Trump Defends Wall, Reminds Democrats What’s Actually ‘Immoral’ About Border Situation

On Monday, President Donald Trump punched back amid Democrats’ opposition regarding a southern border wall.

“They now say it is immoral,” Trump said of the wall and Democrats. “[B]ut it is far more immoral for people to be dying.”

Trump seemed to refer to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling the border wall “immoral” during a press conference:

“Most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive. And the president said he promised it. He also promised Mexico would pay for it. So even if they did, it’s immoral still, and then they’re not going to pay for it.”

The comments from Trump and Pelosi came amid outrage over the deaths of two children who were in Border Patrol’s custody at the southern border.

Those deaths, his administration has argued, were the result of a flawed immigration system maintained by Democrats’ inaction in Congress.

Earlier this month, angel mom Mary Ann Mendoza blasted Pelosi for refusing to build a wall.

“Not one more American life needs to be lost at the hands of an illegal alien criminal in this country,” she said.

Mendoza, whose son died at the hands of an illegal immigrant, asked Pelosi:

“I want to ask Nancy Pelosi a question, and I hope she hears this: How much would the cost of the wall mean to you, Nancy, if it could be predicted that a loved one of yours would be saved two years from now because that wall was built?”

Trump has also repeatedly harped on the crime and other problems created by mass illegal immigration. Under his administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has made a concerted effort to catch gang members and immigrants with criminal records.

House Democrats planned to try to end the current government shutdown on Thursday, but that seemed unlikely, as they intended to ignore Trump’s request for $5 billion in border wall funding.

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), indicated to Politico that the Senate wouldn’t sign off on a measure like that given the near certainty that the president would veto.

“It’s simple: The Senate is not going to send something to the president that he won’t sign,” Stewart said.

As IJR Red noted, Trump ditched his holiday plans to stay in the nation’s capital and negotiate a deal on immigration. In tweets posted on Monday, he reiterated his demand that Democrats return from vacation to discuss border security.

“I campaigned on Border Security, which you cannot have without a strong and powerful Wall,’ he also said.

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Sherri Perkins
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Sherri Perkins

Mr President The Great State of Tennessee Passed a Law That Went into Effect Today Ther Will Be No Sanctuary Cities For Illegal Aliens Here, I am So Happy To Say!

MariaRose
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MariaRose

It would be nice if the Democrats did something better than pontifying, especially since their present-day attitude is mainly based on a hatred of Trump versus caring about how the taxpayers want their taxes spent.

Arlene Wuske
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Arlene Wuske

Every time I want o travel to Australia, Russia and other countries, I had to pay for a Visa. I wasn’t even trying to live there. I had to be legal to enter.

Amy Clark Carpenter
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Amy Clark Carpenter

It only became immoral to the Dems when Trump campaigned on it. Every one of them should have to explain why they don’t support something they so strongly supported before President Trump became president.

TOM
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TOM

They should also have to explain why when they were for securing the southern border that they did nothing to make it happen.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

What’s immoral? Welcoming hordes of people who WILL be parasites on the productive when the world is shifting towards automation as a step towards eliminating jobs for the unskilled/uneducated. Even produce pickers/fast food workers are being replaced by technology and automation. Because…..technology and costs. You can’t amortize/depreciate workers but you… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Old tech. Enhanced. Ask Israel or The Vatican how well walls work as part of an active system. Ask how well the Berlin Wall worked for 28 years (of course it was also part of a system).

TOM
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TOM

I don’t know if you ever “experience” the Berlin wall, however I did. The Berlin wall never stopped anyone from crossing. (East German) Guards with orders to shoot to kill stopped every one who was not faster than a bullet.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Notice the “part of a system”?

Screwtape
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Screwtape

So you’re saying you outran a bullet? I’ve VISITED that wall, but did not have that “experience”.
Hmm, “experience” is a useful term. e.g. so many “experienced” Parkland but aren’t actually survivors.

It sounds like a Disney ride.

Raymond Reid
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Raymond Reid

If a “wall” is immoral, then so are the border checkpoints, the immigration policy, and the visa policy. If the policies are moral, then so is the wall.

Robert Hanika
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Robert Hanika

the democraps want to do away with any border security, build the wall

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