Donald Trump promised if he was elected that he would build a wall or fence along the US-Mexico border and increase border security to stop the invasion of illegal aliens. Many reports and people I know say that the promise of building the border wall and stopping illegal immigration was one of the main reasons Trump was elected.
From the moment Trump was elected, Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and then House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, announced that they would do everything possible to stop Donald Trump from carrying out his many campaign promises.
For two years, Republicans controlled both the House and Senate and did help Trump fulfill many of those campaign promises, like tax reform. However, due to the impotence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republicans failed to repeal or replace Obamacare.
One of the last major campaign promises made by Trump was the building of the border wall. In December 2018, the House, still under Republican control, passed a spending bill that included $5.7 billion towards the funding on the border wall, but McConnel failed to get the same measure passed in the Senate. A couple days later, the government shutdown.
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Democrats refuse to fund the border wall and point the blame at President Trump for the 800,000 federal employees not getting a paycheck. At the same time, Trump is pointing the finger of blame at Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats. Personally, I blame McConnell for failing to do his job and I blame Democrats for refusing to protect the country and American citizens from an invasion of illegal aliens, of which some are harden criminals, gang members and possible terrorists. I also blame Democrats for valuing illegal aliens more than they value American citizens.
The true anti-American nature of Democrats was just revealed when Pelosi quickly rejected Trump’s offer of compromise to offer protection of DACA recipients and another 300,000 illegals on another program. Trump has shown he is willing to work with and compromise with Democrats, but according to Pelosi, it’s her way or no way, regardless of the damage that is done.
Regardless of who you believe, Democrats and the mainstream media continue to tell the public that the majority of Americans are against the building of the border wall. Is that true?
According to one, if not the most reliable polls around, Rasmussen Reports:
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the construction of a wall is likely to slow or stop illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely to work. Forty-five percent (45%) say a border wall is unlikely to slow or stop illegal immigration, including 27% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”
“Politics naturally plays a big part in voter perceptions. While 81% of Republicans and 50% of voters not affiliated with either major party say a border wall is likely to work, 70% of Democrats consider that unlikely.”
“Sixty-eight percent (68%) of all voters say illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today, and 43% think the government isn’t doing enough about it. Rasmussen Reports will update these numbers tomorrow.”
Additionally, the media and Democrats keep telling the public that none of the land owners along the border want a border wall built on their property. This appears to be another political lie, according to Brian Kolfage and We Build the Wall Inc.
Brian sent out an email that read in part:
WE ARE BUILDING THE WALL!!! Do NOT listen to the LYING liberal media!
We have changed mission from we Fund the wall to we BUILD the wall. We will build the wall mile by mile for HALF the cost. We have private landowners lining up to get the wall built!
I WILL NOT TAKE A PENNY IN SALARY OR COMPENSATION FOR MY WORK
Please spread the word! we are BUILDING IT! and OPT IN! Click Here
Seems there are plenty of land owners who do want a border wall built on their property.
The bottom line is that Democrats and the mainstream media are lying about the border wall. They are lying about how many Americans want the wall, how many private land owners on the border want the wall and they are lying about their reasons for opposing the border wall.
Democrats want hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to flood the nation. Some Democrats, like Beto O’Rourke are already pushing legislation to let all non-citizens vote. Democrat controlled states like California and Oregon have already passed laws that automatically register anyone to vote just by obtaining or renewing a state driver’s license. That’s why they oppose the border wall, because if they can’t win elections legally, they’ll win them as dishonestly and unpatriotically as they can.
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