President Trump, in “red line” Obama-like fashion, caved on his promise to close the border if Mexico didn’t stop the inflow of migrants.
President Trump has punted on his plans for closing the southern border, telling a group of reporters on Thursday that he will give Mexico a year to stop the flow of migrants and drugs into the US. If they fail on either count, Trump will either slap tariffs on Mexican-made cars or close the border entirely.
“You know I will do it. I don’t play games…so we’re doing it to stop people. We’re gonna give them a one year warning, and if the drugs don’t stop, or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars. The whole ballgame is cars….and if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border.”
It was unclear whether an agreement with Congressional Democrats would also be a condition for the border closure, after Trump said Tuesday that Congress needed to get rid of chain migration, catch and release and the visa lottery and “do something about asylum” or he would still consider closing the border. “If Mexico doesn’t or we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border will be closed.”
You can’t make empty threats and expect people to take you seriously the same way next time. I’m not sure why President Trump thinks anyone is taking his word seriously on the border or will take it seriously next year either after pulling this crap. The border has arguably gotten worse since President Trump took office, seeing as there are record levels of people crossing illegally. And given that we are on pace for 1.5 million illegals crossing this year, he’s essentially saying he’s okay with that rate for an entire year. President Trump is either naive enough to think he can peacefully fix the immigration problem and keep the economy rolling, or simply does not have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done, which is escalate the means by which the border needs to be protected. If violent force or actually closing the border is never a serious option they will not take him seriously. Make no mistake about it, this an invasion, and we are entirely within our rights to protect ourselves. It is a tough choice, but we are in a time where we need a man who is willing to make the tough choice, not capitulate.
The economy is not the end all-be all. The economy is supposed to work at the behest of the PEOPLE of the country. If we don’t have a functioning society the economy doesn’t mean anything. And we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our way of life, our freedoms, or our security just so we can have some cars manufactured in Mexico and sold back to us. Anyone who is still on the free trade wagon at this point is simply a fool.
This is very disappointing; he has somewhat betrayed his base on this one. Sadly he knows that they will still vote for him because the alternative is far worse, and he’s playing that against us. If only he negotiated with Congress on immigration as hard as he was treating his base.
Like it or not, we are likely the generation that lived to see the pinnacle of the empire and the beginning of the hard dive of its decline. Empires rise and fall. The America you knew and grew up in cannot and will not be revived. The best that can probably happen at this point is hoping for a peaceful separation. The upside is there will likely be at least one Christian nation that forms from the remnants. My guess would be somewhere in the midwest.
Many will call this an exaggeration, but deep down most know that something is wrong. Our representatives do not work for us. Laws are simply ignored. Somehow we are told we have to fight in Syria, or defend Israel, but that for some reason we cannot protect our own borders when around 100,000 people a month invade illegally. Debt is at an all-time high. The US dollar as the reserve currency is in peril as superpowers like China and Russia get off it. Nobody can agree on anything. Multiculturalism is tearing apart any semblance of community or cohesion. The truth is hard to admit sometimes, but we would all be fools if we didn’t take it at face value and prepare accordingly.