WASHINGTON. The intellectualoids of both left and right contend that President Donald J. Trump lacks rhetorical finesse and tact. In other words, he is bluntly honest.But President Trump, in his first Oval Office address to the nation, declared war on illegal immigration and challenged Congress to deal with it. Now.
President Trump Ratchets up the pressure on Congress
In typical partisan fashion, the major broadcast and cable networks actively debated whether to run Trump’s first-ever Oval Office address, but finally decided to do so. Along with a Democrat Party rebuttal, of course. In his brief, approximately 8-minute address, President Trump dealt directly with the decades-old invasion that still proceeds unchecked at our southern border.
Noting that a total of 156,000 Allied troops landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944, the president stated that during his short tenure in office he has waged a major battle against a significantly larger criminal element invading our shores.
“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.”
Cites Democrat’s support for cop killers
Trump brought attention to the tragic, under-reported death of Ronil Singh, a 33-year-old police officer in Newman, Sanctuary California. Singh was allegedly shot dead by Mexican illegal alien Gustavo Perez Arriaga.
“The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country,” said Trump.
A form of economic warfare
In his address, President Trump also observed that another, more subtle form of violence associated with illegal immigration is economic.
“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.”
Trump pointed out that his modest demand for $5 billion in funding from Congress for a border wall with Mexico, which Democrats have refused to consider, has led to the partial government shutdown. He correctly blamed the ongoing lack of compromise on the Democrats’ intransigence and unwillingness to actually negotiate. The resulting shutdown is now in its third week.
Oval Office address ID’s who’s at fault for the ongoing border crisis
To build his case for protecting the safety, security and jobs of all Americans, President Trump aimed a portion of his speech at his well-heeled Democrat opponents. Chief among them are lifetime politicians like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose net worth OpenSecrets.org estimates to be $100.6 million and $948,522 respectively.
“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 [for] the politicians to do nothing and to continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”
Getting back to the families victimized by Washington’s unofficial open-border policy with Mexico, Trump said:
“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?”
Stepping up to the challenge
So with that, at the conclusion of his address, the president challenged Americans from coast to coast to flood the congressional switchboard with calls supporting his position.
“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.”
Dumb and Dumber respond
Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi provided the “Dumb and Dumber” response to the president’s Oval Office address. The pained look on their faces spoke volumes. They unwittingly evinced the condescending weariness of clueless politicians who cringe upon hearing the booming voice representing America’s forgotten, God-and-gun-clinging flyover country Deplorables.
Those important telephone number to call are:
US House of Representatives: (202) 225-3121
US Senate: (202) 224-3121
Video of the President’s address
Finally, for those who missed it, the following is a YouTube video of President Trump’s complete Oval Office address.
Top Image: President Trump delivers first Oval Office address. PBS News Hour screen capture.