Immigration

Trump to Hold Unhinged Rally on the Border

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Folks, if there's one person who could easily blow up the congressional conference committee talks intended to produce a border security funding bill, it's Trump himself.

Trump is holding a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight just miles away from the border, and you know what that means -- he's going to hoot and holler about his fantasy border wall.

From the Associated Press:

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during news show appearances Sunday that another shutdown remained on the table, although he also said Trump probably would be willing to compromise over how much of the $5.7 billion for wall construction he’s demanded would be allocated. “Someplace in the middle,” Mulvaney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” [...]

Trump advisers on the campaign and inside the White House insist, that fulfilled or not, the promise of a wall is a winning issue for Trump. The president has already sought to rewrite the “Build the Wall” chants that were a staple of his 2016 campaign to “Finish the Wall,” and will use his rally in Texas to go in-depth on the issue, aides said.

Whatever the chances of seeing another government shutdown are right now, I expect they'll be higher after tonight.

Unlike his last visit the border which involved a photo op with Border Patrol officers, this will be an explicitly political campaign rally and Trump tends to fly off the handle when he holds those. He could say virtually anything tonight and his advisers on Hate Radio and Fox News will expect him to adhere to it in the coming days.

  • Christopher Foxx

    “[Trump] will use his rally in Texas to go in-depth on the issue

    I call bullshit. Trump is incapable of going “in-depth” into any issue.

    • Aynwrong

      He lied about crowd size. Again.

      • Christopher Foxx

        As expected.

        Claimed the crowd of ~17,000 at his rally was 35,000.
        Claimed the crowd of ~15,000 at Beto O’Rourke’s rally was 300.

        And I’ve no doubt Trump absolutely believed what he was saying. But, as is always the case, what he believes has nothing to do with reality.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump likely wants another government shutdown. Whether or not we have one really depends on congressional Rs.

    Strap in, kids, it’s going to be a rough week.

    –alopecia

    • Badgerite

      His ‘comments’ on late term abortion which only occurs when a pregnancy has gone horribly wrong were nothing short of vicious. If you listen to the kinds of medical issues these involve, ( there was one in Huffington Post today , I Wish I had had a Late Term Abortion, by Dina Zirlott), these are heart wrenching stories of women who face the prospect of horrendous birth defects such as a child born literally without a brain who will die in a year and know nothing but pain. For trump to attack these women and the doctors who help them is vicious. It is that clear and that simple.

      • muselet

        Vicious is a pretty good description.

        –alopecia

        • Badgerite

          I think so. These women endure terrible pain and grieve the loss of their child forever. To attack them as murderers is …vicious.
          Period.

  • Aynwrong

    The denigration of America continues, Nuremberg rally edition.

  • katanahamon

    Ok, when will we find out just how much these little jaunts are costing us? It’s like we are paying him to massage his own ego, spread lies and propaganda, and campaign on what is likely our, the taxpayers’ dime…plus, all he does is lie. And no one seems to punish him for it.

    • Badgerite

      “Stronger Together”? Yeah. That’s Hair Twittler. A ‘unite the right- er, not a divider.
      Can you believe that idiot woman Candace Owens. I don’t suppose she has ever heard of Jesse Owens. Jesse Owens won several gold medals in field and track in Berlin Olympics of 1936 notorious because it was presided over by one Adolph Hitler. The “globalist.” I can hardly contain the snark. Hitler wasn’t a “globalist”. Hitler was a stone cold RACIST. And the reason Jesse Owens victories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is still talked about today and reverberates down the almost a century later is because he was black and Hitler was a racist. Owens winning was viewed as a rebuke to the Nazis and Hitler because Hitler was …..wait for it…… a RACIST who viewed anyone other than Germans including especially blacks as inferior and good only for service to the needs of the German people. He viewed the German people was descended from a mythical ‘race’ of blonde haired, blue eyed, white skinned ancient Aryans and superior to all other peoples.
      Ergo the term in vogue in Nazi circles at the time of the Germans as the Master Race. It’s like, God woman, crack a book or something. If you can’t manage that, do some research on the internets.