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President Trump’s Argument To The People

3 Highlights from the President’s first Oval Office Address.

“This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.”

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Clarified Concession

Border wall doesn’t have to be a wall at all.

“…law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.”

Notable because Democrats in 2006 voted to fund a fence, not a wall, as part of a border security funding package.
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Addresses Critics

Democrats have often said a border wall is “immoral” and “ineffective.”

“… why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.”

Pres. Trump referenced crimes by illegal immigrants & influx of illegal drugs.
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Not Just a Wall

Pres. says Dept. of Homeland Security made request for funding.

“cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband and many other things. We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space… Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.”

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DEMOCRAT RESPONSE

“This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who spoke alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They called the President's policies cruel and accused him of misleading the public, operating out of malice and fear rather than facts.
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The President invited congressional leadership to the White House Wednesday for further negotiations to end of the gov't shutdown, now officially the second longest in history. Dems want POTUS to divorce the issue of border security from gov't funding.

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