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Trump Using Obama Executive Order On Cartels to Build Wall, MSM Looks Other Way

Funny how that works, huh?

John Salvatore

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President Trump has planned on building a wall on the southern border to protect the American people for a number of years.

After declaring a national emergency, Trump is finally getting his way.

Funny enough, he couldn’t have done it without the help of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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President Donald Trump held a wide-ranging Friday press conference in which he reiterated that if “you don’t have a border, you don’t have a country,” defending his invocation of the National Emergencies Act to help fund the building of The Wall. The president said he aims to stop illegal immigration, the influx of drugs and criminal into America. He cited past emergency declarations, including one by President Barack Obama, that Trump said targeted cartels.

As it turns out, back in 2011 then-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.” Obama cited his authority as granted through the Constitution to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601. The latter is the same legislation that Trump is citing to get funding for the wall to achieve his immigration reform goals. That executive order targeted a number of criminal organizations, including the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, an ally of the MS-13 gang President Trump has regularly called out as a danger to Americans.

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In 2011, Obama said that the organizations The Brothers’ Circle (“a criminal group composed of leaders and senior members of several Eurasian criminal groups that are largely based in countries of the former Soviet Union, but also operate in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America”), the Italian crime syndicate known as Camorra, the more recognizable Yakuza, and the aforementioned Los Zetas.

Democrats have already announced they’ll be launching an investigation into the legitimacy of the emergency.

However, some people seem to be forgetting what previous presidents have done. For example, there are 31 national emergencies still ongoing – dating back to 1979.

President Carter declared two, President Clinton declared 17, and President W. Bush declared 12.

How about President Obama? His number stands at 13.

Where’s the fuss by the MSM?

From Conservative Tribune:

Then we get to former President Barack Obama, who declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. Thus far, President Trump has declared three active and ongoing national emergencies.

Of Obama’s 11 continuing national emergencies, nine of them were focused exclusively on foreign nations, while only one seemed focused on protecting America — a declaration aimed at punishing individuals “engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities.”

All of the rest of Obama’s national emergencies were focused on blocking property or prohibiting transactions/travel for individuals engaged in various activities in — by order of the date of enactment — Somalia, Libya, transnational criminal organizations, Yemen, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Venezuela and Burundi.

Thanks, Obama?

It sure looks that way – at least on this particular issue.

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Stephanopoulos Makes ‘Slit Throat’ Gesture to Cut Off Trump Lawyer, Then Realizes He’s Live On Air

His reaction is priceless…

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As a house explodes behind him, Leslie Nielsen walks away saying, “nothing to see here!” That’s how the mainstream media treats any situation that might be favorable to President Trump. But, at the very least, the American public 100% understands that the mainstream media is far-left and extremely biased. In a way, they have accepted it. Not that it matters to the MSM. They just keep chugging along, full speed ahead. Check out George Snuffaluffagus’s reaction once he realized he got caught on live TV… From Daily Wire: An awkward moment from ABC News’ coverage of the Senate impeachment trial Thursday has gone viral and sparked all kinds of commentary online. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos —who once served as a senior advisor to the only other living impeached president not named Donald Trump — was caught on camera Thursday making a “slit-the-throat” gesture urging the crew to stop showing White House Attorney Jay Sekulow as he countered a reporter’s supposition that allies of President Trump have “made statements to the effect of ‘abuse of power is an impeachable offense.’” WATCH: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1220761295630278656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220761295630278656&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbernie-sanders-releases-statement-following-backlash-from-joe-rogan-endorsement All politicians are liars. Every single one of them makes “promises” they know they can’t keep. The trick is to do it subtly so people don’t catch on until you’ve been sworn into office. Joe Biden doesn’t care, though. He can say whatever he wants because he’s got Hollywood, the uninformed, and the mainstream media to back up his every word. Check out Joe telling what is quite arguably the biggest, most ridiculous lie of 2019… Joe Biden just claimed on CNN, that today was the first time he had ever heard President Trump condemn white supremacy. THAT IS FALSE. Here are MULTIPLE examples of President Trump condemning white supremacy, going back to 2016. https://twitter.com/FrancisBrennan/status/1158542161220112385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1158542161220112385&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbiden-just-flat-out-lied-about-trump-on-cnn%2F How absurd…

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Nadler On Senate Floor: Trump ‘Is A Dictator’ & ‘He Must Be Removed From Office’ [Video]

A democratically elected dictator?

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Democrats set a horrible precedent when they decided to impeach President Trump. What they did was open the door for any future president to be impeached for any reason, whatsoever. At the end of the day, Democrats have admitted that they feel POTUS will win re-election in November unless they do something to stop it – like impeach. But the people aren’t dumb and the left has an extremely poor crop of presidential candidates. Bad combo for Dems. Check out Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY) from the Senate floor… WATCH: https://twitter.com/RepAndyBiggsAZ/status/1220843902716071936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220843902716071936&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fnadler-president-trump-is-a-dictator-and-he-must-be-removed-from-office-video%2F CNN hit Nadler where it hurts by using his own words against him. Back when Republicans wanted to impeach President Clinton for a completely legitimate reason (lying under oath), Nadler and his ilk said the GOP were acting in a partisan manner and their actions were dividing the country. Obviously, Nadler doesn’t feel the same today when it comes to the impeachment of President Trump – despite no valid reason to remove him from office. And when CNN is calling out liberals, it means even they know this whole process is going to leave egg on all Democrat faces. Might want to listen up, Jerry. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=Y8_-I2Pot_c&feature=emb_logo Here are Nadler’s full comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FERMHv8Plto&feature=emb_logo Breaking — A source familiar with the investigation prompted by the whistleblower tells me that the “indicia of bias of an arguable political bias on the part“ of the whistleblower referred to by the Intel Community IG, is that the whistleblower is a Registered Democrat. https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1179862262653358082 2/ The attorney for the whistleblower declined to comment. The IG said “such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern ‘appears credible’ particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review.” https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1179867502421123074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179867502421123074&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Fnews%2Ftrump-ukraine-whistleblower-registered-democrat-report%2F

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