Trump is flying to the southern border today ; result "zero". It is time that someone steps up to the plate and does some accounting for all the useless trips this guy makes. Up to now the total cost for all his trips, rally's. golf courses, Mar-a-Lago etc. all for his "own", add up to over 500 million. This trip alone will also cost at least 200 hundred thousand. Don't forget the cost of security for himself etc. (not the border) Obama did not spent such in an 8 year period.
The biggest problem I find is, that people here all find this "normal" since there are no strict enforceable rules for an President, just like as in any banana republic.
The border wall trip is another chance at a photo-op in which he brings his "border guard supporters" on stage to "tell their story" of why the wall is needed. He will reiterate all the campaign rally talking points again and again as the cameras fixate on him. However, more in the media are challenging his assertions, and with the exception perhaps of Fox News, will not let him get away with unfounded allegations.
His prime time address to the nation was planned with a lot of hyperbole, but the news media had already called out his allegations of 4,000 terrorists crossing the southern border that he had planned to dramatize in his "Stephen Miller written speech". Hence his speech was essentially a nothing speech talking about the humanitarian crisis at the border, a crisis that the media is more repeatedly calling of "Trump's own making". The media will not be suckered again when he wants prime time to push his agenda, especially because Trump used it for fund raising.
We'll see if Trump keeps digging a deeper hole for himself at the border today.
Schmidt, I made already a new thread about the photo-op; related to the stupid reporters why are they refusing to ask the right questions, such as : "how much are you making from it?" as well : Do you know how much tax money you are wasting on your useless photo-op; you could have helped quite a few poor people from that wasted money". " how about helping these people in their own country as Obama did, by providing foreign aid as well facilities to register for asylum etc.?"
It is time someone educates these reporters to ask the right questions. To be gentle and nice is no longer an requirement.
"We'll see if Trump keeps digging a deeper hole for himself at the border today."