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 single day.
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) January 11, 2019
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.
This is so great ❤️❤️❤️
— Tread (@treadworthy) January 11, 2019
— NancyL (@PupRsq) January 11, 2019
Gun violence is the true national emergency.
— Laura Simpson (@Lascatz) January 11, 2019
If thoughts and prayers are good enough of a response from the GOP for gun violence it's good enough for the border
— Budgielove (@StefanieandAdam) January 11, 2019
100 gun deaths every single day in the USA. 60 – 70 gun deaths in 2017 in England and Wales, population nearly 70 million. Within a year after the ONLY mass school shooting in the UK in 1996, handguns were effectively made illegal, and there have been NO mass shootings since.
— SavannahGirl (@Idontphotoshop) January 11, 2019
This is just awesome
— Marcia Walteres (@MarciaWalteres) January 11, 2019
People knew what the real crisis was.
And it’s not at the southern border, but nationwide.
Such a joke. Since day one with the “travel ban”, this joke of a president couldn’t care less about the true threats to our country.
— PattyB (@pbcatlover) January 11, 2019
If mowing down twenty 6 year olds isn’t a National Emerency – what is ?! 💔
— rainbow charrua (@rainbowcharrua) January 11, 2019
Wish he could be this concerned about the overwhelming gun violence this country is suffering on a daily basis. Interesting how he glosses over the people who are murdered st the hands of lunatics with guns but bitches and moans about the trumped up immigration crisis…hmmm!
— Bina (@BinaHopkins) January 11, 2019
— Francois X (@FrancoisXman) January 11, 2019
The emergency resides in the White House as well.
Actually, the real emergency is HIM!
— JayemH (@JackieHeg) January 11, 2019
— DigiKatt Shaw (@DigiKatt) January 11, 2019
Trump IS twisted!
— Randi Ellenport (@RandeyeGE) January 11, 2019
The real national emergency is #DonaldTrump terrorizing is every single day.
— Patricia S. ⎊ (@Field_Trish) January 11, 2019
Trump is expected to declare a national emergency at the border anyway.