Jordan Fabian – President Trump on Wednesday said he may declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build a border wall if spending talks fail, raising the stakes for negotiations set to resume later in the day.
“I think we might work a deal, and if we don’t we might go that route,” Trump told reporters during a bill signing in the Oval Office.
The president said he has the “absolute right” to declare an emergency, even though some legal scholars and Democratic lawmakers say he does not.
Trump added that his “threshold” for declaring a national emergency is if he cannot reach a deal with congressional Democrats, who have rejected his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading “No deal from DEMs and Trump will issue “emergency declaration””
Sean Adl-Tabatabai – President Trump has slammed the hypocrisy shown by Democrats as they continue to block his attempts at funding the US-Mexico border wall.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday, asking why former President Barack Obama “gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars,” yet the Democratic Party continues to oppose the $5 billion needed to secure the country’s border.
Breitbart.com reports: “The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?” Trump asked on Twitter. Continue reading “Trump: Obama Gave $150 Billion To Iran, Democrats Won’t Pay $5b For Border Wall”
Tyler Durden – President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement on Thursday afternoon, stating during a speech in Richfield, Ohio dedicated to Trump’s infrastructure week, that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of ISIS and the need to defend US borders and rebuild crumbling infrastructure: “We’re coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.” Others like Russia perhaps?
The US spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, Trump said, describing how the US would build schools only for insurgents to destroy them, while there was no funding to build schools in Ohio: “We build a school, they blow it up. We rebuild the school, they haven’t blown it up yet, but they will.”
Continue reading “Trump: “We’re Coming Out Of Syria Very Soon; Others Can Take Care Of It Now””
Mark Patricks – As the September deadline approached for the government to find a solution to the rapidly encroaching debt ceiling (the fixed limit permissible for the government to borrow funds to keep itself operating), President Trump found himself confronted with two options.
Senators in his own party, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wished to make a deal that would have granted aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas by tying the money to a $2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling, with no commitments to any hardline, long-term spending reforms. For President Trump, this meant that his plans for tax reform would have been up in the air, his long-promised wall on the southern border of the U.S. would have to be delayed, and Congress wouldn’t be committed to any more Trump-related agenda items until after the 2018 midterm elections; essentially, the most important policies of his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) campaign promises would have to be pushed off for 18 months in order to make the deal and get necessary flood aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading “Is President Trump Turning Away from the Republican Party?”
American Action News – It looks like Hispanics are far more conservative on immigration than Democrats thought: a huge majority of them back President Donald Trump’s plans to combat illegal immigration.
The surprising poll, conducted McLaughlin and Associates, showed that 56 percent of Latinos approve of Trump’s plan to deport criminal illegal aliens—while just 31 percent don’t.
Majorities of Republicans, independents, and even Democrats also support Trump’s plan on deportation.
Continue reading “Shocking Number of Hispanics Support Trump’s Immigration Ban”