Donald Trump campaign video hits Democrats over border wall

Donald Trump re-election campaign video
The ad charges Democrats do not want national security.

Declaring border security a national security crisis, the re-election campaign of Donald Trump is releasing a new digital ad Friday calling out several Democratic presidential candidates and the party in general for believing there is no crisis.

The 60-second video ad lays out Trump’s case for identifying a border wall as a defining policy of national security, and also begins targeting a curious mix of his potential 2020 election campaign opponents.

The video is being released as Trump plans a visit to the border in Calexico, Calif., Friday.

It begins with brief clips of former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke [identified as “Robert Francis O’Rourke [‘Beto’]”, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, and then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, covered with the text, “Democrats Do Not Want to Keep Americans Safe.”

The video then goes through a series of news reports and interviews with various officials including former Obama Administration Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson describing a crisis at the border. Finally, it ends with Trump walking beside a border wall, with the text, “It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Playing Political Games with National Security.”

Scott Powers

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4 comments

  • JIM FOX

    April 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    THE STAMPEDE:
    Democrats want this. They will with hold support allowing as many illegal aliens to enter the country before assisting in border security. Dems offer rewards, incentives so…..More caravans on the way. The current migration at our border is costing U.S taxpayers a Kings ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don’t stay in Mexico when they reach “safety” or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. Notice how many have made the long, difficult, dangerous journey to our country 8-9 months pregnant? Give birth on American soil and the U.S. taxpayers will not only pay for the birth of you’re child but will also give you state government assistance.

    TPS / DACA
    To Democrats/Progressives/Socialists (whats the difference?) programs like Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing “temporary or deferred” about these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees (usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently using the charge of racism, religion, guilt against anyone opposed. Simple formula works great.

    THE PRICE:
    Democrats view U.S. citizens as acceptable collateral damage to their future long range goals of flooding the country with refugees & illegal aliens and having taxpayers paying the cost. Democrat politicians and their voters have put families at risk of being victimized by illegal aliens as in the cases Kate Steinly (nothing done) then, Mollie Tibbetts, (nothing done) Police Cpl. Ronil Singh, (nothing done) now Bambi Larson; butchered in her home, nothing will be done…who’s next? These victims would be alive today if our border was secured. Most of these killers have been deported numerous times. Bambi ‘s killer claimed “amnesty” to get into the country. Sanctuary city’s where you have protection for illegal aliens, gang members, illegal alien felons fleeing ICE. What a place to raise a family.

  • Jim Fox

    April 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children & grand children as has been passed on to us.

    *Cost of educating illegal aliens is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers on average $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the millions spent on bilingual ED, instructors, special need children & day care. School class size are negatively impacted by illegal aliens and our students suffer as a result.

    *Taxpayers in some states are funding “in state college tuition” discounts for illegal aliens. (AZ voted to terminate this taxpayer expense.) Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.

    *About one in five inmates in federal prison are foreign-born, & more than 90% of those are in the U.S illegally. This does not include local jails and state prisons. At roughly $24,000 per year expense per inmate.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the criminal justice system.

    *Mexico received 33 billion last year in remittance. 120 billion total was sent out of the country in total remittance last year.

    *Every child birth by illegal aliens in the U.S is paid for with tax dollars.In the US, the average cost to have a baby without complications during delivery, is $10,808, which can increase to $30,000 when factoring in care provided before and after pregnancy (July 9, 2018 google.)

    * Section 8 housing. Illegal aliens take full advantage of this program. Citizens & their families in poverty in many cases wait years behind non citizens for emergency housing.

    *Congress is debating DACA and is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Thank the parents and Barrack Obama.

    *$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, & taxpayer funded school lunches. Visit youtube search “cost of illegal immigration.”

  • gary

    April 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t read this is you as partisan by the American people. Polls overwhelmingly agree. Americans want something done to stop this invasion and fix the immigration system. The only people against that… Democrats in office and RINO’s!

    #BUILDTHEDAMNWALL

  • Robin Ricker

    April 6, 2019 at 7:47 am

    The Liberals will turn America into another 3rd world country, Dems will love this, everyday working person will support there luxurious lifestyle behind their protected walls, while all of America suffers. Liberals you will get exactly what you ask for.

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