The media isn’t going to believe President Donald Trump if he told them the sky is blue, and Trump recognizes that fact. He also knows the left and its media definitely won’t listen to him about more serious matters.

With that firmly in mind, it seemed to Trump that if he can’t get the media to believe him about the effectiveness of border walls, then he’ll get someone who may be able to talk from experience. That’s why Trump invited members of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) to the White House to speak to the press on Thursday to discuss how his plan of putting a border wall up actually would work.

After introductions, Trump allowed NBPC President Brandon Judd to take the podium and speak.

“I’ve been a Border Patrol agent for 21 years,” Judd said. “I can personally tell you, from the work that I have done on the southwest border, that physical barriers, that walls actually work. You hear a lot of talk that there are experts that say that walls don’t work. I promise you that if you interview Border Patrol agents, they will tell you that walls work.”

“We need those physical barriers, and we appreciate President Trump and all of his efforts in getting us those physical barriers,” Judd added. “There’s also a lot of talk on this shutdown, that federal employees do not agree with the shutdown. I will tell you that’s not true.”

They didn’t stop there, however. Trump then invited NBPC Vice President Art Del Cueto to add his experience to the conversation.

“We are all affected by this shutdown,” Del Cueto said. ‘We have skin in the game. However, it comes down to border security. And we are extremely grateful to President Trump, and we fully support what he is doing to take care of our nation’s borders, to take care of the future of this United States.”

“It has nothing to do with political parties,” Del Cueto continued. “You all got to ask yourself this question: If I come to your home, do you want me to knock on the front door, or do you want me to climb through that window?”

NBPC Vice President Hector Garza was next.

“I just want to talk about some of those criminals that Border Patrol agents apprehend on a daily basis,” NBPC Vice President Hector Garza said. “We’re talking about murderers, rapists, people that commit very serious crimes in this country.”

“ICE has been doing an amazing job in deporting a lot of these people back to their countries,” Garza continued. “Unfortunately, once we deport these people, these people will not stay in their country. These criminal aliens that have been released from jail, that have been deported, will come right back into the United States. However, if we had a physical barrier, if we had a wall, we would be able to stop that.”

At this time, the Democrats are putting up a massive resistance to anything that has to do with border security, including flat-out refusing to hear any briefings regarding the situation at the border.

Meanwhile, Democrats are more than happy to craft spending bills that involve giving money for abortions overseas.

Why Democrats are willing to give up money for abortions to overseas agencies, yet not willing to fund border security to protect its own citizens is not being asked. This unwillingness to listen, and turning a blind eye to the problem is especially odd when you see that Democratic leaders like Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) once openly acknowledged that illegal immigration is dangerous and that border barriers work.

(h/t: Ryan Saavedra of The DailyWire)