Most people in our world live in poverty.What does that say of
global leadership?--The ones who want greater control people to save the planet!
Thid Barker - Victor, IDJune 7, 2019 9:16 p.m."This is
better than a wall and Mexico is paying for it! President Trump will go down as
one of the BEST POTUS in history! Masterfully done, Mr. President Your Democrat
challengers stand no chance."Thank you Thid, I really needed
some comic relief today ;P
Well, we go again. Trump taking credit for what Obama has started.
President Trump showed Politicians the difference between a doer and a talker.
Politicians do nothing but talk about the problem and Trump does somthing about
it. That is why I'm voting for Trump in 2020
@at long last - "Claiming Trump's foreign policy for the massive
invasion of illegals is an absolute non sequitur."Actually,
we're finding that the State Department was ready to testify to Congress
that climate change could have "catastrophic effects", but the White
House suppressed that report.Right now, some of the migrants from
Central America are farmers who can't grow crops anymore, due to extreme
weather / climate change. (The opposite problem our own farmers face in being
unable to plant crops in lakes formed by flooding.)The State
Department suppressing intelligence revealing dangers is a foreign policy
issue.The current trickle of migrants taking extreme measures to
come here could become a flood.
@GrainofSalt - "In his first year, Trump offered amnesty..."Really?Are you talking about the televised meeting where Sen.
Diane Feinstein suggested they pass DACA first and Trump said "sure,
let's do it, bring me the bill, I'll sign it", and then Rep Kevin
McCarthy tried to gently correct the president on what that meant.After the meeting, Stephen Miller reminded the president about what he
promised his supporters, and we soon got a tersely worded tweet that "DACA
is dead, and it's all the Democrats fault".Is that what
you're talking about?
David: “I am shocked that "conservatives" that support Trump do
not raise this issue and demand a restoration of the true conservative powers,
enumerated in the Constitution, back to the Congress
”Your whole comment is absolutely right. But I think I have the answer to this
part of your comment. Conservatives are not happy about it. But when you are
bleeding out, you try to stop the bleeding before you deal with the broken
bones. Illegal immigration is an existential threat to our country. Both parties
in Congress have shown no willingness or ability to deal with it (one party
seems to be in favor of it). In many respects, Trump is like General
George Patton, who was controversial on a good day and relieved of command on a
bad day. The press hated him, the public was offended by him, the allied
leadership barely tolerated him, but the Germans feared and respected him.
Patton knew how to win and America needed to win. Three years ago America was on
the ropes and badly needed to start winning again. If America had not been
losing for the previous two decades, there would be no President Trump. But in
the words of Patton: “Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a
Reagan: we have a border crisis!Bush Sr.: we have a border crisis!Clinton: we have a border crisis!Bush Jr.: we have a border crisis!Obama: we have a border crisis!Trump: we have a border crisis!Democrats: Trump invented a border crisis!
Thank you Mr Trump!
@FT - salt lake city, UTJune 7, 2019 11:43 a.m."Meanwhile, more
immigrants than ever have flooded to our borders due to the inept foreign policy
of the Trump administration"Sorry to disagree with you, but the
real problem is with sanctuary cities, Democrats promising amnesty and tying the
hands of ICE. It's great that we have a President with a spine that
isn't touring the world apologizing for everything and bowing down to every
other world leader but instead stands up to them for what is right. We have been
taken advantage of by many other nations. No longer. It is because Trump
wants to make America stronger instead of subservient to other nations that I
will vote for him in 2020.
"This was just a distraction from Mueller report"Ah, yes,
the magnificent Mueller report. What we're finding out, with each passing
declassification, is truly fascinating, isn't it? I can't wait until
the IG and Durham investigations are done and we understand the report even
For far too long, the executive branch has been centralizing powers that belong
with Congress, and Congress has been very happy to give that power away. The
problem is it has created a Constitutional conflict. This trade issue with
Mexico is one example--very few in Congress wanted tariffs directed toward
Mexico (another article in the Deseret News said tariffs against Mexico would
cost Utahn's something like $150 million). And yet the president single
handedly, without Constitutional power or authority to impose these tariffs,
made these threats.It is Congress that has the power to impose
tariffs. Not the president. I am shocked that
"conservatives" that support Trump do not raise this issue and demand a
restoration of the true conservative powers, enumerated in the Constitution,
back to the Congress and pull back the unconstitutional powers that have
centralized in the presidency the past few decades. The reason
Congress has abdicated their responsibilities and given away their
responsibilities is just that--so they are not responsible. It is a simple
effort to retain their position & power.
@FTInept foreign policy of the Trump administration? You can't be
serious. The immigration mess is a domestic policy problem created by a Congress
unwilling to do the right thing. Both parties are to blame. In his first year,
Trump offered amnesty in exchange for immigration reform-- the amnesty even the
Dems claimed they wanted. But the Dems walked and the Repubs lacked the spine to
pass reform. Pathetic.
FT - You evidently have no understanding of either our significantly flawed
immigration policies or current US foreign policy. Claiming Trump's
foreign policy for the massive invasion of illegals is an absolute non sequitur.
Another fake deal that could have been made without tweet threats. This was just
a distraction from Mueller report and most of the week golfing.
Oh what a great day to be a Trump sycophant.First of all illegal
immigration has ruined the dreams and aspirations of millions upon millions of
Americans for the past decades. Dreams to grow up to pick fruit and vegetables
in our fields. Dreams to grow up and work in our meat packing factories.
Finally this travesty will be over. Illegal immigration declines
sharply for years but somehow Trump sees a crisis in this because hey
they're still coming to take our dream jobs. What does change
is a rise in asylum seekers from South American countries.. so what does Trump
do cuts off aid that is intended to keep them home..so more come...Surprise. How many asylum seekers abide by rules.. around 95%. How many are
granted asylum (legal entry) about 30%.So within this whole
manageable backdrop Trump does what Trump does..causes a crisis..rushes in to
"fix" it..gets a little something..declares victory and parades around
to the accolades of the loyalists. Don't forget this childish
behavior is not working with China, North Korea, or Iran, quite the opposite.
Another sign this rapid deal may not be what Trump supporters think it is:The US is now "encouraging" - aka "pleading with" -
China to resume trade talks.For those who look at broader context, a
range of indicators indicate the tariffs & trade wars might be nudging the
US & global economies into a slowdown, possible recession.For
Trump supporters, this looks like a classic Trump marketing job - slap something
together, declare victory, and let your fanclub shower you with adulation.
Let's review:- A dismal jobs report Friday, confirming the bond
market's sense of a recession threat.- Treasury Secretary
Mnuchin dispatched to soothe global concerns about a looming recession sparked
by trade wars.- Many of Trump's advisors strongly opposed to
tariffs on Mexico.- The Fed reassuring investors that they'll
take actions to respond to this apparent economic slowdown.- The
Senate rising from it's slumber to threaten voting against Trump's
Mexican tariffs.*Of course* they came to some kind of agreement!
We'll see if the Mexicans have learned from North Korea that
the way to deal with Trump is to make him think he won some fantastic deal, and
then not do much.As for Trump's supporters, they should
congratulate themselves and eat some Trump streak while waiting for their PhDs
to arrive from Trump University.(We'll see if Trump re-instates
the economic aid programs he cut to Central American countries, to head off
China's ongoing bread economic outreach to Central and South America.)
Thank God for President Donald J. Trump.
Actually I think Trump is giving up way too much for way too little. Trump basically only got a promise from Mexico to be more cooperative on
immigration issues. And what did Mexico get? Continued, relatively
free access to the largest consumer economy in the world.On the
other hand, Trump just got more out of Mexico than other previous president. And, Trump just killed most new US investment in Mexico for the next 2
or 3 years.
Shaun: The only people for whom President Trump is chaotic are Democrats.
Don't believe it? Watch his approval numbers climb, again! And watch him
get re-elected in 2020. With every victory for America brought by President
Trump, Democrats get more chaotic (angry irrational and weird).
Typical Trump. He eschews diplomacy and negotiation for bombastic and bullying
threats that come out of nowhere thereby creating an artificial crisis. Then
without any measurable outcomes he declares that he alone has solved the crisis.
The result? Status quo amid the cheers of his base that he is the greatest
president and problem solver (creator?) ever. Things remain the same except for
the jitters he sends through the nation’s economy resulting in the loss of
$4 trillion of wealth.Trump is an erratic charlatan and huckster. He
makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.
Where there is a will there is a wayDems and most republicans never
want to play hardball Let’s remember that third world
countries need us a lot more than we need them
Egg on the faces of Democrats (and some Republicans), again! Can't wait to
hear Nancy and Chuck whine!
"trump says" U.S. and Mexico agree.Hmmmm.This
from the man who even lies about where his father was born?It
remains to be seen what will REALLY happen next.
Whatever. No surprise. But no fundamental difference either.Trump
will continue to play the hero in the dramas of his own creation, and his
followers are free to continue their blind adulation. And of course blame
anyone and everyone but Trump and themselves for his predictable and avoidable
Trust but verify is a great attitude. Mexico is not to be trusted so a lot of
verifying needs to take place. Mr. President do not trust them.
Harrison Bergeron - Salt Lake City, UTJune 7, 2019 10:43 p.m."Mexico has been blowing us off for decades."Apparently
you don't know your history. U.S. relations with Mexico, Central and South
America has not been all that great for those countries. Remember, half of what
we consider the United States was taken from Mexico is a war of land conquest
initiated by the United States to extend itself west to the Pacific Ocean. Even
the acquisition of Texas came as a land grab by Southern immigrants who wanted
to bring slavery into that land in violation of Mexican laws.You
forget that the land where you live was once sovereign Mexican territory. Guess
who were the invaders? The United States got it cheap and Mexican-Americans
became aliens in their own land for years. If anything, the United States has
benefitted in many ways from Mexico. Perhaps if a lot of poor people facing
hunger and violence lived in Canada, they too would want to come to the United
States. Our wealth and safety are what draws people from all over the world.
Familiarize yourself with the words of Emma Lazarus written at the base of the
Statue of Liberty.
People accuse the U.S. of not being compassionate enough. Not taking in enough
desperate immigrants. Here is the reality check.Immigrants and
their U.S.-born children now number approximately 89.4 million people, or 28
percent of the overall U.S. population, according to the 2018 Current Population
Survey (CPS). Pew Research Center projects that the immigrant-origin share will
rise to about 36 percent by 2065.
Just another Trump Trumped up threat and a last minute solution so the adoring
few can fawn and grovel at the feet of the dear leader.The dog and
pony show continues!
Very good job!
Asylum seekers will now wait in MEXICO for their cases to be adjudicated. No
more catch and release! Fantastic! Amazing what a POTUS with a spine can do!!!
This isn’t a win for Trump, it’s a win for America!Jim Chee: “Could we cooperate with Mexico in the immigration
crisis by some other means? Yes. But it isn't Trump's style to do the
diplomatic thing and work together.”Mexico has been blowing us
off for decades. They have been that neighbor everyone dreads; the one that is
always coming into your yard uninvited, taking your stuff, breaking your stuff,
harassing the dog and your kids. You try to talk to them nicely, but nothing
ever changes, it’s always the same thing. Sometimes you wonder if you are
at fault. Maybe you are doing something that really bothers them. So you talk to
your Canadian neighbors on the other side of you - the ones you never have any
problems with. They say you are the best neighbors ever and appreciate all you
do for them. At this point, you decide moving isn’t an option so you have
get in their face a little and build a wall.
One vote, you have got to be kidding. Congress is completely at fault. The
feckless lawmakers of both party’s are destroying America, not Trump
@thidTrump will never be remembered as a great president. He is too
chaotic and takes credit when none is deserved.
Another big win for America!Thank you, President Trump!
Thank you President Trump for taking a stand when everybody else is piling on to
criticize your efforts. By the way. Those South Americans truly
needing asylum will ne able to take asylum in Mexico. Mexico even has jobs for
them since so many of their own citizens are already in the US illegally, but
making more money. Build the wall. Get Mexico to build a southern
Mexico border wall since the border is tiny. Have Mexico stop the caravans
marching through their country instead of aiding and abetting those migrations.
Have Mexico provide asylum to their neighbors. Then, find ways to
make legal immigration much easier, faster and less costly.
Wait for it.....The Trump critics (and they are all over the place)
will say it was a bad deal or it will accomplish nothing or that it is unfair to
Mexico or that it will ruin the economy or it was just a political stunt or
blahblahblah.Truth: Virtually all negotiations are a
give-and-take.Trump is using the tools he has, taking risks in an
effort to fix illegal immigration without giving away the store with amnesty and
open borders.Give him credit for courage and determination to keep
trying, even in the face of derogatory attacks on his efforts and motives. No
president in my lifetime has attempted to fix immigration with such
determination. Most have just played politics.Thank you, Mr.
This is better than a wall and Mexico is paying for it! President Trump will go
down as one of the BEST POTUS in history! Masterfully done, Mr. President Your
Democrat challengers stand no chance.
A deal was reached tonight. I'm so glad Mexico is finally going to be
solving this immigration problem. Thank you, Trump!
Why not threaten tariffs if drug cartels continue to finance gangs in
California? I can't believe we didn't think of this earlier.
Why not threaten tariffs if illegal drugs continue to come into our country from
Isn't this the way it always goes with Donald Trump: Make a lot of noise,
blow smoke, and then reverse course and tell us he's gotten a great deal?
For anyone who has studied his negotiation style, the lesson learned is always
the same. Threats. Yelling. Noise. Giving in to the inevitable. Taking credit
where no credit is deserved. It's all useless bluster to create chaos and
make everyone uncomfortable in the mythic reality that is Donald Trump.Could we cooperate with Mexico in the immigration crisis by some other means?
Yes. But it isn't Trump's style to do the diplomatic thing and work
together. He plays by the basic rule, "I win, you lose." So we get all
the strum und drang, people get migraine headaches, and Trump goes his merry way
with another mess that need not have ever happened.This fits well
with the Stephen Miller white nationalist mentality of exerting dominance over
those who he believes are inferior to himself, particularly Latinx people both
here and to the South. If it wasn't this, it would be something else to
show disregard for poor, desperate people from Central America. Maybe it's
the only way he can feel better about himself as a descendant of immigrants.
"If we are unable to make the deal, Mexico will begin paying Tariffs at the
5% level on Monday!"____________________Mexico hasn't
agreed to that or anything resembling that. Nor do I expect them to. But this
isn't Trump's supposed art of the deal. This is Trump, the mythmaker
who assumes the reliability of the ever gullible. Scary thing is, he's too
What am I going to do with the 50 avocados I have hoarded?
The Donald is failing big time on immigration that has gotten much worse since
he and Miller have been in charge. Sad!
Meanwhile, more immigrants than ever have flooded to our borders due to the
inept foreign policy of the Trump administration.
Another great victory for Glorious Leader. All will learn to bow to his
greatness.And the sooner the better.
I might have confidence that the VP and others negotiating with the Mexican
government could reach an accord to satisfy everyone. Maybe, just maybe, those
people aided by Congressional pressure could find common ground.However, as usual, the President will decide one way or another on a whim.
Or, perhaps on how the Fox commentators label any agreement. Even more likely to
make up Trump's mind is how an agreement decision affects negative
publicity that erupts (since that is almost daily, this is the most likely
scenario).This is no way to run a "railroad". Agreements,
treaties, accords have always been a carefully orchestrated process in which
both sides get something and everyone saves face in the eyes of the world. Our
President does not have the temperament, the patience, nor the respect for that
kind of process. He seems to act on whim, or as a reaction to political