Here’s the truth about Trump, the wall, and the ‘crisis’ at the border

President Trump used his first Oval Office address to make an impassioned plea for border security and funding for the border wall. So let’s take a quick look at a few points Trump made that he got right and wrong.

1) The crisis at the border

“Tonight, I’m speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border,” Trump said to open his address.

There certainly is a serious problem at the southern border. It may not qualify as a national emergency, but it’s unfortunate that Democrats and members of the media have tried to downplay it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is one of many who tried to quell the idea that there’s a problem at the southern border, saying, “President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage and stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government.”

But the issue isn’t as simple as being black and white. The Washington Post reported, “Record numbers of migrant families are streaming into the United States overwhelming border agents and leaving holding cells dangerously overcrowded with children, many of whom are falling sick.”

In the month of December, two migrant children died from the harsh conditions in the southern U.S. desert after crossing the border between ports

Article source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-the-truth-about-trump-the-wall-and-the-crisis-at-the-border

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