President Donald Trump is continuing to put pressure on congressional Democrats in an effort to find a compromise that will allow the shutdown to end and the border wall to begin construction. In a tweet on Saturday, Trump blasted the Democrats for putting too much of their focus on planning investigations into his administration and not enough on national security.
“I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security. From what I hear, they are spending so much time on Presidential Harassment that they have little time left for things like stopping crime and our military!” he wrote.
In a subsequent tweet, Trump laid the blame for two recent immigrant deaths squarely on the opposition party.
“Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” he wrote. “They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try! The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!”
This last tweet brought plenty of predictable condemnation from the Democrats, who have coughed up inane, unrelated statistics to show that no immigrants died in custody when Obama was in office. This is, of course, about as far from the point as you can get. Obama was in dereliction of duty when it came to processing and detaining these illegal immigrants, and unless we can find some facts and figures showing how many illegal immigrants died – period – after coming to the U.S. from 2009-2017, the comparison cannot be made.
Anyone seriously blaming the Border Patrol’s detention facilities for the deaths of these immigrants is either woefully ignorant or deliberately fudging the facts. These kids died because they were subjected to a punishing, unforgiving trek through Central America and Mexico. And they made that trek because Democrats won’t step up to the plate and enforce our border security laws.
We actually feel sorry for anyone who can’t see what’s happening here, but then again, the media is doing everything it can to prevent the truth from getting out.