WaPo: Actually, Trump Is Right. There Is A Crisis At The Border

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 1:12 PM
WaPo: Actually, Trump Is Right. There Is A Crisis At The Border

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

After having a momentary panic attack (for some odd reason), the media aired President Trump’s nine-minute address to the nation, where he addressed the crisis at the border. Migrant children have died. The facilities holding these migrants are becoming overwhelmed. It’s a problem. Everyone knows it, except the liberal media. The growing humanitarian crisis aside, the liberal media being serially wrong is becoming a hallmark characteristic of an industry that has become an opposition press to Republicans. Bloated with progressives still sour over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, they have time and again been proven utterly wrong in their reporting from this White House. From bashing Trump for not visiting the troops on Christmas to saying how he’s the first president since Bush 41 to not take questions on his first trip to China, the press has become so bloodied by all the rake-stepping they’ve become an unrecognizable mess. Obama didn’t take questions on his first trip. Yeah, remember him? Also, Trump visited the troops in Iraq on Christmas Day. These people suck—and they always will. But it’s especially embarrassing when you can’t report on Trump feeding koi fish accurately (yes, that happened) or that a lot of Trump’s immigration enforcement measures, like separating the kids and adults upon arrest at the border, are actually a continuation of Obama-era policies. And yes, the Border Patrol shot tear gas into cords of migrants when he was president. 

Now, there is a crisis at the border. And once again, they’re wrong. And to make this fail even more delicious, here’s CNN and others saying there is no crisis. CNN’s is even more embarrassing because you have the hosts saying no crisis, while the network’s chyron says otherwise. The Washington Free Beacon did their magic as usual: 

Oh, and this isn’t right-wing propaganda. The New York Times and The Washington Post both ran stories about the crisis…at…the border. Now, the Times took some shots at the Trump administration. It wouldn’t be the Times if they didn’t, but the Post got to the heart of the matter[emphasis mine]:

In 2015, the year President Trump launched his White House bid with a promise to build a wall on the Mexico border, illegal migration to the United States plunged 31 percent, falling near its lowest level in 50 years.

Security experts saw a success, but Trump looked at the border and saw something ominous: “rapists,” “criminals” and other predators lurking on the other side. 

In 2017, Trump’s first year in office, he continued to insist on the urgent need for a border wall, even as illegal crossings dropped further.

With parts of the federal government shut down over what has morphed into the defining symbol of Trump’s presidency, administration officials are clamoring louder than ever. Only this time, they face a bona fide emergency on the border, and they’re struggling to make the case there’s truly a problem.

Record numbers of migrant families are streaming into the United States, overwhelming border agents and leaving holding cells dangerously overcrowded with children, many of whom are falling sick. Two Guatemalan children taken into U.S. custody died in December.

In a letter to lawmakers Friday, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security made a fresh appeal to amend immigration laws they denounce as “legal loopholes” and blame for creating a “border security and humanitarian crisis.” But the chance of reaching consensus for such technical fixes to U.S. immigration statutes is growing more remote, buried by the pitched battle over a structure new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calls “immoral.”

The wall is not immoral, nor is it controversial. But these are the sides. One side, Trump, wants to secure the border and wants some money, the equivalent of a rounding error in terms of congressional budgeting, for a wall. The Democrats want to use the humanitarian crisis to hurt the Trump White House and fight him at all costs because that’s what the unhinged, frothing ignoramuses that infest their base want. House Democrats certainly aren’t forking over money for a wall. They’re going to weaponize migrant deaths in order to push lax immigration measures. That’s not going to happen. Once again, the Left is on the pro-illegal alien side of a shutdown that they tried to pull with DACA recipients. It didn’t work. 

Trump cannot cave on this. This is a key campaign promise and a test to his base concerning whether he has the strength to take on the mighty Democrat-media complex and its allies. Until then, the government is shut down. Oh, those poor, poor government workers, said by no one.