Last night I watched Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten give his Oval Office speech. The effect was extreme. I filled all my barf bags, my trash cans, my pocket, and George, my artificial leg. I was expecting him to declare a state of emergency. He did not. He regurgitated the same old tired lies. I wondered what the point was until later. Then I discovered what he was up to. He was fleecing the sheeple.
President Trump doubled down on one of the biggest gambles of his presidency on Tuesday night with a televised appeal to pressure Congress into paying for his long-promised border wall, even at the cost of leaving the government partly closed until lawmakers give in.
Embarking on a strategy that he himself privately disparaged as unlikely to work, Mr. Trump devoted the first prime-time Oval Office address of his presidency to his proposed barrier in hopes of enlisting public support in an ideological and political conflict that has shut the doors of many federal agencies for 18 days.
In a nine-minute speech that made no new arguments but included multiple misleading assertions, the president sought to recast the situation at the Mexican border as a “humanitarian crisis” and opted against declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress, which he had threatened to do, at least for now. But he excoriated Democrats for blocking the wall, accusing them of hypocrisy and exposing the country to criminal immigrants.
[Read our fact checks of Mr. Trump’s speech.]… [emphasis added]
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Here is the complete list of everything valid, honest, or even decent Trump said:
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If you wish to watch it, click here. I did not include the video out of care for you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Here is the response by Pelosi and Schumer.
They did a fair job of debunking Trump, but in addition to explaining why Trump is wrong, they should have explained how Democrats word provide border security without the wall.
Rachel Maddow added good analysis.
Why didn’t Pelosi or Schumer say that native born Americans commit crimes at a higher rate than undocumented immigrants?
But it was Lawrence O’Donnell that, in addition to providing more analysis, showed us that sheeple fleecing was Trump’s real goal.
And if he does not run in 2020,he gets to keep the money.
If you are one of the Republicans, who was stupid enough to donate to the so-called "Secure the Border Fund", bend over, grab your ankles, and say…