DONALD Trump, in case you missed it two days ago, has made his first Presidential address to the nation from the Oval Office – on the pressing issue of illegal immigration and the Mexican border crisis. Ann Coulter finally seems happy. It was a beautiful speech, she tweeted.
Beautiful speech. Call Congress and ask your representatives to fund the wall. 202 224 3121
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2019
The President must have breathed a sigh of relief. She has not been off his back about THE WALL since he took office, asking from Day One why it hadn’t yet been built and issuing regular zero miles border wall construction updates
Today's BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Miles completed yesterday-Zero; Miles completed since Inauguration– Zero. NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 20, 2018
With the Democrats assuming the President’s ’stepping up to the plate’ was entirely down to her, you’d think she’d feel entitled to give herself a pat on the back. Not so. Instead Ms Coulter wasted no time in dealing with the hysterical media reaction to it, deploring the fact that:
‘Now that Trump has finally turned to the campaign promise that won him the election – build a wall and deport illegals – the Democrats, the media and even most Republicans are hysterical.’
And their main talking point on the wall? Ah yes. That it’s a medieval solution to a 21st Century problem. So are wheels, she quips. Anyone taking them off their cars?
In the UK, where the government has just refused to debate a petition on the Global Compact on Migration it has signed up to without any say so, proper discussion is similarly curtailed:
Disgraceful that, despite receiving nearly 130,000 signatures, Parliament is refusing to debate this petition calling on the Government to reject the Global Compact on Migration. They appear to be indifferent to the concerns of the public. https://t.co/XaYAHo8Eus
— Migration Watch UK (@MigrationWatch) January 10, 2019
It’s hardly surprising then that we’ve seen little reported positively on the substance of the President’s speech here either but plenty of negative rhetoric. Yet it was, as Mark Steyn comments here, a very businesslike speech. What the President said, if the social justice warriors would get off their high horses and listen for once, was sobering:
All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans. Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 per cent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.
What Steyn asks in response, is the real crisis – the partial temporary shutdown of government the Democrats have imposed to obstruct Trump’s immigration policy (that Steyn says no one has noticed or gives a toss about) or ‘that last wretched statistic?’ The President’s speech was not short on similarly disturbing details:
In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.
As Steyn comments, ‘No nation needs to import more criminals. Every citizen assaulted or killed by an illegal alien testifies to the most basic failure of the government.’ Indeed. As it does here.
Finally President Trump pointed out how the bleeding-heart Left’s encouragement of mass migration is the catalyst for the most appalling aspects of human trafficking and child exploitation:
Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States, a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.
The full address can be seen below: