California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newson claimed late last week that there’s “no national emergency” at America’s southern border.
The only problem is that he made the bizarre comment while standing behind a wall.
Last week, Newsom visited San Ysidro, California, and declared that there’s no “national emergency” at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“So we’re right here on the Mexican border, you can see the Mexican sign,” Newsom said.
“We are at arguably the busiest border crossing in the United States. We are trying to highlight a different story as it relates here,” he added.
Newsom said he was trying to “highlight the economic vibrancy that is demonstrable here at the border.”
For starters, the area Newsom visited not only has one border wall, but a second one is currently being built and other physical barriers are being replaced and/or upgraded.
Secondly, the Trump administration has deployed thousands of U.S. troops to the southern border to help install additional hardening infrastructure at the port of entry — where Newsom was standing near in his video clip.
This also includes razor wire wrapped around border barriers to prevent illegal aliens from climbing the wall and jumping over into the U.S.
The area is economically vibrant and completely safe because it is now one of the safest areas on the border thanks to walls.
Without a whiff of self-awareness, Newsom stood behind a massive wall and other safety barriers — many of which have been installed and/or upgraded by the Trump administration — to claim there’s “no national emergency.”
That’s almost like standing in front of a police station and declaring that there’s no crime or danger.
Trump declared a national emergency last month in order to secure billions of dollars from other agencies to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
To say that Trump is livid would be an understatement, and many Americans support his recent threats to send American troops and completely close the U.S. southern border.
The president has also threatened to pull U.S. aid to Central Americaif the governments do not do more to prevent migrant caravans from traveling north to the U.S. border with Mexico.
“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!” Trump tweeted.
“Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!” he added in another post.
Trump has made it clear that his administration will keep the nation secure and safe, and maybe Democrats like Newsom should get on board and help the president.