What Should Trump Say Tonight?

2019 January 8
by bc3b

President Trump will address the nation tonight at 9 PM Eastern Time regarding border security and the need for the wall. He will be followed by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who will be giving the Democrat’s rebuttal.

What should he say?

The key is to be factual and not come across as racist. He also needs to pre-empt Pelosi and Schumer as he pretty much knows what they will say. We know Pelosi will talk about the “moral thing to do.” Trump should emphasize there’s nothing immoral about a country enforcing its borders, determining whom it accepts for citizenship or protecting its citizens and legal immigrants from foreign criminals.

I think he should provide a historic overview, talking about the United States always welcoming immigrants.

I would use the murder of the legal immigrant police officer from California by a previously-deported illegal alien as the perfect example of the type of immigrants we want to come to the US versus the type we want to keep out. I would address the crime problem caused by illegal aliens in general and MS-13 in particular. I’d use a lot of statistics – statistics the media refuses to report. Use facts to offset Pelosi and Schumer pulling people’s heartstrings.

I would also show clips of Democrats (Obama, Schumer, Reid, etc.) in the past talking about the need for securing the borders as well as how the Democrats refused to fund the security they agreed to in the 1986 amnesty.

The simple fact is that, according to a recent Gallup study, 158 million want immigrate to the US. When you add in spouses and children, it would dwarf our current population. With so many wanting to immigrate to the US, we need to establish policies and procedures, rather than letting anyone cross an open border.

I would discuss the time and effort required to immigrate to the US legally as opposed to those sneaking across the border.

I would also present a plan to remove visa overstays.

We need to be careful whom we admit. We need to screen out possible terrorists and criminals. We need to admit immigrants who will benefit the country rather than people who likely will be on welfare their entire lives.

This is a unique opportunity.

What would you say if you were the President?

34 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 January 8 11:39 am
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    We’ll have an open thread at 9 PM Eastern Time; 6 PM Moonbeam I and Moonbeam II (Gavin Nutcase) Time.

    See you there!

  2. 2019 January 8 1:43 pm
    [2]
    drdog09 permalink

    Well here is a poster child for why we need the wall — https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/08/guy-california-licking-doorbell/ — Licks a doorbell for 3hrs. This guy needs padded walls.

  3. 2019 January 8 1:47 pm
    [3]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #2 –

    “We were pleasantly surprised. The image was so clear it didn’t take us long to identify the individual,” Salinas Police Department spokesperson Miguel Cabrera said.

    All this time I thought Miguel Cabrera was a Detroit Tiger who will be making $30 million a year for the next five years while spending most of his time on the disabled list. You know things are tough when you can’t get by on $30 million and need an off-season job with the Salinas PD.

  4. 2019 January 8 1:49 pm
    [4]
    drdog09 permalink

    Me, I would focus on:

    1) Public health concerns. Use the singular ebola case we have had as example. Reference all the cases of people that are TB carriers.
    2) Morally immigration is stealing. On one hand we are encouraging best and brightest to come. Well that represents a loss to the country that left. In the unwashed that teem here, it too is a loss, that if things are really that bad maybe that country needs a revolution to change things.

  5. 2019 January 8 1:52 pm
    [5]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #4 –

    I doubt many crossing the border are carrying engineering, medical or dental instruments in those WalMart plastic bags.

    I would try to focus on statistics. That, in my mind, is a winning strategy. How can Pelosi and Schumer refute them? Most Americans don’t realize how bad crime by illegals is: murders, fatalities and injuries caused by DUIs, percent of federal prisoners that are illegals, crime by MS-13 and other gangs, etc.

  6. 2019 January 8 2:03 pm
    [6]
    bc3b permalink

    Never thought I would post anything from the Huffington Post, but I found this on another website: 80% of women and crossing into the US illegally are raped:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/central-america-migrants-rape_n_5806972.html

  7. 2019 January 8 2:19 pm
    [7]
    bc3b permalink

    Mexico’s Interior Minister announces plans for barriers on Mexico’s southern border.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/mexicos_interior_minister_outlies_plans_to_secure_their_southern_border_against_illegal_immigrants.html

    Something Trump should mention tonight.

  8. 2019 January 8 2:52 pm
    [8]
    justrand permalink

    My fellow Americans. We DO have a crisis at our Southern border, and it is a growing threat to our sovereignty. We are a nation, and a nation of laws. American citizens have a right to be protected, physically and financially…and that is what I intend to address tonight.

    (1) Let me first debunk the “walls don’t work” talking point of the Democrats, by pointing out that walls FUNNEL people into GATES. Those choosing NOT to be funneled will stand out more clearly if they DO attempt to scale the walls/fences with ladders or whatever. AND, those attempting to go over the wall/fence, go MUCH more slowly than when hundreds or thousands can RUSH the border, as we saw recently in Tijuana.

    (2) Drones and other high-tech components work WITH the border, and allow the Border Agents to quickly focus on areas where people are attempting to breech…but they CANNOT do the job themselves. Further, the wall/fence will REMAIN whether a Democrat or Republican is in power…but drones, high-tech components and even Border Agents can and WILL be withdrawn by the Democrats if they can. But the wall/fence will remain.

    (3) There are over TWENTY-TWO MILLION people here illegally…and while many of them are people who overstayed their Visas, the vast majority are those who came here illegally in the first place. And hundreds of thousands more attempt to come here each year.

    (4) Drugs, human-traffic scum, and terrorists DO flow across our border, and in many cases do so quickly…too quickly for use to respond. A wall/fence gives us a chance to respond before they can move beyond the border.

    THEREFORE…
    (A) I have instructed the DOJ to aggressively enforce e-Verify…and to prosecute both employers and employees violating the law. Further, those using fraudulent documents will prosecuted for those crimes BEFORE they deported.

    (B) I have instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction of APPROPRIATE BARRIERS, whether concrete, brick or steel, as THEY see fit on a priority basis coordinated with Homeland Security and the Border Patrol.

    (C) I have instructed DOJ to pursue legal injunctions and other punitive measures against all cities and States that do not cooperate with lawful ICE requests to detain illegal aliens.

    (D) I will ensure that the upcoming US Census includes questions of citizenship in order to base reapportionment of Congress beyond 2020 on US CITIZENS only.

    Thank you, God Bless America!

  9. 2019 January 8 3:16 pm
    [9]
    fight on permalink

    Jim Acosta giving the dem response to Kellyanne.” President does not tell the ”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kellyanne-conway-embarrasses-cnns-jim-acosta-during-heated-exchange

  10. 2019 January 8 5:55 pm
    [10]

    I’ll save you the wall of text, lots of things that I suspect he will not.
    Hope I’m wrong.

    8 – That would be a start. I get the feeling you are going to be very disappointed in 2 hours, but I could be wrong.

    BTW Pence, Nelson and others were sent over to the hill to brief the GOP conference around 5:30pm on what was going to be said tonight, so you know that’s already leaked to the D’s if it didn’t already earlier today via WH NT’er and spies.

  11. 2019 January 8 6:10 pm
    [11]
    justrand permalink

    One more reason to avoid the Seattle area…if they don’t like what you say, it is a HATE CRIME. They’re insane, as is anyone who tolerates this Fascist BS.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/anti-communism-is-a-hate-crime.php

  12. 2019 January 8 6:15 pm
    [12]
    Eph permalink

    Not watching. Could care less at this point.

    – King Eyore

  13. 2019 January 8 6:33 pm
    [13]

    12 – I’ll watch (just so I know what was ACTUALLY said), but I’m not watching the equal time response bs.

  14. 2019 January 8 6:42 pm
    [14]
    justrand permalink

    That’s ok, Eph. I understand your new Senator is giving a speech on Arizona Public Access TV at the same time, so you may want to watch that instead.

    Her topic? ‘10 things you can do with a turkey-baster that please you AND the turkey!‘ (apparently she’ll have a live male & female turkey on stage with “her”). Enjoy! 🙂

  15. 2019 January 8 7:07 pm
    [15]
    bc3b permalink

    If I was Trump, I would be using visuals to drive home the numbers.

  16. 2019 January 8 7:12 pm
    [16]
    bc3b permalink

    Arizona’s new senator makes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look semi-sane.

  17. 2019 January 8 7:17 pm
    [17]

    Eh… you know what..

    No N.E.

    Still pretty solid sounding so long as there is follow though.

    As to the particulars of content and what strings were pulled,pretty well played sir.

    I hope this is more a setup to declaring NE after the Dem’s tell him to fuck off tomorrow.

  18. 2019 January 8 7:21 pm
    [18]

    Barely scratched the surface. Not much to really cheer about, but we must realize that the ten min speech is about the limit of the attention span of the american sheeple.

  19. 2019 January 8 7:29 pm
    [19]
    fight on permalink

    My quick take on speech.

    Content ok needed more stats and could have preempted dem response we all knew what they would say.

    Pacing was way to fast. Needed to let facts sink n and go back and repeat facts to pound the point home.
    Chuck and Nancy (Chancy) complete lie with bi partisan solution. Complete BS.

  20. 2019 January 8 7:32 pm
    [20]
    justrand permalink

    Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit summed up tonight perfectly:

    “More seriously, if you put these back to back, Trump talked about protecting Americans, Pelosi and Schumer talked about protecting government employees. Their focus on ending the shutdown suggests that it’s hurting them.”

  21. 2019 January 8 7:38 pm
    [21]
    Eph permalink

    18 IP,

    Careful. Some might start dumping on Ted Cruz bc of your comment.

  22. 2019 January 8 8:00 pm
    [22]

    18 – That and it wasn’t aimed at deplorables but the masses you speak of.

    We’ll see what tomorrow and the rest of the week brings, liking nothing.

  23. 2019 January 8 8:14 pm
    [23]
    gnqanq permalink

    My 2 cents.

    Trump came across reasonable. Wants to make a deal, IF the Democrats are willing to work it out.

    If the Dems don’t (most likely), Trump then goes nuclear and declares a national emergency.

  24. 2019 January 8 8:30 pm
    [24]
    bc3b permalink

    O/T Don’t know if you saw this:

    https://www.rgj.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2019/01/08/kliff-kingsbury-arizona-cardinals-head-coach/2515948002/

    Get fired as a college coach for not winning and get hired as an NFL head coach.

  25. 2019 January 8 9:15 pm
    [26]
    Eph permalink

    24 BC

    Great post. I give him 2 years.

    1 if he was black.

  26. 2019 January 8 9:58 pm
    [27]
    fight on permalink

    #24 Hope he is a big fail.Signs deal with SC then negotiates deal with NFL F him

  27. 2019 January 9 5:26 am
    [29]
    drdog09 permalink

    CA is certainly having issues these days. Now its the elected utility — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-08/sp-downgrades-pge-junk-launching-countdown-800-million-collateral-call – Midht be charged with the biggest fire of 2018, $30Bn total.

  28. 2019 January 9 7:14 am
    [30]
    justrand permalink

    good recap article. Although this article doesn’t use the phrase, it has been pointed out all over the internet that the Schumer/Pelosi “response” was not only appalling…it looked like a hostage video! 🙂

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/on_a_scale_of_one_to_ten_last_night_trump_was_a_seven_and_pelosischumer_were_a_zero.html

  29. 2019 January 9 9:10 am
    [32]
    justrand permalink

    Eph, they should have to trade TWO days of their life…and a Snickers bar!! (just ’cause I always liked Snickers bars)

  30. 2019 January 9 10:29 am
    [33]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Actually, being black means greater longevity as a coach. Look at Marvin Lewis – how many coaches have lasted 17 years without a playoff win.

    Of course, the Bengals are owned by Mike Brown.

  31. 2019 January 9 12:14 pm
    [34]
    Eph permalink

    BC,

    The Cardinals previous coach lasted one season…and was black. Should have been given a chance for one more year. Especially bc the Cardinals have nothing.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.