President Trump is heading to the southern border to address the American people on the ongoing crisis there. News of Trump’s visit comes one day after the memorial service for the California police officer who was killed by an illegal immigrant, and a week after members of the migrant caravan invasion force attempted to breach the border for a second time, attacking Border Patrol agents as they did.
Fox News is reporting:
“President Trump announced that he will address the nation on Tuesday night before traveling later in the week to the U.S.-Mexico border, as he seeks to highlight border security and presses Democrats for wall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day.
“I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern,” Trump tweeted on Monday.
I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019
Trump plans to address the nation from the Oval Office, in a first for his presidency.
His travel plans to the border were revealed earlier in a tweet by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
“President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon,” Sanders tweeted.
President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 7, 2019
A law enforcement source told Fox News that Trump plans to visit the border by McAllen, Texas.
The president’s visit will come on what is likely to be the 20th day of the partial government shutdown. Numerous government agencies first ran out of funding on Dec. 22, as Democrats vowed to block Trump’s requested $5.7 billion to build the border wall and Trump insisted on the money.
Last week, House Democrats passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees construction of the wall, at current levels through Feb. 8, with $1.3 billion for border security—a figure far less than Trump requested. Senate Republicans so far have not taken it up.
The president told congressional Democratic leaders during a meeting on Friday that he was willing to keep the government shutdown for as long as necessary — possibly months or even years — in order to get the funding he wants.
After a weekend filled with meetings about the shutdown, the president moved to call for a steel wall, rather than a concrete barrier, at the southern border. Trump framed the pitch for a steel wall as a concession to Democrats to move negotiations along.
“They don’t like concrete, so we’ll give them steel,” Trump told reporters over the weekend.
But Democrats do not appear moved by the president’s message.”
News of Trump’s visit also comes as triple-amputee vet Airman Brian Kolfage announced that he is just waiting on lawyers to work out a few details so he & his team can begin constructing a concrete wall on the border. Airman Kolfage has raised almost $20 million for the wall in just 3 weeks.
Getting lots of messages about when the big announcement is coming. Hang tight, its HUGE and I'm at the mercy of lawyers who are finalizing things. We have the backing like you've never seen before. It's Happening guys, we are building that BIG CONCRETE WALL! #GoFundTheWall
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) January 7, 2019
The “backing” Kolfage is speaking of are major political players who you know very well, captains of industry, elected officials, and Hollywood conservatives among others. I’ve seen the names of those involved, and it’s extremely impressive that people of such high caliber have joined in to help Kolfage in such a short amount of time. One of the “Hollywood conservatives” who has joined Kolfage has starred in over 100 movies & TV series, many of them blockbusters. Those supporting the wall campaign will definitely have a “Wow!” moment when the list of backers & team members is released.
The good thing about Kolfage’s campaign to build the wall is, we won’t need politicians to get it built. We’ll do it ourselves, since we know Democrats will do everything they can to stop Trump from getting it built, even holding it up in court for as long as they can.
Once the lawyers finalize everything, Kolfage’s team will be revealed, and donations will skyrocket, enabling even more of the wall to be built.
As soon as legal clears us to go public, we'll clear $100 Million in a week. #gofundthewall DONATE: https://t.co/gnBlJ1pWco@RyanAFournier @DeplorableChoir @KrisKobach1787 @RealJamesWoods https://t.co/qpGzs1zPjH
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) January 6, 2019
Let’s help Airman Kolfage build the wall on our own without politicians!
To donate to Kolfage’s wall fund, go to the official GoFundMe account HERE
SEND CHECK DONATIONS TO (This is listed on the official GoFundMe account so you can verify):
Make Payable to: WeFund The Wall
4833 Front St. Unit B-158
Castle Rock, CO 80104
To help Kolfage personally: