The American people chose Donald Trump – the ultimate political outsider – to be their president in 2016 and solve problems affecting hardworking taxpayers. They understood that the out-of-touch political elites were no longer listening to them or addressing the issues they care about most. One of those issues is our nation’s ongoing illegal immigration crisis.
For more than 20 years, Washington politicians on both sides of the aisle – like former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. – never seriously made dealing with illegal immigration a priority. They talked about the problem, but never solved it.
In contrast, President Trump is now doing everything in his power to secure the border and end the partial government shutdown. He worked over Christmas while Nancy Pelosi vacationed in Hawaii. He is planning a trip to the border on Thursday to hear more from Border Patrol officers on the ground. And he addressed the nation Tuesday to make his excellent case to the American people.
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The president made clear in his address to the nation from the Oval Office that he is determined to confront this crisis at the border now by offering noble, commonsense solutions that the professionals on the border are asking for.
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