Democrat Consensus: Pelosi-Schumer Trump Border Rebuttal A Disaster!
79 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK BORDER IS IN ‘CRISIS’ OR IS A ‘PROBLEM’
79 percent of American’s think that the border is either ‘in crisis’ or ‘is a problem.
Three-quarters of Americans want a compromise that includes significant border security. Nancy and Chuck misread the public when they designed their rebuttal.
Only 12 percent of voters describe illegal immigration as neither a “crisis” nor a “problem.”
Pelosi and Schumer decided to give a live rebuttal to President Trump’s White House Border Adress to the Nation. Many liberals are saying that they should not have done it, they did more damage than good.
Significant yesterday that Michael Avenetti, fierce Trump foe, Tweeted after the address that the Dems better be weary of their opponent.
Much discussion about the address centered on the failed attempt by Pelosi and Schumer to counter Trump’s home run.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and most people immediately equated the image of the two with the famous painting, American Gothic. You recognize the 1930 painting by Grant Wood:
This was Trump’s first primetime Oval Office speech of his presidency. The President doubled down on calls to fund the border wall to address the “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.”
Over the course of the nine minute speech, Trump claimed that the ongoing government shutdown is the result of Democrats’ unwillingness to fund border security and accused the party of refusing to “acknowledge the crisis” and provide border agents with the tools they need.
Pelosi and Schumer had a response that crashed and burned:
Trump told human stories.
Pelosi and Schumer complained about process. They accused him of arguing that the women and children at the border were “a security threat” when he had just explained to the American people that they were victims, too.
Trump spoke calmly and rationally from behind the Resolute Desk.
The Democratic leaders accused him of “pounding the table” and having a “temper tantrum.”
They relied on ad-hominem, charging him with using the “backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis. They accused him of creating fear and said he did it to divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
Pelosi and Schumer were partisan and petty.
Trump came across as reasonable and even compassionate.
READ: Here is the full transcript of Trump’s speech: Trump Wins Border Debate at Address To The Nation
In her rebuttal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that Trump’s speech was “full of misinformation and even malice,” accusing him of “holding the American people hostage” by “manufacturing a crisis” to justify the government shutdown.
I will leave it up to you. Look around. Listen to some high impact Democrats, and bloggers, and social media. Pelosi and Schumer struck out!
They rejected the president’s idea of a wall as unnecessary.
Peosi and Schumer crashed and did more damage than good in their rebuttal.
Pelosi and Schumer have met with the president regularly in an attempt to find some common ground and reopen the government, which is now in its third week of a shutdown. But the president, they said, was not willing to budge on his demand for a wall on the border, and they’ve reached an impasse.
The next meeting between the leaders will take place on Wednesday afternoon.