They again (fail) fall for the Signing of NOTHING!
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: Young boys who were forcibly taken away from their parents are waking up this morning at an old Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, that’s been converted into a shelter called “Casa Padre.” Painted on the wall is a mural of President Trump and a quote from “The Art of the Deal,” his 1987 book. “Sometimes by losing a battle,” it reads, “you find a new way to win the war.”
Make no mistake: The executive order Trump signed Wednesday to end his own policy of separating families who are caught crossing the border illegally was a tactical retreat. It was not a surrender. The president’s war on immigration — both illegal and legal — rages on.
— Trump made clear during a campaign-style rally last night in Minnesota that he hopes the order will let him shift the immigration debate back toward terrain he’s more confident he can win on. Speaking to 9,000 supporters at a hockey arena in Duluth, the president leaned into the us-against-them language that propelled his 2016 bid.
“I signed an executive order (so) we’re going to keep families together, but the border is going to be just as tough as it’s been,” Trump said. “Democrats don’t care about the impact of uncontrolled migration on your communities, your schools, your hospitals, your jobs or your safety. Democrats put illegal immigrants before American citizens. What the hell is going on?
“The media never talks about the American victims of illegal immigration,” he added. “What’s happened to their children? What’s happened to their husbands? What’s happened to their wives? The media doesn’t talk about American families permanently separated from their loved ones.”
As the crowd chanted “build that wall,” Trump attacked the caliber of Mexican immigrants to the United States: “They’re not sending their finest,” he said. “And we’re sending them the hell back!”