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Trump's speech on border security, January 9th, 2019

By Patrick following x   2019 Jan 8, 7:08pm 1,402 views   39 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    




Actually pretty hard to find the link, as if the media is attempting to prevent you from seeing it...
1   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 8, 7:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So, what was your opinion of it?
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 8, 7:30pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He has a really good idea in this: write your Congressmen and tell then you want the wall funded. Especially if you are in a Democrat-controlled district.

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 8, 7:30pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MrMagic says
So, what was your opinion of it?


Pretty good speech, lays out the facts. Especially the fact that Democrats themselves supported the wall until Trump got elected.
4   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 8, 7:30pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Very Presidential.
5   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2019 Jan 8, 7:32pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Liked how he brought up the big walls at Politicians Houses, and gave an alternative reason for the Wall: To Protect those You Love.
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 8, 7:33pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Here is a transcript of Trump's speech tonight:

My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.

America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis - a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States - a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.

This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense.

The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year - vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

Sen. Chuck Schumer - who you will be hearing from later tonight - has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected President.

Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.

My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and re-opens the government.

This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited Congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?

To every member of Congress: Pass a bill that ends this crisis.

To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.

This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.

When I took the oath of office, I swore to protect our country. And that is what I will always do, so help me God.

Thank you and goodnight.


There, I feel I have become part of the true resistance by helping to make the speech available.
7   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 8, 7:35pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Especially the fact that Democrats themselves supported the wall until Trump got elected.


That was an important point. I wish he went one step further, to actually show the video clips of all the Dem leaders saying so.

I immediately turned on CNN after the Pelosi/Shumer clown show. The TDS over there was off the charts!!!
9   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 8, 7:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.

America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis -- a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States -- a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.

This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. It’s a tremendous problem. Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security. These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe. In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense.

The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year -- vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

Senator Chuck Schumer -- who you will be hearing from later tonight -- has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected President.

Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.
My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and re-opens the government.

This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited Congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?
To every member of Congress: Pass a bill that ends this crisis.
To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.

This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.

When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to protect our country. And that is what I will always do, so help me God. Thank you and goodnight.
10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 8, 7:42pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
He has a really good idea in this: write your Congressmen and tell then you want the wall funded. Especially if you are in a Democrat-controlled district.

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative


I have written my Congressmen and Senators to ask them to provide funding for the wall.
11   Strategist   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 8, 8:04pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Actually pretty hard to find the link, as if the media is attempting to prevent you from seeing it...


I missed Trump's speech, but thought CNN would have it. All I saw was the reaction from Pelosi and the democrats. he he he he he.
Now that's what I call true BIAS. he he he he he.
12   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (37)   2019 Jan 8, 8:55pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

If he wanted people to watch the speech, he should have had Melania deliver it in the nude.
13   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 8, 8:57pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Watched it live, loved it. He did put it straight to the point, government shutdown can be solved in a 45 minute meeting, all Democrats have to do is support Americas security.
14   REpro   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 8, 9:09pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        





Parents response.
15   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 8, 9:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It was a good speech.

Congress should approve some eye drops immediately before his right eye closes for good.

16   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (37)   2019 Jan 8, 9:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

He's sounding more like Liberace with every speech.
17   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Jan 8, 10:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
He's sounding more like Liberace with every speech.


You're saying it like it's a bad thing.
18   just_dregalicious   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 8, 10:18pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
Congress should approve some eye drops immediately before his right eye closes for good.


Funny, I was thinking the same thing about Schummer's left eye.
19   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2019 Jan 8, 10:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Has Mueller called anyone in the last couple of days with his latest evidence?

FortWayneIndiana says
support Americas security.


Ever hear of Republicans' 9/11, security at it's finest.

Repo@ 14
Rolling on the floor!
20   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2019 Jan 8, 10:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Still no pesos for the Wall? This speech should convince the Mexicans.

"President Donald Trump is about to discover the reverse side of Richard Neustadt’s famous observation that the most important presidential power is the power to persuade. Trump’s conduct as candidate and president long ago deprived him of any power to persuade anyone not already predisposed to support him."

"Trump’s 90 percent approval rating among Republicans mattered a lot more than his 39 percent approval rating among Americans in general."

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/trump-speech/579850/
23   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 9, 6:20am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.

Best line in this whole debate about the wall.
24   BayArea   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 7:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.

Best line in this whole debate about the wall.


Agreed, this is the line I take away from the speech.
25   Tenpoundbass   ignore (13)   2019 Jan 9, 8:24am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I like how the Democrat's rebuttal to Trump's wall is to tug at his supporter's heart strings over the promise he made.

They are trying to convince us that he made an empty promise he is not following through on, while outright telling him they wont fund the wall. And on top of that they have been nothing but obstructionists and have resisted Trump on every front.

How do they think this strategy of laughing at Trump for not following through on his campaign promises will be an effective one?

It just exposes how retarded they are so many levels.
26   Entitlemented   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 8:55am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I have had 2 friends overdose in the past 10 years on drugs likely supplied from down south.

People are more often driving around our end of street park, selling drugs at night, leaving abandoned cars. A car fled a police vehicle. We saw a drug dealer in a fancy SUV have a satchel of drugs - (drove by on bike). Local Police have brought gang unit to our park, and the next day the gangbangers were out furious that their grafitti had been covered up.

Overdoses from drugs are on the rise.

I dont want my daughter to have a 20 year old pusher sell her drugs.

That some of these people would use the sanctuary status is revolting. The increase of boldness in drug dealing has to be coupled with the sanctuary law.

I agree with Trump, but the Dems know that they will get more votes if they ignore the problem. The sanctuary policy lead to the death of this policeman in CA, but who know what else that criminal had done prior. If that deported criminal up in CA was willing to shoot and kill a policemen, hes willing to risk the lives of everyone else.

The dems are only thinking of demographics and filling their vote tallies in 2020. That they would risk the safety of US citizens to get more votes is frightening. This is modern Bolsheviskism?
27   Entitlemented   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 8:58am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Suggest a fast track for people with no record, and arrest of anyone who applies who is a wanted felon. We need to cure this drug epidemic, and we need to train and have civics classes in school, make it so that using drugs is so unpopular, its nearly as bad as being a Libertarian or Republican....:>
28   mell   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 9, 9:00am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wow. Great speech. Posted a part on faceborg. Let the TDS begin and run deep and hard through my leftoid friends. The issue they have is that there is simply no rebuttal to the coherent points Trump made. Which will anger them even more.
29   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 9, 9:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Just watched it. Excellent job President Trump.
30   LastMan   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 5:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

According to right leaning media, the speech was a smashing victory. According to left leaning media, the speech was a abysmal failure. The political divide has never been wider.
31   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 9, 5:57pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He’s right. The right and LEFT know it. But one side is opposing it because they know their side is direct beneficiaries of the open borders de facto policy.

If illegals and their off spring voted GOP, Pelosi would be erecting m134 towers with her own hands.
32   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 6:59pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
they know their side is direct beneficiaries of the open borders de facto policy.
I posted a YouTube of Stefan Molyneux's commentary on the speech in another thread and in the early part he responds to someone who said that immigration is bad for our country. He said not at all, it's very good for the Democratic party. If they thought all those illegal people coming across the border were going to join the Republican party, they'd build a wall that could be seen from outer space.
33   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 9, 7:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says
Goran_K says
they know their side is direct beneficiaries of the open borders de facto policy.
I posted a YouTube of Stefan Molyneux's commentary on the speech in another thread and in the early part he responds to someone who said that immigration is bad for our country. He said not at all, it's very good for the Democratic party. If they thought all those illegal people coming across the border were going to join the Republican party, they'd build a wall that could be seen from outer space.


It’s so transparent and obvious. The DNC is giving illegals a pass in exchange for votes just like the “new deal” and “great society” were a black vote grab.

Both blacks and illegals are doomed to generational poverty, high crime, and low wealth if they continue to deal with Democrats.
34   marcus   ignore (7)   2019 Jan 9, 7:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It would be amusing if it weren't so disturbing, and so typical of how politics works these day. Polarization and straw man nonsense !

You Trump supporters would love to paint a picture of democrats, that unlike you, don't believe in border security.

Most of us totally believe in it. The difference is I actually read and pay attention to facts. I believe that experts that spend full time on issues sometimes have insights far more practical and relevant than the bluster of Donald Trump.

FACT Increasing our southern border security has been an ongoing effort for many years with significant increases in what is spent both on maintaining, repairing and extending existing fences what Trump likes to cal HIS wall , but also increasing security personnel and all that go with them(vehicles helicopters etc).

Instead of working with congress (and sharing credit) for continued increasing of border security, Trump wants to make this a political spectacle and his great success. Does he have any experts that explain why his wall is the way to go ?

Does anyone even ask how many of the 2000 miles of border his 5.7 billion will cover ? Is this just a downpayment on something that's going to cost many 10s of billions ?

Is there a better way ? What do the experts think ? Are there really experts whose full time job has been thinking about Mexican border security for years ? Gee, I wonder what they think ?
35   marcus   ignore (7)   2019 Jan 9, 7:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Just remember, supporting your savior is far more important than learning anything.

$5 billion question: How border-security experts would spend money Trump wants for a wall

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/2019/01/08/wall-experts-give-best-ideas-5-billion-border-spending/2515167002/
36   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 7:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says
Goran_K says
they know their side is direct beneficiaries of the open borders de facto policy.
I posted a YouTube of Stefan Molyneux's commentary on the speech in another thread and in the early part he responds to someone who said that immigration is bad for our country. He said not at all, it's very good for the Democratic party. If they thought all those illegal people coming across the border were going to join the Republican party, they'd build a wall that could be seen from outer space.


Illegals can't vote.
37   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 9, 8:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
P N Dr Lo R says
Goran_K says
they know their side is direct beneficiaries of the open borders de facto policy.
I posted a YouTube of Stefan Molyneux's commentary on the speech in another thread and in the early part he responds to someone who said that immigration is bad for our country. He said not at all, it's very good for the Democratic party. If they thought all those illegal people coming across the border were going to join the Republican party, they'd build a wall that could be seen from outer space.


Illegals can't vote.


You know how easy it is to vote in CA as illegal? Especially now with Ballot Harvesting? Do you need me to spell it out for you in steps? Because it really is stupid easy, all it takes is desire to do so. And guess what illegals have very fast? Babies! And those children grow up and vote, their parents become citizens and vote, and they vote Democrat since they are dependent on them via tax dollar showers.
38   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 9, 9:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
Illegals can't vote
It's not the votes they want, it's their dependency on the state which is the life blood of the Democrats.
39   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 9, 10:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
Illegals can't vote.


Yeah, I'm sure illegals have never voted in California just like illegals don't use entitlement programs (according to Dems).

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