Bob Bryan, provided by Published 11:30 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images President Donald Trump reiterated an argument about the wall along with the US-Mexico border during a primetime Oval Office speech. Trump argued that Mexico will pay for the border wall "indirectly" via the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal. Most economists and trade experts say that is not the case. During a President Donald Trump's newest argument that Mexico would in fact paying for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border has been rejected by experts and economists. During Trump's primetime Oval Office speech on Tuesday, the president reiterated an argument he has adopted during the fight leading up to and during the government shutdown. Mexico, he said, would pay for the wall through the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA), the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "The wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new … [Read more...] about Trump claimed that Mexico will pay for the border wall ‘indirectly by the great new trade deal.’ That’s just not how it works.
John Haltiwanger, provided by Published 10:09 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Mark Wilson/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday compared immigrants to zoo animals in a controversial post to Instagram regarding the wall his father wants to build along the US-Mexico border. Trump Jr. shared the post via his Instagram story, which said, "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work." Trump Jr.'s social media habits, much like his father's, have often landed him in hot water. Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday compared immigrants to zoo animals in a controversial Instagram post regarding the wall his father wants to build along the US-Mexico border. Though the post does not appear on his main profile, a source close to Trump Jr. pointed out to INSIDER that it was shared via the Instagram story feature. It will delete after 24 hours. Trump Jr.'s post said, "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work." Many on social media took … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall
Aerial view of US President Donald Trump’s border wall prototypes as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on January 7, 2019. – US President Donald Trump stood firm Sunday on his demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico, claiming “tremendous” support inside his camp on the contentious issue which has forced a government shutdown now entering its third week. (Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images) A prototype of US President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall being built near San Diego, in the US, is seen from across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, on October 22, 2017. Following up on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the entire 3,200 kilometre (2,000 mile) Mexican frontier, the Department of Homeland Security began building prototypes for the barrier along the border in San Diego and Imperial counties, as it … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump’s speech on the border wall
President Donald Trump instructed the White House budget office to look into using the Department of Defence’s budget to build his desired border wall, Axios reported. Specifically, the office is said to be looking into using Pentagon funds without going through Congress. The news comes 19 days into a partial government shutdown as a result of a disagreement between Trump and Congressional Democrats on funding the $US5 billion wall. The White House is considering using the Pentagon budget to fund President Donald Trump’s proposed $US5 billion border wall between US and Mexico, according to Axios. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been looking into ways to secure funding for the wall without going through Congress, the news site reported, citing a source close to OMB Deputy Director Russ Vought. Specifically, the OMB – under Trump’s command – is looking into whether he can use Department of Defence money to fund the wall … [Read more...] about Trump is considering a raid on the Pentagon budget to fund his border wall, report says
Alan Fram Associated Press Published 6:18 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 Washington – Top congressional Democrats said President Donald Trump “has chosen fear” in his drive to build a southern border wall and called on him to reopen the government shuttered because of the standoff over his demand for money for the barrier. Speaking moments after Trump made his case for the wall in an Oval Office address Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a national television audience that the president’s rhetoric has been “full of misinformation and even malice.” Standing alongside her, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said America’s symbol “should be the Statute of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall.” He accused Trump of trying to “stoke fear and divert attention” from his tumultuous administration. The Democrats’ prime-time remarks were something of a debut for the newly empowered opposition. Less than a week after Democrats … [Read more...] about Dems: Trump has ‘chosen fear’ in bid for border wall