The President of the United States Donald Trump made a televised address to the nation against the background of the political crisis that arose because of the reluctance of his political opponents-Democrats to approve the financing of the wall on the border with Mexico.
A video of the appeal was published on the White House website. Trump described the situation on the border as a humanitarian and security crisis.
At the beginning of his speech, Trump tried to convince Americans of his rightness with the help of numbers. He cited data on illegal migration, the number of murders involving illegal immigrants, the volume of drugs that illegally cross the open border.
In addition, he noted that illegal migration affected primarily African Americans and Latin Americans, whose wages were falling and who were losing their jobs.
According to him, the construction of the wall on the border will pay for itself quickly. “The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $ 500 billion a year — much more than the $ 5.7 billion that we requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid indirectly through a new trade agreement that we signed with Mexico,” the President said.
He also recalled that the leader of the democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, had repeatedly voted for the allocation of funds to strengthen the border with Mexico. The perseverance of the Democrats is not caused by concern for the country, but by the desire to counteract it personally to Donald Trump, the President is sure.
At the same time, the only solution to the situation Trump called the consent of the Democrats to allocate funds for the construction of the wall. “This situation could be resolved within a 45-minute meeting. I invited the leaders of Congress to the White house tomorrow to do so,” the US President said and urged the US politicians to rise above party differences.
Trump also recalled the words of democratic leader in the lower house of Congress Nancy Pelosi, who called the wall “immoral”. Trump did not name her, but asked why rich politicians build walls, fences and gates around their own homes. “They build walls not because they hate people outside, but because they love those who inside,” Trump assured.
The only immoral phenomenon Trump called politicians who do nothing to save lives. The President recalled the victims of illegal immigrants of recent days: a killed police officer, a raped and murdered woman veteran in California and other cases.
Trump’s speech was unlike many of his speeches in the past. He addressed the Americans in a calm, non-aggressive tone, with expressions of sympathy, understanding, and regret.
“When I became President, I vowed to defend our country. I’ll do it forever. God help me. Thank you and good night!”,- the President of the USA finished the speech.