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Trump´s backers desert him on border closure threat

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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/4/2019 12:28:28 PM

Some of President Trump’s staunchest allies on Capitol Hill have told him in no uncertain terms that they won’t back his threat to “close” the U.S.-Mexico border, describing the move as economic suicide. In particular, both of Texas’s GOP senators have told him not to do it. Sen. Ted Cruz said he sympathizes with Mr. Trump’s frustration at the soaring number of illegal immigrants who’ve figured out how to game the U.S. immigration system, with children and families surging into the country in record numbers.(Snip)Closing legal points of entry would harm American commerce and legal transit between Mexico


Cruz and Cornyn oppose full border security at a time when the USA is under active invasion by economic parasites. Would they make the same argument with any of the other countries where our military provide border security against invaders? Truly remarkable.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zzzghy 4/4/2019 12:35:50 PM (No. 23280)
Bribery or blackmail. Pick one.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toledo 4/4/2019 12:36:20 PM (No. 23272)
Avocado lovers?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/4/2019 12:40:57 PM (No. 23301)
Trump is the only politician looking out for the safety of this country as his top priority. These RINOs are completely worthless.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 4/4/2019 12:48:01 PM (No. 23288)
Put me in the bribery or blackmail column.
And #2 might be the post of the day.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 4/4/2019 12:54:45 PM (No. 23282)
I will support to hell and back on this. ANY THING it takes to get those damned illegals stopped from coming in and deport the ones here now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: HoraceR 4/4/2019 1:08:37 PM (No. 23299)
Trump has backed down from his threat and gone to this. President Donald Trump eased off his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, instead giving Mexico a “one-year warning” and threatening to first impose auto tariffs before closing the border.

No one is serious about securing the border.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa 4/4/2019 1:27:24 PM (No. 23296)
Trump is the only leader among all the Republicans, especially those in the Senate. They will do nothing about the border in the Senate because of their precious rules and will not support Trump when he tries to take action. They are not worth our support. Their interest is in getting reelected, not doing what is best for the country because it might cause a little temporary pain. They are pathetic. I used to respect Cruz and Cornyn but Cruz has been a big disappointment and Cornyn nothing but a flaming RHINO.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 4/4/2019 1:33:15 PM (No. 23275)
Cruz and Cornyn? Those are all Dinan can come up with to support that rather inflammatory headline? Dinan has gone off the rails.

Heidi Cruz is for open borders throughout North America:

Yet, as Donald Trump has brought issues involving open borders, immigration and trade to the forefront of national debate, national sovereignty has become a key issue in the 2016 race. Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller said that the race ultimately boiled down to “nation-state versus globalism.” By lending her name to one of the most pernicious attempts to undermine our American sovereignty, Heidi Cruz stood firmly on the side of globalism. The BNAC blueprint remains. It raises the question, “Would a President Cruz embrace the Council on Foreign Relations’ North American Community?”


Heidi was credited with being an author of the North American Union blueprint produced by the CFR.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 4/4/2019 1:48:37 PM (No. 23287)
Trump has had little or no support on Capital Hill since he took office. They were never his backers. Trump´s backers are out in the general public, and they number in the tens of millions. Maybe over a hundred million. The WE conveniently overlooks this. The headline is misleading.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/4/2019 2:00:07 PM (No. 23300)
Close the border!

I couldn´t be the only Trump backer who will not desert him. In fact, just yesterday I mailed my check to the Make America Great Again Campaign.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HPmatt 4/4/2019 2:04:31 PM (No. 23276)
Close the Border and watch the Senators and Congresscritters pass a bill to fix immigration LOOPHOLES in one day.

Put up or Shut up time. American citizens are watching to see if there are any Americans still in Congress. I know there is ONE in the White House.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 4/4/2019 2:18:35 PM (No. 23279)
Therefore, they are not backers. They are backstabbing the citizens of this country.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hoopsfan 4/4/2019 2:35:44 PM (No. 23286)
With "friends" like this, who needs enemies?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimBob 4/4/2019 2:52:20 PM (No. 23298)
The writer of the article did NOT ask ME!

Build the Wall!
Make it TEN FEET TALLER, then
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Penney 4/4/2019 2:52:46 PM (No. 23291)
Another year of this ILLEGAL invasion of our southern border and the entire country will be overwhelmed! The numbers ignoring existing law are staggering, including the ones in Congress. Take a drive across Texas on I-10 & Hwy. 90 and see for yourself!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: agrunt 4/4/2019 3:17:13 PM (No. 23278)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jerseytomato 4/4/2019 3:31:55 PM (No. 23273)
´Staunchest allies?´

What - THAT group of self serving trough swillers?? Uh, it´s the voters voices that count!!!!!

We want the border closed, monitored, guarded, secured - take your pick - but pick one and do it!

Build the wall aready!!!!!!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 4/4/2019 3:38:31 PM (No. 23281)
And Trump didn´t just blink. He collapsed.

He just gave Mexico A YEAR to stop it themselves, and if they don´t THEN he will close the border and/or put a tariff on cars imported from there.

In a year America as we know it will not exist, with hundreds of thousands of third worlders streaming across the border every month.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2 4/4/2019 4:15:59 PM (No. 23292)
How bad can a shortage of avocados be? What’s more important; rising food prices on some items or rampant invasions of illegal immigrants? Shut it down!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sandpiper 4/4/2019 4:47:00 PM (No. 23285)
C of C got to them.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: PostAway 4/4/2019 5:00:17 PM (No. 23293)
Proof that enemies of the state come in all kinds of disguises, even as conservative Congreesmen.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 4/4/2019 5:49:46 PM (No. 23290)
A partial closure that permits business to continue could still stop the so called asylum seekers. I say close it down and close the government down until there is a budget.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: watashiyo 4/4/2019 6:13:56 PM (No. 23295)
Extreme problems require EXTREME solutions.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: binar 4/4/2019 6:50:02 PM (No. 23289)
I am not happy to say Ann Coulter was right.
...Kick the can down the road....
He keeps this up he won´t be re-elected and all hell breaks lose
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Reply 25 - Posted by: judy 4/4/2019 6:52:10 PM (No. 23274)
I’m blaming Ryan & McConnell!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone 4/4/2019 7:03:30 PM (No. 23284)
Is there any doubt that the Republicans aren’t a wimpy bunch!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: 49 Ford 4/4/2019 8:03:20 PM (No. 23294)
Seems that there is no easy answer here. Closing the ports of entry (and for how long?) would be economically disastrous AND a political loser. You can denounce Cruz and Cornyn as RINOs, sellouts and whatever else, but maybe there is another explanation: that they´re hearing loudly and clearly from their constituents against a border closing?

Could be. There are lots of people who are staunch patriots until they perceive that it might cost them something. That´s just human nature. Add to that all the sand that Obama´s judges have tossed into the gears and you´ve got a very toxic stew.

PDT is dealing with the gritty, mudhole realities that few among us would grab hold of. I´ll trust his judgement and continue to pray for him.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Frenesi1 4/4/2019 8:16:55 PM (No. 23283)
Now is the time to do it. Next year will be too late. Do it now and the outrage should be spent by next year.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mike22 4/4/2019 9:44:25 PM (No. 23277)
I think the President has to hear from the voters.

I think the two Texas senators need to hear from their constituents.

I love explaining to GOP fundraisers that the failures like this is the basis for me holding on to my money.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney 4/4/2019 10:00:52 PM (No. 23302)
If the President stands firm, Mexico would either comply and/or ask for help to stop the cartels and enforce the laws, IMHO.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: TXknitter 4/5/2019 11:05:33 AM (No. 23297)
Trump has exposed my Texas “conservative” Senators for who they really are - bought and paid for open borders, cheap illegal labor advocates who are no more serious about a secure TX-Mexico border than the Democrats. None of this surprises me.

I will speak up for our Texas Lt. Governor who was on Lou Dobbs this week. When talking about the BILLIONS coming from the Texas budget to care for all these illegals, I heard real panic in his voice. He was not afraid to let the national audience know it is time to be afraid.
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