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President Donald Trump speaks during a ‘Make America Great’ rally in Missoula, Montana, on October 18, 2018.
President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a completely new salvo from the fierce battle over immigration, blasting Democrats for obstructing his efforts to secure the border as thousands of Central American migrants flooded the dividing line between the U.S. as well as Mexico.
Amid worsening tensions from the White House over refugees via Guatemala as well as Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter as well as blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. Calling attention to the “horrors taking place on the border,” the president urged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-completely new York, as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to work with the White House on a solution.
If the Democrats might stop being obstructionists as well as come together, we could write up as well as agree to completely new immigration laws in less than one hour. Look at the needless pain as well as suffering that will they are causing. Look at the horrors taking place on the Border. Chuck & Nancy, call me!
With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. At an election rally on Friday in front of thousands of supporters in Arizona, a state bordered by Mexico.
“Democrats want to throw your borders wide open to criminals. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. “The Democrats don’t care that will a flood of illegal immigration can be going to bankrupt our country.”
The president held a rally in rural Nevada on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas.
The president as well as Republicans are trying to fire up their base ahead of next month’s hotly-contested election, in an effort to stave off a possible “blue wave” that will could see Democrats elected in large numbers.
Trump has reportedly become frustrated by efforts to stymie his tough stance on immigration, an issue that will launched his 2016 election bid. Several publications This kind of week reported an expletive-filled shouting match between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as well as National Security Adviser John Bolton over the issue, sparking completely new concerns Kelly could resign.
In September, the president signed a spending bill to keep the government open, despite previously calling the measure “ridiculous” because that will did not include funding for a wall along the southern border. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC shortly after the House followed the Senate in passing the funding measure that will the administration might take up the wall issue after the midterms.