While many residents near the southern border insist that there's no crisis or immediate danger—with illegal immigration at an all-time low—it hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from shutting down the government for three weeks and counting until Democrats agree to fund a $5 billion border wall that the majority of the public doesn't want.
To bolster his case, Trump addressed the nation live from the Oval Office for the first time, in which he repeated the same talking points and offered no new information on when federal workers could expect to return to their jobs.
Though people think the "humanitarian crisis" is being inflated to build support for Trump's vanity project, the gun law reform group March for Our Lives has recut the Oval Office speech to address an all-too-real American crisis: Mass shootings.
Trump has got it twisted — the real national emergency is the consistent American gun violence terrorizing us every… https://t.co/QOB4CB3uWi— March For Our Lives (@March For Our Lives) 1547176411.0
As Trump laments about "a crisis of the heart, of the soul, of our broken system," the video shows children evacuating their schools and parents weeping outside.
Founded by young survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last year, March for our Lives took the nation by storm and immediately became one of the emblems of gun reform in the United States.
Many were moved by the video.
@AMarch4OurLives This is so great ❤️❤️❤️— Tread (@Tread) 1547209027.0
@AMarch4OurLives AMEN!!!!!!— NancyL (@NancyL) 1547176596.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change Gun violence is the true national emergency.— Laura Simpson (@Laura Simpson) 1547179205.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change If thoughts and prayers are good enough of a response from the GOP for gun violence i… https://t.co/nGSpEDAnkG— Stefanie and Adam (@Stefanie and Adam) 1547177185.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change 100 gun deaths every single day in the USA. 60 - 70 gun deaths in 2017 in England an… https://t.co/YkaVZThR7e— SavannahGirl (@SavannahGirl) 1547196864.0
@AMarch4OurLives This is just awesome— Marcia Walteres (@Marcia Walteres) 1547182781.0
People knew what the real crisis was.
And it's not at the southern border, but nationwide.
@AMarch4OurLives @Sarahchadwickk Such a joke. Since day one with the “travel ban”, this joke of a president coul… https://t.co/zK6p8FSrHc— PattyB (@PattyB) 1547176919.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change If mowing down twenty 6 year olds isn’t a National Emerency - what is ?! 💔— rainbow charrua (@rainbow charrua) 1547196847.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change Wish he could be this concerned about the overwhelming gun violence this country is s… https://t.co/sVoV2sWu9r— Bina (@Bina) 1547178567.0
@AMarch4OurLives Exactly, the hypocrite #POTUS knows very well that #GunViolence is a real National Emergency but P… https://t.co/PuqSFfOF9C— Francois X (@Francois X) 1547179135.0
The emergency resides in the White House as well.
@AMarch4OurLives @acsadvice Actually, the real emergency is HIM!— JayemH (@JayemH) 1547193999.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change #PresidentialFAILURE #DumpTrumpAndTheWallHeRodeInOn No, you are wrong. The REAL natio… https://t.co/MwwRgkf1Am— DigiKatt Shaw (@DigiKatt Shaw) 1547198365.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change Trump IS twisted!— Randi Ellenport (@Randi Ellenport) 1547211565.0
@AMarch4OurLives @Emma4Change The real national emergency is #DonaldTrump terrorizing is every single day.— Patricia S. ⎊ (@Patricia S. ⎊) 1547179856.0
@AMarch4OurLives He is the real national emergency #ImpeachTrumpNow— isolda (@isolda) 1547216161.0
Trump is expected to declare a national emergency at the border anyway.