: “I think that she was very rigid — which I would expect — but I think she is very bad for our country. She knows that you need a barrier. She knows that we need border security. She wanted to win a political point. I happen to think it’s very bad politics because basically she wants open borders. She doesn’t mind human trafficking or she wouldn’t do this.
“She can keep playing her games, but we will win,” the president continued. “Because we have a much better issue. On a political basis, what she’s doing is — I actually think it’s bad politics, but much more importantly it’s very bad for our country.”
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said that it really wasn’t up to Washington to dictate what sort of barrier would be needed at the border.
“First of all, we are not going to have a wall,” Cuellar told host Chris Wallace. “Now, we can look at some sort of enhanced, uh, barrier — that’s certainly something we can look at. But I have to say living on the border, you have to let the local Border Patrol chief have the say-so, and let the local communities be involved so they can come up with, uh, maybe some sort of enhanced barrier — but again, Washington cannot dictate what sort of barrier and where to put it at.”
Of all the things that Washington shouldn’t be dictating, this idiot thinks border security solutions are among them? We’re not denying, certainly, that the local Border Patrol officials should have a voice in the process, but Cuellar’s logic here is lacking. What if those officials say they want a wall? A big, fat, concrete monstrosity! Will Cuellar suddenly decide that Washington should, after all, have the final say?
Which of course they should. The federal government has no business in many of the aspects of American life that it is currently well-entrenched in, but national security? That’s exactly what Washington needs to be focused on. And building the wall would be one of the greatest boons for national security in a generation.
But hey, we’ll let you morons call it an “enhanced barrier” if it makes you feel better.