The president’s contentious address on border security two nights ago has also been derided as one based on lies and racism.
He emphasized the need for a wall along our nation’s southern border, suggesting at one point that it was morally imperative.
“Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes?” he said. “They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 9, 2019
The president’s discussions with Democrats yesterday failed, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who said Trump “slammed the table” and “just walked out” after being told Democrats would not pay for a border wall. Republicans said otherwise, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying that “what [Schumer] described the meeting to be was totally different than what took place.”