Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Your fake news media in action! – President Trump gave a 9 minute speech on the need for ramped-up border security Tuesday night, and in response, the Associated Press disgraced itself with a “report” on the speech that is so biased that it reads like the work of a 14 year-old writing for the local jr. high newspaper.
The AP report’s very first sentence claims that the President’s speech “was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas”. The word “dark” has long been one of the fake media/Democrat coalition’s favorite words to describe any proposal or language coming from any GOP president going all the way back to Ronald Reagan. It obviously polls well for them.
The third paragraph of the AP piece dutifully recites the Democrats’ top-line talking point, accusing the President of “appealing to ‘fear, not facts’ and manufacturing a border crisis for political gain.” The AP makes no attempt to analyze the accuracy – or lack thereof – of those accusations by Democrats. Because of course it doesn’t.
The fifth paragraph is an ode to the Democrat talking points on the partial government “shutdown” which really isn’t a shutdown at all, stating that Mr. Trump “addressed the nation as the shutdown stretched through its third week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay and some congressional Republicans growing increasingly jittery about the spreading impact of the impasse.”
Fact: No federal employee has at this point missed a paycheck due to this “shutdown.” Not one.
Paragraph #7 accuses the President’s re-election campaign of raising money related to the border crisis, as if that is something unusual. Politicians of both parties regularly use major public events and crises as events to send out fundraising letters. It happens all the time, and is hardly a newsworthy event. The AP would have never dreamed of mentioning this during the Obama years.
Paragraphs #9, #10 and #11 recite more Democrat talking points. You can read them for yourself.
Paragraph #12 is a doozy: “In his dire address, Trump ticked off a string of statistics and claims to make his case that there is a crisis at the border, but a number of his statements were misleading, such as saying the new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall, or suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime.”
Note the use of the word “dire”, an editorial comment that has no place in a “news” report. Then there’s the claim that the President was “misleading” in accurately stating that the new trade deal with Mexico will in fact pay for the wall, which it will do many times over in the coming years. That trade agreement is far more favorable to the U.S. than NAFTA, and will have a significant stimulative impact on the U.S. economy. The AP is lying here, plain and simple.
That final passage, “suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime” is yet another AP lie. An outright, intentional misleading of its audience. First, the President NEVER claims that “immigrants” are “more likely to commit crime.” Never. Not one time.
President Trump does, however, claim that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are more likely to commit crime in the U.S., which is unarguably true, and which Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have also correctly pointed out during their careers. The AP is fully aware of this unarguable FACT, but of course omits it from its fake reporting.
Paragraph #13 is another doozy of fake-newsery. First sentence: “Trump, who has long railed against illegal immigration at the border, has recently seized on humanitarian concerns to argue there is a broader crisis that can only be solved with a wall.” In fact, candidate Donald Trump “seized” on humanitarian concerns over the border crisis throughout his 2015 and 2016 presidential campaign. Time after time after time, in dozens of campaign rallies all across the country.
Somehow, the AP missed it. Go figure.
Second sentence: “But critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.” “Critics” = Democrats. More talking points, which the AP makes no attempt to analyze in the editorial fashion it reserves for Republicans.
Paragraph #14 accuses the President of using “emotional language” to describe horrific murders and rapes committed in recent years by illegal immigrants, crimes the AP has done its best to studiously ignore, like the recent murder of a California law enforcement officer by an illegal immigrant who had been given sancutary by the Democrat Party’s policies in that state.
Paragraph #15 repeats the outright deception about “immigrants” being less likely to commit crimes, leaving out the word “illegal”, which the AP knows is the true focus of the President’s concerns.
In between those last two paragraphs is a chart that shows the yearly apprehensions along our Southwest border. This chart was published in early 2018 by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. It shows that border apprehensions fell dramatically during President Trump’s first year in office, as potential immigrants became discouraged at the loss of the Obama Administration’s welcoming hand. The AP dishonestly presents this as some sort of proof that there is no crisis at our border.
What the AP report studiously ignores is the well-documented reality that border apprehensions rose dramatically during 2018, as leftist groups in the U.S. ramped up their efforts to organize caravans of immigrants to assault the border. Indeed, apprehensions in May, 2018 were 400% higher than those recorded in April, 2017.
That’s a crisis.
The rest of the AP report is equally disgraceful, but I’m running out of space here.
Our reality is this: There is indeed a crisis at our Southern border. It exists due to 30 years of idiotic open borders policies enacted by a succession of globalist presidents working with pliable congresses, supported by a string of court decisions issued by lawless leftist federal judges. The result of all of that horrific policy-making and court-deciding is that, once illegal immigrants cross into our country it is now virtually impossible for our government to send them back to their home country.
The leaders of the Democrat Party love this situation – despite all of the human- and drug-trafficking and massive human misery that comes along with it – because they view these new illegal aliens as a gigantic future voting bloc. Many U.S. business interests love this situation because they enjoy the cheap labor. It’s cynical and disgraceful and it is destroying our society.
The only way to effectively combat the situation is to prevent the waves from entering the country in the first place, because once they are here, very few are ever returning home. The most effective way to prevent their entry is with a wall, plain and simple.
This is a crisis the Democrats and establishment Republicans have created, and it is a crisis President Trump was elected to resolve.
Our fake news media will never tell you any of this, because none of it is in the approved narrative they’ve coordinated with the Democrats in Washington. But this is our reality, and it is simply unsustainable.
God Bless President Trump for trying to do something about it.
That is all.
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