As a trump heads the border, the Dems double down on ‘manufactured crisis” claim

in the vicinityVideoDNC Chariman Tom Perez: This is an artificial crisis, there is no credible evidence that terrorists are crossing the border

Democratic leaders doubling down on accusations that President Trump’s description of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border “prepared”, as the President prepares to visit the front on the heels of his Oval Office address to the nation.

The reaction to the speech, which highlights the increasingly polarized debate has become and how little progress towards a resolution of the stalemate situation, that the trigger for a partial government shutdown for almost three weeks.

Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders once again in the Situation room Wednesday afternoon, before his scheduled trip to the southern border of Texas on Thursday. But recent meetings have led both sides to dig, with Trump’s insistence on nearly $ 6 billion for a border wall, and Democrats say they do not entertain the discussion until the Congress decides, and Trump signed a package of re-opening the window shutters in Federal agencies.

Tuesday night primetime address apart saw both camps are drifting even further, Trump declared a “humanitarian and security crisis” and you swore to protect America, “so help me God” – and democratic leaders in Congress say trump is working to “manufacture a crisis, foment fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”


Speaking Wednesday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez echoed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer language.

“This whole border security crisis … it is really, I think, is a manufactured crisis,” he said, adding that it will distract from issues such as health and education.

“The fact is: the women and children at the border are not a threat to the security and the humanitarian challenge,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in the Democratic rebuttal in addition to Schumer.

Trump and his allies say Democrats, many of whom supported border security measures in the past, are not only against the calls now, because the knee-jerk opposition to his government.

But Perez claimed that the Democrats believe in meaningful border security, and don’t think a wall is a “smart” policy.


As the two sides of the bridge this difference is and how long will you resist, a compromise remains unclear. The Assembly of the effects of the partial shutdown, which was initially limited but will increase as more Federal workers miss paychecks suffer from this cycle and services-such as the national parks, is likely to forge pressure on the Congress and the White house, a deal in the coming days.

But Trump said the Congress leader, the deadlock of the last months, even years, as he demands that Washington take action to stop the flood of illegal immigrants, drugs and criminals crossing the border.

On Tuesday, the Trump cases of Americans stressed killed, allegedly by illegal immigrants, including the California police Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was murdered the day after Christmas — allegedly by an illegal immigrant suspected of drunk driving. The suspect had been charged to have more prior arrests, and the Republicans, that California, the sanctuary of the laws — to prevent the local police from cooperation with Federal immigration authorities-Singh led ‘ s murder.

“America’s heart the day broke after Christmas, when a young police officer in California, was brutally murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien that just came over the border,” Trump said. “The life of an American hero was stolen, by someone who had no right in our country.”

He asked, “How much more American blood must be shed, before the Congress do its work?”


Pelosi responded: “President Trump needs to stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must re-open the government.”

Fox News, Gregg Re, and Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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