President Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report

President Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report

President Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report
Trump also used the statement from Mueller’s office to condemn the media at large, stating that the “mainstream media has truly lost its credibility.” Continue reading President Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report

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PRESIDENT Trump’s First Oval Office address; declares a ‘growing humanitarian and security crisis’ on the US – MEXICO border

PRESIDENT Trump’s First Oval Office address; declares a ‘growing humanitarian and security crisis’ on the US – MEXICO border

Donald Trump’s first Oval Office address to the nation last night was, as many predicted in advance, driven by false and misleading claims. It was also, as many predicted in advance, dull and repetitious. The president did not declare a national emergency; rather, he cycled through his deck of familiar anti-immigration talking points, doubled down on his border-wall plans, and moved the needle not a jot on his deadlocked negotiations with congressional Democrats. As Adam Sneed, an editor at CityLab, tweeted, the address was “The national political equivalent of a meeting that could’ve been an email.” Continue reading PRESIDENT Trump’s First Oval Office address; declares a ‘growing humanitarian and security crisis’ on the US – MEXICO border

Donald Trump’s Failure to Address the Real Crisis at the Border

Donald Trump’s Failure to Address the Real Crisis at the Border

On Friday, a few hours after insisting that the government shutdown could last “months or even years” if Democrats in Congress refused to fund a border wall, Donald Trump offered an even more immediate warning. He was willing, he said, to declare a national emergency in order to build it. For the past two weeks, the President and top members of his Administration have been making their case, citing a “border crisis” and threats to American sovereignty and security, while blaming the usual suspects for the incursion, from MS-13 and the migrant caravan to Nancy Pelosi and liberal judges. “The crisis is not going away,” the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, wrote on Twitter. “It is getting worse.”

The irony, in light of the continuing political deadlock, is that Nielsen and the President are right about the current situation. There is an immigration crisis at the border—it’s just not the one the President keeps talking about. In the last half decade, while immigration at the U.S. border has dropped significantly compared with earlier years, the profile of migrants has changed in ways that the U.S. immigration system has never been designed to address. Instead of young men and seasonal workers, most of whom migrated from Mexico, the majority of people now arriving are asylum-seeking families and children from Central America. Continue reading Donald Trump’s Failure to Address the Real Crisis at the Border