Ted Cruz Slams ‘Out of Touch’ Dems for ‘Adamantly’ Opposing Wall After Trump’s ‘Valuable’ Border Visit

President Donald Trump traveled to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday in hopes of gaining more support for his proposed $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to curb illegal immigration, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) showed up in defense of border security.

The Republican senator of a border state said President Trump’s visit to the southern border was “valuable,” while also slamming Democrats for being “out of touch.”

In day-21 of the partial government shutdown, there still seems to be no negotiation between the president and congressional leaders on legislation that includes border wall funding.

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Speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Cruz spoke about the situation at the border and how there are “real human tragedies” at the southern border with families affected by illegal immigration.

He suggested Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Speaker forced the shutdown because “they are so adamantly opposed to securing the border,” adding “that’s really out of touch and it’s not where the American people are.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was also present at the southern border.

The president gave advice to the two senators to “‘stay strong,’ and we will,” Cornyn told Hannity, “We’re not going to fold.”

“This is not just about economic migrants, this is about illegal drugs, it’s about human trafficking, it’s about crime,” Cornyn said, mentioning how the president’s visit helped bring more light to the situation at the border.

Cruz said Democrats “try to clock their support for open borders by saying it’s compassionate,” adding that “it’s not compassionate to want even a single little boy or a single little girl in the custody of human traffickers.”

“You know what the compassionate thing to do is?” Cruz said. “Secure this border and stop illegal immigration.”

Cruz pointed out how Schumer and other Democrats previously voted for $40 billion for border security when they voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 which had constructed 700 miles of fencing along the border — which shows that “their objection is pure politics. They hate the president.”

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After his visit to McAllen, Texas, where he attended a roundtable discussion, President Trump also slammed Democrats for opposing him for “political” reasons, as IJR Red reported.

Appearing on “Hannity,” the president said: “It’s not a money thing, it’s a political thing.”

“They’ll do whatever they can to win,” President Trump said about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and other Democrats not wanting to allow him a win with following through with his campaign promise, as Democrats are “not feeling too good” about the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign race.

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As the division in Washington, D.C., continues, by the end of the day, the partial government shutdown would be the longest shutdown in history.


  1. Trump and fellow Republicsns should also slam the over 30 dems who went on a junket to Puerto Rico with a bunch of lobbyists instead of working on a solution to the shutdown! The Fake News media sure the hell is not saying anything about the junket.

  2. Can anyone explain the basis of Trump’s belief the Democrats “are not felling good” about 2020? It can’t be the lack of Dem candidates that want to run against him. Can’t be Parscale’s celebration of Trump’s record high approval rating of 1 poll indicating 44%–his average disapproval still has him underwater by double digits. And it can’t be the blue wave in the midterms. Dems flipped 40 House seats, 7 governorships, 6 state legislative chambers & > 300 state Sen & House seats.

    1. You’re reading the wrong polls. The Business Insider has Trump’s approval increasing over this Mexican standoff (excuse the pun….not!!!) And just to remind you, the BI was one of the few polls that predicted Trump’s victory. I know the density of your skull will never absorb such facts, so enjoy your fantasy while it lasts. BTW, WTF does your comment have to do with border security and Democrats on a warm weather boondoggle? What is it about gaining Senate seats constitutes a “blue wave”?

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