Before telling America he would compromise with Democrats to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump participated in a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office.
No doubt a special moment for the new Americans.
No doubt a special moment for Trump, as well.
President Trump oversees naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office, where 5 native citizens of Iraq, UK, Jamaica, Bolivia, and South Korea became Americans.
Trump said: “By taking this oath, you have forged a sacred bond with this nation,” and welcomed them to America 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/g8yMOiM5cf
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 19, 2019
The pledge of allegaince was quickly followed by the national anthem.
What were a couple reporters caught doing?
Focus on the left side of the screen…
WATCH (around 1:09:45 mark):
Did you catch it?
You can clearly see at least two reporters typing away on their phones.
Talk about disrespect!
Compromise means something to most people. To Democrats, it literally means nothing.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s perfect tweet drives that point home.
The current Democratic position on shutdown is “no compromise” & @POTUS unconditional surrender on border security.
What happened to all the lectures from commentators about the need to compromise?
I guess for them “compromise” means when 3 or 4 Reps vote with the Dems.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 14, 2019
Rubio on the border:
As long as desperate people believe that they are going to be able to cross our border many are going to go on the dangerous journey from Central America trafficked by some of the most dangerous people on earth. From that standpoint alone it’s a crisis: https://t.co/6YaRPgAzWd
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 14, 2019
President Trump is adamant that he wins in all scenarios, especially when it involves a promise he made to the people who put him in office.
As far as the border wall goes, it appears Democrats are beginning to show signs of giving in to the president’s wishes.
From Free Beacon:
Some Democratic lawmakers are beginning to crack on their opposition to the wall.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR): “Some fencing has uses. Some barriers are useful.“
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL): “If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine.“
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY): “There are areas along the border where there are currently fences that are put up or barriers that are put up that need to be enhanced.“
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD): “Certainly you need barriers and we support barriers.“
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD): “Certain physical barriers can make sense along the border, and a lot of places you already have that.“
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA): “I think there are parts of the border that would benefit from repairing fencing and other barricades that already exist there.“
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) put on a creepy performance after Trump addressed the nation on Tuesday night.
Thank you Speaker Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/9pgDlOkr2H
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) January 9, 2019
Thank you Schumer and Pelosi for that rebuttal. pic.twitter.com/gkEnPYhZ2e
— Geo Riley (@RehobothGG) January 9, 2019
Schumer and Pelosi right now. pic.twitter.com/sPdOduqqSC
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 9, 2019
Look at Schumer and Pelosi’s eyes….zombies are real pic.twitter.com/013uSD68TW
— Casey Schuhmacher (@cowbroker) January 9, 2019
Coudn't someone on the Pelosi / Schumer team mention it's a bad idea to keep a crazy eye though their statement? pic.twitter.com/KND4pNOiVo
— Ryan Wrecker (@RyanWrecker) January 9, 2019
If you imagine both Schumer and Pelosi with mermaid tails it makes everything better.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) January 9, 2019
Did you miss Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s response to Trump’s #PresidentialAddress?
Straight out of a horror movie… pic.twitter.com/KBvBppxnhf
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) January 9, 2019
— Charlie Hurt (@CharlesHurt) January 9, 2019
From Fox News:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday night that President Trump used his prime-time Oval Office address to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his Administration.”
In a response delivered jointly with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Schumer called on Trump to approve legislation ending the partial government shutdown “while allowing debate over border security to continue.”
“We can re-open the government and continue to work through disagreements about policy,” Schumer said. “We can secure our border without an expensive, ineffective wall. And, we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without compromising safety and security. The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall.”
Pelosi only likes facts her party creates.
She hates actual facts.
Classic lefty, huh?
From Daily Wire:
In a tense meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the U.S.-Mexico border — in which Nielsen was spieling out a slew of facts (the non-fungible kind) — Pelosi interrupted to declare: “I reject your facts.”
“The clash between the top House Democrat and a key member of President Trump’s Cabinet occurred during a Wednesday meeting in the White House amid the impasse over the government shutdown, with Trump standing firm and demanding $5 billion for the border wall,” Fox News reported.
I am disappointed that Dems did not want to hear from @DHSgov about the security & humanitarian crisis we are facing at the border. They didn’t want to hear about criminal aliens, drug smugglers, smuggled & abused children or violent caravans trying to breach the border wall.
— Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 3, 2019
Just a few years ago, Schumer spoke the same way President Trump speaks now about illegal immigration.
Just goes to show how political the border wall has become.
Chuck Schumer in 2009:
-Americans don't like illegal immigration
-"Illegal immigration is wrong"
-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"
-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure…created a significant barrier to illegal immigration" pic.twitter.com/zoVyEgdrTC
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 28, 2018
Did you know America has three coasts?
Pelosi has apparently clued the rest of us in on a monumental secret.
The next Speaker of the House struggled with U.S. geography on Thursday as she once again announced her opposition to a wall along the border with Mexico.
“We, most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive, and the President said – he promised – he also promised Mexico would pay for it.“
“So even if they did, it’s immoral still, and then they’re not going to pay for it. So that isn’t how I would interpret a congressional – a continuing resolution.“
“We have a responsibility, all of us, to secure our borders, North, South, and coming in by plane on our coasts, three coasts–North, South and West–and that’s the responsibility we honor. But we do so by honoring our values as well.“