Skip to comments.Donald Trump Defends Border Closure Option: Security ‘More Important’ than Trade
Posted on 04/02/2019 6:38:20 PM PDT by davikkm
President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that closing the Southern border would negatively affect trade but said he is willing to do it anyway for security reasons. Sure, its going to have a negative effect on the economy but to me, trading is very important, the borders are very important, but security is what is most important, he told reporters at the White House. Let me just give you a little secret. Security is more important to me than trade. So were going to have a strong border or were going to have a closed border.
The president commented on the possible action during a White House meeting with the Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg of NATO.
Trump urged Democrats to negotiate a deal to help fix the crisis on the border and demanded Mexico do more to stop migrants from approaching the United States border.
But he also demonstrated his willingness to close the border or large sections of the border, noting that there are many people urging him to do so.
Im totally prepared to do it, Trump said. Were going to see what happens in the next few days.
He berated Democrats for ignoring the crisis, calling the current system the worst, dumbest immigration system in the world.
The system is absolutely maxed out, Trump said.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Security is more important than trade!
I’ll have to go to a local Farmers Market! The Horror!
Close it down and make them squeal, then make them pay for all the welfare paid out to their illegals.
I was thinking, as Comander in Cheif couldn’t Trump call on the unorganized militia (armed citizens) to go guard the border in cooperation with the border patrol?
This is an honest to goodness redneck answer to the problem!
The games and the lies have to stop, or the international travel will stop.
Cant close hundreds miles open border without wall or 100000 troops. Can close ports of entry then legitimate workers medicine buyers dental and doctor patients blocked. Propangada and bluster will not stop illegal crossings
I think 100,000 rednecks will step up.
“couldnt Trump call on the unorganized militia (armed citizens)”
He’s one step ahead of you by putting Bob “Ruby Ridge” Barr in position.
This makes America grate again.
Ah and you will lead no doubt. Thinking headline. Trump orders 100000 red necks to border to kill unarmed Mexican women and children. Great stuff
Im getting mighty sick and tired of cant. We dont lack the ability. We can close the border tighter than a drum in 24 hours. What is lacking is the will to do so.
Sorry, but your Mexican dental procedure will have to wait.
Enjoy your cheap avacados now...
Well said. Stop saying can’t.
Arrest, probably. Not kill
Mexi-CANS triumph over mexi-CANTS.
Great so they still get in
“Can close ports of entry then legitimate workers medicine buyers dental and doctor patients blocked.”
I completely disagree! The bulk of the illegal entries are at ports of entry where they show up and claim to be fugitives from terrorism in their “home countries.” The numbers that might go to the desert areas to cross are miniscule by comparison. As fro as the “legitimate workers,” screw them! They will end up being the “tools” Trump uses to get Mexico to start helping because Mexico “runs” on American dollars. A couple of weeks of closure will bring about the needed change, along with measures to further constrict Mexico’s crapola economy. Trump should call up Amway or whatever their new Marxist president calls himself and say, “pal, it’s only going to get worse unless you get onboard and use your resources to stop the people from coming to our border!”
“Enjoy your cheap avacados now...”
Avocados ripen really fast. The whole crop would go for silage in a few weeks if they could not be brought to market.
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