Trump calls migrants at Mexican border ‘rough hombres’ as the president rants that Republicans need to vote for his state of emergency during White House governors meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019
By Paul Martin

House Democrats are using a clause in the National Emergencies Act to try to nullify President Trump’s ‘national emergency’ declaration a week ago
Joint Resolution would have to pass in both House and Senate to force a showdown with the White House
Trump said he would veto the resolution ‘100 per cent,’ killing it unless Congress overturns him with two-thirds majorities, an unlikely prospect
President issued an order saying illegal immigration and drug trafficking on the southern border had risen to emergency levels
The move gave him the legal authority to build his border wall using $8 billion that hasn’t been committed to specific government projects
Congress traditionally has the ‘power of the purse’ and funds the government

25 February 2019

President Donald Trump returned to calling Central America migrants crossing the border illegally ‘rough hombres’ on Monday morning as he spoke to a bipartisan group of governors.

He singled out Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras as ‘not sending us their finest’ to America and encouraging ‘rough hombres’ to relocate to America in caravans.

The president heralded the wall he’s building with funds secured through a national emergency declaration, that he urged Republican senators to support, as a non-violent way to keep illegal immigrants from coming to America.

He said America doesn’t put machine-gun toting soldiers at its borders like other nations do.

‘Unlike other countries, and this is a good thing – I don’t want to create controversy, because I hate controversy, believe me – but unlike other countries, we don’t let people get shot,’ he contended. ‘We don’t have people standing there with the most sophisticated machine guns in the world and use them.’

He insisted, ‘Many countries do, many countries do. We can’t do that. We can’t do that. This country can’t do that. But the barrier does it very simply.’

In the extended rant on immigration, the president said he’d be deploying a new wall prototype on the border, now that he’s unshackled himself from the constraints put on fencing at the border by Congress.

‘Actually if we do a really good job and if we have some money left over, we might even throw them in areas that you would say we don’t need them, because they’ll figure a way,’ he said for the first time.

Trump had conceded as he was trying to get Congress to fund the wall that the border does not need to be covered in barriers from sea to shining sea, because naturally occurring environmental factors likes mountains and rivers block migrants from crossing.

He said Monday that areas without walling would become ‘weak spots’ and attract drug cartels and human traffickers.

‘That will be the area, that will become the weak spot. It’s like water. It just seeks its own. But these people, they have the traffickers. They’re vicious, they’re smart, the coyotes – how about the name coyote? They have people tied up,’ he stated.

Congressional Democrats are trying to terminate his national emergency declaration to deprive him of the money. Trump in a Monday morning tweet encouraged senators from his own party to stay strong when the resolution gets to them.

‘I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security,’ he tweeted. ‘Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!’

House Democrats introduced a resolution hours earlier to block the move, which the president took as a means of funding his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

Asked during an Oval Office trade meeting with Chinese officials whether he was ready to uncap his veto pen, Trump didn’t hesitate.

‘On the wall? Will I veto it? One hundred per cent. One hundred per cent,’ he said.

‘And I don’t think it survives a veto. We have too many smart people that want border security. So I can’t imagine if it survives a veto. But I will veto it, yes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, had announced that a vote would come Tuesday.

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