Is Trump “Manufacturing” A Border Crisis?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a televised address on Tuesday night that President Donald Trump was “manufacturing a crisis” over his fight to get $5.7 billion in border security funding.

Pelosi and Schumer rebutted President Trump’s televised address on Tuesday night, contending that President Trump has harmed thousands of Americans with his government shutdown. The Democrat leaders said that a border wall along the southern border is both “expensive” and “ineffective.”

Pelosi said in reaction to Trump’s speech, “Sadly, much of what we heard from President Trump during this senseless shutdown has been misinformation and even malice.”

Pelosi said that Trump was “manufacturing a crisis” with the government shutdown.

Pelosi continued:

The fact is, on the very first day of this Congress, House Democrats passed Senate Republican’s legislation to reopen government and fund smart, effective, border security solutions, but the president has rejected these bipartisan bills which would reopen government over his obsession, forcing American taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on an expensive and ineffective wall. A wall he always promised Mexico would pay for. The fact is the president has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety, and well being of the American people. And withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.

The fact is, the women and children at the border are not a security threat. They are a humanitarian challenge, a challenge that President Trump’s own cruel and counterproductive policies have only deepened. And the fact is, President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage.

Sen. Schumer said:

My fellow Americans we address you tonight for one reason only: the President of the United States, having failed to get Mexico to pay for an ineffective border wall and unable to convince Congress or the American people to foot the bill, has shut down the government.

The New York Democrat said that Trump was “hurting millions of Americans,” whom he treated as “leverage.”

“Tonight and throughout this debate and throughout his presidency, President Trump has appealed to fear, not facts,” Schumer added. “Division, not unity.”

The leading Senate Democrat suggested that Democrats want border security. However, they merely differ with Trump on how to best deal with border security.

Schumer said, “Make no mistake, Democrats and the president both want stronger border security. However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it.”

“We can secure our border without an ineffective, expensive wall. And we can welcome legal immigrants, refugees, without compromising safety and security,” Schumer added. “A symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall.”

“Mr. President, re-open the government, and we can work to resolve the differences over border security, but end this shutdown now,” Schumer concluded.

With the history of Democrats themselves having at one point supported some form of border security, do you think President Trump is “manufacturing” a crisis?


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  • Suzanne Zimmerman
    Posted January 10, 2019 3:21 am 0Likes

    No I believe Pres. Trump – we need a wall AND comprehensive immigration reform. There should be a compromise including DACA solution and more judges to process asylum seekers, no chain migration.

  • John Henry Jones
    Posted January 10, 2019 3:43 am 0Likes

    These two traitors should be taken to a firing squad and shot to death for shutting down the partial government over less than .72 percent of the budget! When they said nothing about Obama giving Iran 150 billion, that was one thing but now they cause a shutdown over just 5 billion that we NEED to secure our borders on the South! These people are traitors because they took an oath just like all of us veterans did, and they have not defended our Constitution like the military has!

  • okey brewer
    Posted January 10, 2019 4:11 am 0Likes

    TRUMP isn’t causing anything the dem. are PRESIDENT TRUMP is just tryingto do what he sad he would do and thats to protect american lives and stopping illegals from coming here ansd destroying our country like they’ve done their own …so go TRUMP if they are not here legal get rid of them and start with daca

  • Dorothy Witter
    Posted January 10, 2019 2:41 pm 0Likes

    The border workers agree with the President,and I agree with him.

  • Jacqueline Walker
    Posted January 10, 2019 5:27 pm 0Likes

    Build the Wall and secure our borders against illegals, criminals and drugs.

  • Jay
    Posted April 12, 2019 8:05 pm 0Likes

    President Trump is absolutely right about a Border Crisis! I laughed out loud when he said because of the horrible Immigration policies, the “Catch & Release” law was causing them to release hundreds of Illegals into our country. He planned on sending them to the Sanctuary Cities, since they like to protect Illegals from the ICE Officers. Of course it is probably illegal to do that, but is a really good idea! Any city that puts illegals above American Citizens deserve to be overrun with illegals and have to feed, cloth, provide Medical assistance and HOUSE! Much to my dismay, my city is one of them and that is probably why our Property Taxes are going out of sight, because they have to provide all those things! We have American Citizens who are suffering and need help, but they had rather take care of Illegals, which more than likely include criminals, gang members, human trafficikers, drug dealers and you name it! How stupid can you get???

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