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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/13/2018 04:53 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/13/2018 04:53 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

President Trump After Review of Border Wall Prototypes

San Diego, CA...Well, thank you very much, Secretary Nielsen; Acting Commissioner McAleenan; and the incredible Border Patrol agents, CBP officers who are doing an amazing job; ICE agents and officers, who I know so many of you. Every day, criminals and tariffs try to infiltrate our country. You got a good glimpse of it before. We did it together, with the media, frankly. I didn’t know we were going to be doing that, but you got, really, maybe a far better glimpse than you’re going to get right now.

But the border wall is truly our first line of defense, and it’s probably, if you think about it, our first and last, other than the great ICE agents and other people — moving people out. It will save thousands and thousands of lives, save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by reducing crime, drug flow, welfare fraud, and burdens on schools and hospitals. The wall will save hundreds of billions of dollars — many, many times what it’s going to cost.

We must also close the deadly loopholes exploited by smugglers and traffickers. And we’re in that area. We’re in one of the many areas along the border where we have that problem. And we have to confront the dangerous sanctuary cities, which you’ve been all hearing so much about.

California sanctuary policies put the entire nation at risk. They’re the best friend of the criminal. That’s what exactly is happening. The criminals take refuge in these sanctuary cities, and it’s very dangerous for our police and enforcement folks.

The smugglers, the traffickers, the gang members, they’re all taking refuge, and I think a lot of people in California understand that. A lot of people from a lot of other places understand it, and they don’t want sanctuary cities.

These policies release dangerous criminal offenders to prey on innocent people and nullify the federal law. They’re threatening the security and the safety of the people of our country. In the upcoming omnibus budget bill, Congress must fund the border wall and prohibit grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that threaten the security of our country and the people of our country. We must enforce our laws and protect our people.

And I have to say, law enforcement — ICE, Border Patrol — all of the people that have been so good to me for so long, they’re really doing a job. But our job — and I think we all understand the job would be a lot easier if we weren’t protecting criminals in the sanctuary cities. We had a great talk about it inside.

Cooperation with Mexico is another crucial element of border security. DHS coordinates closely with the Mexican law enforcement, and we must absolutely build on that cooperation. Both countries recognize the need to stem the cross-border flow of illegal weapons, drugs, people, and cash.

I have a great relationship with the President of Mexico, a wonderful guy — Enrique. Terrific guy. We’re working — we’re trying to work things out. We’ll see whether or not it happens. I don’t know that it’s going to happen. He’s a very good negotiator. He loves the people of Mexico, and he’s working very hard. We’ll see what happens.

But we have to, obviously, have a couple of disagreements before we get there. You’ll see over the next month whether or not it takes place in this administration, meaning his administration. They have an election coming up. I hear they have some very good people running, and they have some that maybe aren’t so good. In any event, we’ll handle it.

I want to again thank everyone for being here today, and I want to again call on Congress to deliver a budget that protects our homeland and properly funds all of our law enforcement needs. I want to thank the Secretary. I want to thank ICE and the Border Patrol agents for their incredible work and their incredible bravery. I want to thank all of law enforcement on the border. It’s a dangerous job. It’s a tough job. And if you didn’t have even these remnant walls — we call them remnant; they’ve been here for a long time — people don’t say that. But they’ve been here for a long time. If you didn’t have them, you would have crime in numbers that far surpass the numbers that you see today.

We’ve cut down, and way down, on crossings — border crossings — because of the job that the Border Patrol does. And the ones that get through, we’ve gotten out. MS-13, we’re taking them out by the thousands. But we don’t want them here in the first place. We don’t want them to come in.

So this was really a day where we look at the different prototypes of the wall. You’ve seen them. The media has seen them. And some work very well; some don’t work so well. When we build, we want to build the right thing.

Interestingly, the ones that work the best aren’t necessarily the most expensive — something I like about that ring.

So I want to thank everybody for being here. I want to thank, frankly, the media for being here. And we’ll let the people of our country know that we need safety, we need security at the border, and we’re getting it like we’ve never had it before. But we want to make it perfecto.

Thank you all very much. And thank you. Thank you, folks, very much. Thank you.

Secretary, you want to say something?

SECRETARY NIELSEN: Just quickly, just to thank the President so much for his continued leadership. As he says, CBP and ICE both put their lives on the line every day to protect our country. For that, I’m forever grateful, both as — to serve as Secretary, but also as an American. And we will build this wall.

So thank you for coming out today. We’re building up a toolkit based on what we’ve learned from the research and development on the prototypes. And we look forward to breaking ground very soon, and securing our country.

So thank you again to the President for his continued leadership.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

Q Will you veto a bill with no punishment for sanctuary cities?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going to see. We’re going to look at it. We’re looking at it very, very strongly. Sanctuary cities are protecting a horrible group of people, in many cases — criminals. And what happened, as an example, in Oakland was a disgrace to our nation. And we just can’t let that happen.

Thank you very much.

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Posted on: 2018-03-13 16:55:39   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:43:49   By: Anonymous
    ^^^^^you had sex with your uncle, didn't you?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:08:26   By: Anonymous
Like selling a crappy timeshare to someone who can't afford it, in a place no one wants to go. That's what this guy is qualified to do.

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    Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:12:38   By: Anonymous
    Try helping the homeless. Do something real, not just fake BS

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    Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:44:56   By: Anonymous
    I wonder if Trump is laying pipe to that skank on his left?

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      Posted on: 2018-03-14 09:31:16   By: Anonymous
      I think Trumps laying pipe with the man on the right.

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Build the wall now
Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:11:16   By: Anonymous
Keep Michael Oliveras family south of the border

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    Re: Build the wall now
    Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:14:58   By: Anonymous
    Hell Yeah Build That WALL !!

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      Re: Build the wall now
      Posted on: 2018-03-13 22:47:11   By: Anonymous
      Walls? Just not in california.

      republican strategist, kurt bardella, just posted that the California Republican Party is dead in the water. Pointing out that more Hispanics live in CA than whites, a republican party that eschews the Latino/a vote will never survive here.

      I want more diversity, not less.

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Go Away Trump
Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:16:26   By: Anonymous
Gag! Barf! Man makes me ill every time he opens his mouth.

Take his wall and build it in Florida around his golf get-away.

He claims he is being 'begged' by Californians to build it. I'd love to see a list of those 'begging' him to take their land with no remuneration to build his wall. And make no mistake . . . this is not 'our' wall. It is 'Trump's wall'. He wants something visible there when he is booted out of office. His personal monolith.

In reality, what is more likely to happen, is that when he's gotten rid of, the wall will be taken down because it is not wanted, not needed, and is an embarrassment to the USA.

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    Re: Go Away Trump
    Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:18:38   By: Anonymous

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      Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:19:42   By: Anonymous

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    Re: Go Away Trump
    Posted on: 2018-03-13 17:49:41   By: Anonymous
    You're funny. Maybe you should let the illegals into your home.

    Yeah, didn't think so. . .

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      Re: Go Away Trump
      Posted on: 2018-03-13 18:52:40   By: Anonymous
      I let illegals in my home all the time. They do a bang up job with yard maintaince and house keeping. I'd like to hire some legal whities but the last few ended up being thieves!

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        Re: Go Away Trump
        Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:36:07   By: Anonymous
        And there's your liberal perspective all summed up in one! Keep the illegals around to do my yard work. . . .

        F'in hypocrite. . .

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          Re: Go Away Trump
          Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:40:16   By: Anonymous
          Seriously...Racist much?

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            Re: Go Away Trump
            Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:45:21   By: Anonymous
            So you do admit they are 'ILLEGALLY' in the United States! Nice comment Einstein! Priceless!

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        Re: Go Away Trump
        Posted on: 2018-03-13 20:44:11   By: Anonymous
        The kids of the inbreds that post here cant even hold a job
        Too stupid like their Trumptard parents

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          Re: Go Away Trump
          Posted on: 2018-03-15 23:29:29   By: Anonymous
          They are not expected to work right now.They are away at college using their college funds that their parents worked for and saved. They will most likely live in another state when they graduate. It is no longer safe here in the sanctuary state for our children.

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        Re: Go Away Trump
        Posted on: 2018-03-14 08:54:15   By: Anonymous
        Yes. Thank God for the illegals. Most of the white legals in Arnold are meth addicts. Just read the crime reports on thepinetree and see who is committing crime around here.

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    Re: Go Away Trump
    Posted on: 2018-03-14 09:57:55   By: Anonymous
    I'm beggin him to build a wall.

    And yes, I am a college educated woman, Spanish descent, and a registered Native American.

    Wierd I know, I am not who the media claims to be supporting Trump.

    My immigrant friends support the wall. They came here the right way. There is a right way to immigrate. They feel that those who want to come here can stand in line just like they did.

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      Re: Go Away Trump
      Posted on: 2018-03-14 10:14:10   By: Anonymous
      My gosh, a rational post on the PineTree. Who woulda thunk it?

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      Re: Go Away Trump
      Posted on: 2018-03-15 22:09:20   By: Anonymous
      Money, access , they go hand in hand. A poverty stricken with a family south of the boreder ......none of the assets I expect your fronds have had that assisted them in entry.

      The illegals come here to do the jobs the others won’t do. Many , if not most , raise fine families and contribute to our communities and country. And the large and necessary industries like agriculture, hotels, restaurants, packing and processing.....hire these people .

      It seems irrelevant as to make a decision on who stands who stands in line and who doesn’t.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-13 19:36:52   By: Anonymous
Trump trying hard to divert attention from the special counsel investigation. And his wall is horescrap. He gives trillions in tax cuts to the super rich and corporations, and wants the rest of us to pay billions for a wall, and his military parade and for himself and his family to jet around the world at taxpayer cost while they attempt to enhance their own businesses.

Trump has paid off people and has no disclosure agreements on everyone who was involved with him, all for the purpose of hiding his immoral and dishonest activities.

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    Posted on: 2018-03-13 20:41:40   By: Anonymous
    After reading all this ignorant hillbilly dribble, someone that really sees Trump as the fraud he really is
    LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted on: 2018-03-13 21:57:50   By: Anonymous
      It is evident that millions more voters saw him as a fraud, but somehow Republican gerrymandering got him more electoral college votes. That and a lot of help from Putin.

      Impeach the pig, or vote out the GOP , every one of them for not standing up for the rule of law, truth and our constitution.

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        Posted on: 2018-03-13 22:02:28   By: Anonymous
        You and your fantasy world are cracking me up.

        Put down the pipe and step away from the CNN. . .

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          Posted on: 2018-03-13 22:42:25   By: Anonymous
          Let's see. 36 elections since September that entailed a republican and a democrat, and the republicans have won?
          zero. even in heavily traditional republican districts.

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            Blue Wave
            Posted on: 2018-03-14 08:48:35   By: Anonymous
            Yep, if enough people wake up, and see that they were played, and vote, America can reverse the racism, hate and ignorance the GOP has embraced.

            Just to let you know, we got here because of a slave era electoral college system which negates a popular vote.
            The electoral college has to go, also the 12 ways the Republicans steal elections.

            Interstate Crosscheck on trial now
            Voter Id
            Broken voting machines in minority precincts
            Hackable voting machines and state tally
            Reduced voter early voting
            Voter intimidation by threats of arrest

            The Democrats need to always bring up voter disenfranchisement by Republicans at every opportunity.

            Dump didn't "win" this is what happens when elections are stolen, we get a Dump or bush , remember how well it went with bush 9-11 allowed -2 wars, torture, and an economic depression.

            We face the same with Dump, we must resist, and throw Dump,Pense out.

            Reclaim Democracy! Your vote is the foundation of Democracy , we must restore a free, fair vote in all America!

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              Re: Blue Wave
              Posted on: 2018-03-14 10:16:24   By: Anonymous
              Translation: Wah, f'n Wah!

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        Posted on: 2018-03-14 09:02:03   By: Anonymous
        This is the plan.. But we all need to help. Send what you can afford to send to McClintock's opponent.

        Devin Nunes has a strong opponent too. Andrew Janz. He'll need money to counter the Koch brothers and other right wing billionaires who don't care about the wall but LOVE their shiny new tax cut. But they can be beaten as (I hope) was shown in PA's 18th district yesterday.

        There are about 700,000 people in a Congressional district. That is a lot of people who could send even $20 to get this country back on track. Please do your part.

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          Posted on: 2018-03-14 10:17:40   By: Anonymous
          Janz hasn't a chanz!

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Loud mouth BSer Trump
Posted on: 2018-03-15 21:24:46   By: Anonymous
Wants to spend billions on a border wall, but won’t spend a hundred and twenty million that Congress allocated to stop Russian hacking of our elections..

The whole country, at least that know anything, and most of the rest of modern world know that Trump is a Putin patsy.

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