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The Shutdown, As In Trump’s Opinion

The latest news conference on Friday, President Trump convinced that the most furloughed federal employees supported the wall of Mexico.


The latest news conference on Friday, President Trump convinced that the most furloughed federal employees supported the wall of Mexico, Mexico is all set to spend on the wall and it would the intruding terrorists from crossing the border, but none of that was true.

Several federal workers, even the workers with rent owned and bills due, are ready to forgo their paycheck as a measure of support for his $5.6 billion border wall, as, these are the words of President Trump in the Friday press conference.

He also stated that Mexico will be paying for the wall according to the new agreement, which actually raises the question that why the government had to shut down the funding fights which also involves the American Tax dollars if the funding was coming from another country. And then comes the other plan as he said that he could use “emergency powers” to build the wall.

As per the statement by President Trump, “The wall is needed for many reasons. like stopping human and drug trafficking,” and later it also included the unconvincing reference to the terrorists and coyotes easily following in over the southern border as he also stated, “They drive right in, and they make a left.”

But all of the above there is also a light amid the gloom, as Mr. President also spoke about the job opportunities and reports and a stock market that soared at least for a day and lower gas prices.

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The purpose behind arranging a press conference and continuing it for too long in the Rose Garden was to handle his side of the bargain over a partial government shutdown that elongated into the third-week on Saturday, but nay how Mr. President is not calling the partial closing of the government “a shutdown.”

Mr. President conveyed that, “I don’t call it a shutdown, “I call it doing what you have to do for the benefit and for the safety of our country.”

The news conference was open drift, as the Mr. president seemed positive and in a high spirit, even with the government shuttered in many places as he said, “should we keep it or not.”

Mr. President has planned a giant concrete wall on the border with Mexico but he totally disagrees on it, as he said to the reporters, “I said I was going to build a wall. I never said I’m going to build a concrete.” Just four days ago, Mr. Trump tweeted that “an all concrete Wall was “NEVER ABANDONED.”

He conveyed, steel might be the choice material, suggesting that it would also help a resurgent steel industry in the United States, and could be choice for it is see-through and better tough qualities.

He conveyed to the press, “All of the border things that we’ll be building will be done right here in the good old USA by steel companies that were practically out of business when I came into office as president. And now, they’re thriving,” he included, “the steel industry was almost dead.”

Stating the steel industry dead is an exaggeration as the Steel production is facing decline time, as it has the number of employees in the industry. But the metal industry still has employees and they are paying around 360,000 workers and the production is almost 80 million tons of raw steel in the year before Mr. Trump become the President.

Mr. president continued, “we’ve already built a lot of the wall” and “renovated a tremendous amount of wall.” The conclusion is that the trump administration has changed some existing barriers with the new ones, and are going to begin the construction of the new wall which will be of 14 miles and the work is going to start in February, but the construction has not started on his border till now.

In his first meeting with Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer about the shutdown in the Oval Office last month, the president took full responsibility of the shutdown and said that he will fully own the shutdown by himself. On Friday, he sold his share in it by stating, “You can call it the Schumer or the Pelosi or the Trump shutdown. You can call it the Schumer or the Pelosi or the Trump shutdown.”

There was a question asked to Mr. President that could he reach a compromise with Democrats to end the shutdown by coupling wall funding with a pathway to citizenship for the young immigrants known as Dreamers?

Mr. Trump responded that Democrats lost interest as soon as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an injunction against his administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

A deal on the program and to avoid an earlier government shutdown in early 2018 faltered the last January after Mr. Trump made vulgar remarks on immigration. The court filed a case and ruled on the case in November.

According to Mr. Trump, the court decision was so bad that even his predecessor, “when he signed the DACA, with the executive order, made a statement to the effect, this isn’t going to work.”

President Barack Obama did not sign an executive order to implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He announced it as a Department of Homeland Security policy in a speech in 2012. He did not say it would not work, but called it a “temporary stopgap.”

For the Federal workers who are going to be in a need of security net or financial assistance as there will be no pay for them, Mr. President conveyed, “the safety net is going to be having a strong border,” especially because government employees support his wall. A recent poll of more than 1,400 by Government Executive suggests the opposite: most oppose the shutdown and the wall.

As per the President’s statement, the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada will yield billions of dollars for America. He said, “That is paying for the wall, Many, many times over. In fact, what we save on the U.S.M.C.A., the new trade deal we have with Mexico and Canada, what we save on that just with Mexico will pay for the wall many times over, just in a period of a year, two years and three years. So I view that as absolutely Mexico is paying for the wall.”

Congress has yet to approve the United States, Mexico, Cannada Agreement, and it does not compel Mexico to pay for the wall. Whatever the revenue will be generated, it will go in the favor of American taxpayers, not Mexico.
Mr. Trump also said, “why shouldn’t Mexico pay for the wall through trade, we are losing close to $100 billion a year on trade with Mexico.” The United States had a $69 billion trade deficit with Mexico in 2017.
Mr. President took another hit on the North American Free Trade Agreement that the new trade agreement seems to be replaced, which rise an argument through Nafta that, “we lost millions of jobs”. Nafta is the Economic Policy Institute estimated that the United States lost 850,000 jobs because of this organization.
Mr. Trump was asked about the ongoing trade talks with Beijing, and Mr. Trump replied that “China is paying us tremendous tariffs.” but the facts say that The United Staes does not send China a bill for the cost of tariffs which are often passed on to American importers or consumers.
China is the biggest beneficiary of apple, that is why Mr. President is not worried that the company reduced its revenue forecast last week. Mr. Trump also said, “Apple is investing around $350 billion as of what we did with taxes and the incentives that we created in the United States.” Talking about the facts, Apple was already on the way to spend $275 billion in the United Staes over the coming 5 years. After paying the tax payment of $38 billion and the company’s investment is roughly $37 billion.
After the statement that terrorists were intruding into the country by coming from portions where the wall was not built at the border. Mr. Trump turned to Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, for specifics. She said there were 3,000 such terrorists “that we know about,” but said she could not divulge other information because it was classified.
Mr. President also conveyed, “the government would have to use its powers of eminent domain to take private land to build the wall when owners would not agree to sell.” He also included, “that’s how interstates, schools and other public buildings have been constructed.”
Mr. President also said that he raised the matter of impeachment with Ms. Pelosi, questioning her that why she did not use the border security issue as grounds and Nancy replied, “we’re not looking to impeach you. I said that’s good, Nancy, that’s good.”
Mr. President also added to nancy’s statement, “You can’t impeach somebody that is doing a great job. That’s the way I view it.”
The press conference went for hours and the answers that Mr. President gave to the press can raise some more questions about the issues of the Mexico Wall.