THE WALL: Is Trump Breaking A Key Campaign Promise? [Exclusive statements from Ann Coulter, Roger Stone]
The promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” on the US-Mexico border continues to be an albatross around the neck of Donald Trump’s Administration as “establishment” Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress continue to push back against his plan for the wall — which was the centerpiece of his unprecedented victory in the 2016 election — despite unyielding pressure from the same voters that brought him that victory, who still expect now-President Trump to keep his promise.
President Trump: "Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don't have the wall, we're doing nothing" https://t.co/VoYYVFZ33g
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 14, 2017
But after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to discuss plans to give amnesty to the hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” who came to this country illegally as children, rumors began to circulate that President Trump would not insist on funding for the much-needed border wall as a condition for signing the amnesty bill known as the DREAM Act, which is now favored not only by liberals but by RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc).
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against the rumors in a tweet, saying that by no means was the wall off the table in any discussions of whether President Trump would sign the DREAM Act.
While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 14, 2017
And after Ryan, who reportedly claimed during a private dinner earlier this year that only one member of the House actually supports building the wall, Trump took to his Twitter account to reassure his base that the wall — which is currently under construction — will be built in its entirety.
No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
But despite the President’s optimism towards the centerpiece of his MAGA Agenda, conservative thought leaders are bearish about the chances that the wall will ever get built in the form Trump promised to his loyal base, who remain steadfast in their support of him despite threats to their physical safety by the terrorists of ANTIFA and being constantly pilloried as white supremacists by the unceasing criticism of the liberal media.
Coulter, who made one of the strongest cases for a Trump Presidency in her book “In Trump We Trust,” told The Gateway Pundit that repairing the existing fences on the border — many of which were built during the administration of now-NeverTrumper George W. Bush — is evidence of a complete failure by Trump on border security.
“Oh give up hoping for a silver lining!,” Coulter said in an email to TGP, adding that the hope conservatives expressed that a wall would be built by voting for Trump was a “hail-mary pass” that fell incomplete.
“It didn’t work,” she said.
Coulter also reiterated her scorn for Trump’s decision to place daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner in high-level positions and said that Trump has turned out no better than Vice President Mike Pence (R) would have been in the Oval Office.
“At least Pence is unlikely to appoint Jared or Ivanka to the Supreme Court,” she said.
(your intrepid correspondent jokingly noted Pence’s affinity for electrocuting gays, telling Coulter “I just don’t want Pence to shock me unless it results in the EPA being shut down, a [border] wall, and a better budget proposal,” to which Coulter responded: “I’LL shock you for that deal.” For that deal, your correspondent would let her).
But veteran Republican operative and former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone told The Gateway Pundit he remains optimistic about the prospects for building the wall despite Trump’s pledge to sign the DREAM Act, which would replace President Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“With illegal border crossings dropping off substantially because of more vigorous enforcement, it is not clear what real harm a compromise on DACA will to do,” Stone said in a statement obtained exclusively by TGP.
Stone cautioned, however, that the MAGA movement’s support for the President they elected is not endlessly “elastic,” and predicted Trump will discover that ” if you stretch it beyond a certain point it will break.”
“[The] President has a substantial well of good feeling among his supporters because of the improbability and historical nature of his victory, but if he violates the specific principles he ran on he will lose his ability to govern,” Stone warned.
The fact is that despite the decrease in illegal crossings attributable to Trump’s willingness to support the men and women of the US Border Patrol and to enforce our immigration laws, crime along the US-Mexico border continues to be significant problems because the Bush-era fencing does next to nothing to keep migrants, rapists, drug dealers and other criminals out. And while critics often imply that support for the wall is based on racism because MAGA voters don’t want a similar wall along the largely unguarded US-Canada border, the US-Mexico wall remains a necessity due to the ongoing “border war” being fought against Mexican and South American drug cartels and human traffickers as well as the still-significant number of illegal migrants coming across the Mexican — not Canadian — border.
And although President Trump may be correct in assuming that “some of them…are good people,” there are still far too many bad ones bringing drugs and crime for America to abdicate her responsibility to defend her borders against illegal immigrants who take our jobs and drain our coffers. Americans must forever and always come first.