Skip to comments.As Midterm Vote Nears, Trump Reprises a Favorite Message: Fear Immigrants
Posted on 11/01/2018 6:26:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
WASHINGTON President Trumps closing argument is now clear: Build tent cities for migrants. End birthright citizenship. Fear the caravan. Send active-duty troops to the border. Refuse asylum.
Immigration has been the animating issue of the Trump presidency, and now with the possibility that Republicans could face significant losses in the midterm elections on Tuesday the president has fully embraced a dark, anti-immigrant message in the hope that stoking fear will motivate voters to reject Democrats.
In a rambling speech on Thursday afternoon that was riddled with falsehoods and vague promises to confront a crisis at the border, Mr. Trump used the official backdrop of the White House to step up his efforts to demonize a caravan of Central Americans that has been making its way through Mexico, assail Democrats, and promote a vision of the United States that would be better off with fewer immigrants.
The president said he had ordered troops to respond to any migrants in the caravan who throw rocks as if they were brandishing firearms, saying, I told them: Consider it a rifle. He said his government had already begun to construct massive cities of tents to imprison legal and illegal immigrants who try to enter the United States.
This is a defense of our country, Mr. Trump declared from a lectern in the Roosevelt Room before leaving the White House to attend a campaign rally in Missouri. We have no choice. We will defend our borders. We will defend our country.
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President Trump should come out and say that everyone in the caravan is welcome as long as they vote Republican..watch how fast the Dems build that wall!
Fear the Party of Crime....
Fear immigrants my rear. The message is illegal immigrants stay out.
The Democrats favorite message:
Fear White Men.
We shouldn’t fear immigrants.
We should fear WHITE PEOPLE.
I mean look at this nation they built. Everyone wants to come here. :(
Trump’s prospect for 2020 looks so good, I was thinking he’d win all states.
But now, I know it sounds extreme, but I’m thinking he might run unopposed.
Did these people think this garbage was actually intelligent when they wrote it?
No, not supporting poorly protected borders allowing a free flow of drugs which are devastating countless lives and in some cases entire communities, not supporting the flee flow of drug and other criminal cartels back and fourth across the border, violent criminals, etc. has nothing to do with “fearing immigration.” Got it?
Oh, this nonsense really wears thin after so much of it. These people are beyond belief.
L E G A L L Y
I’m just wondering, do they claim this is a “news” story, because I don’t think complaining about a president “assailing democrats” is news reporting. It’s pretty much a straight out DNC press release.
And it Works! You can tell by the Democrat response...crickets. They can call him a racist, but even the suburban white women don’t sympathize with the optic of an invading mob. Nobody wants to live in a 3rd world country including the 3rd world.
Does the Ministry of Propaganda really believe that if they don’t tell us about the invasion, that we don’t know about it?
They think it should be a crime to talk about it.
Lying scum slimes.
He’s right, but I don’t think following the Democrats lead with a negative message is going to help in the last week. He has had so many accomplishments that nobody is talking about. Of course, it is those positive accomplishments that are resulting in an increase in illegal immigration. The only thing that is going to fix that is the wall, and the only way to get the wall is to have a Republican House of Representatives to do the appropriations for it.
and by “he” I mean Trump, not the NYT writer
IMO all immigration needs to stop for at lease 40 years so we can assimilate the ones we’ve got both legally and illegally. If the NYT wants to call that fear so be it.
Militarizing the southern border IS an accomplishment!
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