TRUMP’S AL­READY WON

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Some po­lit­i­cal vic­to­ries emerge when there is a sud­den con­flu­ence of pos­i­tive fac­tors which clear the way for the elected leader. Such is the case with Pres­i­dent Trump and the com­pli­cated im­mi­gra­tion mat­ter. Though the hos­tile press and Demo­cratic crit­ics have vil­i­fied Mr. Trump for his broad-shoul­dered stance against open bor­ders, those very same jour­nal­ists and ri­vals ap­pear to have given the pres­i­dent a handy, un­in­ten­tional boost.

“Trump has al­ready won the im­mi­gra­tion de­bate. The Democrats aban­doned the field to the pres­i­dent last week,” writes David Ca­tron, a colum­nist for The Amer­i­can Spectator — who is re­fer­ring to the first Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial de­bate just seven days ago.

That vic­tory hap­pened, Mr. Ca­tron ad­vises, when the 20 Demo­cratic hope­fuls en­thu­si­as­ti­cally de­clared their sup­port for free health care for un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants — which costs over $18.5 bil­lion a year, ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can En­ter­prise In­sti­tute.

The an­a­lyst also cited the Fed­er­a­tion for Amer­i­can Im­mi­gra­tion Re­form, an in­ter­est group which cal­cu­lated the to­tal eco­nomic im­pact of il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion on tax pay­ers at $134.9 bil­lion. Such num­bers don’t play well with tax pay­ers,

“The Democrats re­main in de­nial as to why they lost the 2016 elec­tion — Don­ald Trump’s pri­mary cam­paign prom­ise was to tackle il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion. This fail­ure to face real­ity sug­gests they will be trounced again in 2020. Im­mi­gra­tion is the most im­por­tant is­sue for a ma­jor­ity of vot­ers, and the Democrats have aban­doned the field to Pres­i­dent Trump. It will cost them the elec­tion,” writes Mr. Ca­tron. credit. He’s got world-class pipes. He’s like the Pavarotti of Com­mies,” writes Mr. Pod­horetz.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pres­i­dent Trump’s stance against open bor­ders, in stark ac­cord­ing to a colum­nist.

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