Last night, the U.S. and Mexico came to terms on a deal to help stem the flow of migrants north. Over 144,000 illegal aliens crossed last month, many of which immediately made frivolous asylum claims. There is no question such levels of abuse are at crisis level, so much so that even some Democrats have been unable to deny it any longer.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow party members have done absolutely nothing to help the situation. Instead, they’ve stonewalled monetary requests for things like bedding, facilities, and additional manpower. Then, as the situation worsened, they virtue signaled to the public about how awful it is that illegals being captured aren’t immediately given 5 star accommodations. It’s political but it’s also pretty disgusting.
Take Bernie Sanders, for example, where Rep. Dan Crenshaw promptly put him in his place.
Maybe you could start by supporting POTUS request for $4.5 B in humanitarian aid, to include more facilities?
Maybe you could support @LindseyGrahamSC bill to reform asylum process?
Maybe you won’t support actual solutions because you prefer to virtue signal about the crisis? https://t.co/tZk3nEwnA5
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 1, 2019
After the deal was announced last night, you’d think Democrats who were preaching economic Armageddon a few days ago might just be quiet for a while. Take the loss and move on, don’t draw attention to it, etc.
But nah, this was Chuck Schumer’s response.
This is an historic night!@realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to “greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”
Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future. https://t.co/DNNfbevkGP
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 8, 2019
This is what it looks to suck at social media.
This is a “the jerk store called” level of a jab. You’d think he’d have staffers who could help him out here or perhaps this was a staffer, in which case they should probably be relieved of their Twitter duties.
Trump did the opposite of what Schumer claimed would happen and his only response is to idiotically, sarcastically assert that this must mean the problem is solved. Because signing a deal means all migrant flows stop immediately or something. I don’t know, the point is that it makes zero sense.
So now @SenShumer is admitting we have an illegal immigration problem?
This is indeed an historic night! https://t.co/hOJ6uu8bzH
— cosmoscon (@gdthomp01) June 8, 2019
Chuck. You seem upset Trump & Mexico are working together to solve our crisis at the border. No I’m sorry, you seem bitter. I know, you were counting on having those tariffs for Dems to run against in 2020 and of course fewer illegal immigrants means fewer Dems.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 8, 2019
That’s what’s probably really motivating Schumer. The Democrats were salivating at the idea of Trump imposing tariffs that would hurt the economy going into 2020. Instead, Mexico caved to a reasonable level of action. That’s infuriating for liberals and open border advocates.
The same “look the crisis is over!” line was tried out by noted anti-Trumper John Zielger last night as well.
So, you single-handedly created a crisis and then, in taking credit for “solving” it, you destroyed what was left of your argument that there is a “national emergency” at the border?!
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) June 8, 2019
That’s a level of delusion I’m not prepared to witness. It’s just awkward.
As I’ve said many times, I have nothing personal against people who disagree with Donald Trump. But when your default reaction to even positive news is to flail about, desperately trying to spin it as a negative, I can’t respect that.
After HotAir’s Jazz Shaw politely suggested to Ziegler that he perhaps just take a break, this was his response.
In the morning?! You just can’t be this stupid. In no time this will all be forgotten & 0 will be accomplished except #Cult45 members jerking themselves off pretending that Trump’s fighting for them & doing something when it’s really just to distract from his broken wall promise.
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) June 8, 2019
These people are deranged. Even in the face of objectively good news, they can’t just give credit where credit is due. If Mexico reneges on the deal, they’ll be plenty of time to cry about that later. For now, Trump scored a good victory for this country. Everyone should be supportive of that.
Instead you get crazed responses like those from Schumer and Ziegler. That’s 2019 for you.
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