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President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday as he faces a defining week for his push on the wall -- and for his presidency and his 2020 prospects. Weakened by the disastrous government shutdown and facing a fresh deadline Friday, Trump is trying to convince people that that he'll continue to push to build his long-promised wall, even though there's no way it would be anywhere near complete by the time voters have to decide whether to give him another term. A bipartisan group of lawmakers were negotiating ahead of Friday's deadline, but on Sunday people familiar with the talks said the mood among the bargainers had grown sour. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private talks.
They're speaking less than half a mile — but worlds apart — from each other.
President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in El Paso Monday night where he's expected to reiterate his call for a wall or barrier on the southern border and echo the statements he made in his State of the Union address last week.
"The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities," Trump said then. “Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities."
President Trump’s approval rating reached 52% on Monday following the State of the Union Address last Tuesday.
Barack Obama’s approval rating was at 50% at a similar point in his presidency.
This is also despite national mainstream media reporting negatively on the highly successful President Trump 92% of the time.
Barack Obama had a cake walk with the media.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: seeker1963
I love that I just come in and calmly explain the problems with the OPs source, articulate a counter argument with evidence showing that his approval ratings are actually much lower than the OPs source claims. Then you wade in with "REEEE REEEE....Orange man bad!" like some kind of crazed man-child and am the one who gets accused of being triggered.
No counteragent, no logic, just you shouting "REEEEE" and claiming that am triggered.
Kinda embarrassed for you right now
What difference at any point does it make ?
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I am happy you are embarrassed for me However the hell that is possible, because I for one am not ashamed of my country and I damn sure ain't ashamed of my President at the moment. Finally got one that is trying his damnest to keep his campaign promises.
First one of my lifetime!
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS Line Up to See Trump in El Paso – Hundreds Arrive 24 Hrs Early – 75,000 Request Tickets For 8,000 Seat Arena🤣
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Monday in a case challenging its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in constructing parts of the border wall.
The state of California and several environmental groups sued President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September 2017 to stop construction of a border wall prototype and ongoing repairs to 14 miles of an existing barrier in San Diego. (RELATED: DHS Sued For Not Assessing The Environmental Cost Of Mass Immigration)
“Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), the Secretary of the DHS has long had the authority ‘to install additional physical barriers and roads … in the vicinity of the United States border,'” the 9th Circuit’s opinion states, quoting the IIRIRA.
Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed an additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.