Trump Goes “Medieval”: Both Sides Deepen Divide Over Wall

In his signature fashion, President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced the criticism of the Democrats and said that his wall is “medieval” but works. Last night, the public saw both the President and the Democrats announce that they will not yield an inch as the country continues what will soon become the longest government shutdown in history. Lingering in the background is the threat of a presidential declaration of emergency — followed by a unilateral order to start to build the wall with unobligated funds. If so, the White House needs to guarantee that it will not repeat the grossly negligent performance of its first travel ban roll out. Trump reportedly stormed out of a meeting with Democrats in the afternoon.

During a signing ceremony, Trump observed “They say it’s a medieval solution, a wall. It’s true, because it worked then and it works even better now.”

As I argue in a column this week, Trump does have the authority to declare such an emergency and could likely find funds to start construction but far less than what he needs to finish a wall.

If there is a declaration in the making, Trump needs to demand better performance from his staff after the disastrous rollouts on the travel ban. That includes gathering data and findings supporting the crisis in advance. Moreover, he will have to prepare for a fight over the source of the funding. I believe that critics are wrong and that he clearly has the authority to declare the crisis.

So if you are going to go medieval, be sure to have your siege equipment ready in advance. Otherwise, it can be a tad embarrassing from either a medieval or modern perspective:

129 thoughts on “Trump Goes “Medieval”: Both Sides Deepen Divide Over Wall”

  1. https://www.justfactsdaily.com/visa-overstays-dont-negate-the-benefits-of-border-barriers/

    The left got their entire argument other than ensuring a steady supply of dope and 12 year olds and $5 an hour house servants blown out of existence insofar as the air traffic excuse is concerned.

    list of truth abusers

    List of methods used to abuse the truth

    and most importantly an example of the truth distorted.

    all in the URL listed above.

    What’s their weak donkey’s posterior excuse now?

  2. If there is to be an Emergency Powers Action, JT is t=right…it must be meticulously prepared. It should cleanly document the daily organized crime activities which monetize smuggling over the southern border, and that among these are a humanitarian crisis of too many migrants to handle, and criminal exploitation and abuse of these migrants. It should put forth measurables that will be assessed to rate the efficacy of the Emergency Actions taken, and estimate a timeframe (or at least conditions) for relaxation of the Emergency Action.

    It should point out that Congress has the powers to legislate on border security, and that this is the normal process, but that Congress must appropriate in good faith to support full implementation / enforcement of whatever policy the law specifies. Underfunding of immigration enforcement over decades has led to the current crisis, where hundreds of thousands of migrants expect to be able to thwart immigration controls.

  3. “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

    – COLONEL JESSUP

    “Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns.”

    “Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater
    responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and
    you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not
    knowing what I know, that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved
    lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you,
    saves lives! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you
    don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on
    that wall. We use words like “honor”, “code”, “loyalty”. We use these
    words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them
    as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain
    myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very
    freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide
    it! I would rather you just said “thank you”, and went on your way.
    Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way,
    I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”

    – A Few Good Men

    1. i thought it was Tancredo. Or somebody else. Well at least one or a few have listened to native born Americans before and now we got a POTUS. For now. Last stand? Ok., let’s not end up like the other native Americans before us

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Indian_Wars

      they failed in a long struggle of demographic and geograpnic displacement.
      now they call it genocide. ok. luck us that our ancestors won. karma’s a bitch. but not a foregone conclusion. the worst outcome in a civil war is always for the loser. in a fight the first punch usually wins it. don’t wait too long to get tough, get tough fast and furious and you got a chance

  4. Is there anybody in the House of Representatives qualifed to talk about offense and defense other than may Colin Lamb? I doubt it. Most of them are just proving mumbleship in the Hoff family. I’ll make one exception they are very offensive.

    I noted the main complainants about Our Commander In Chief have never served a day in their lives nor even asked to take the physical but everyone of them supports Selective Service or Universal Military Conscription and keeping women as second class citizens

    For the record I have 24 years infantry all Regular Army active duty and never spent so much as single day in a REMF assignment.

    My address is in the north east corner of the country Bight, ME.

  5. Both sides JT? “Police officers put the blame on the bank robbery on the bank robber, but it takes two to tango. Perhaps the bank should have not been open on Tuesdays”

  6. President’s going medieval and Congress won’t even allocate funds for a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch.

    Sad state of affairs.

  7. Medieval? Let us stay on real topic. Steel fence and other aspects of border security. Right now Europe has gone down the slope to Hell. We do not need to follow suit. I was a Democrat but no longer. Nancy and Chucky have pushed me to the other side.

      1. Or better yet vote for one of the options besides either of the two parties or the two sort of active minor parties.

        For example 40% of the legal valid vote were cast by independent unafflliated self governing citizens most of whom were and are constitutional centrists.

        Another way is to register and not vote which in political science is called the ‘under vote.’ It’s a way of voting for None Of The Above. Something which should be on every ballot.

        Just two of the available ways to vote in OUR reperesentative Constitutional Republic

        It’s not voting and not having registered that makes you complicit in whomver got in you don’t like.

        But it only applies to the voting pool.

        and you have to be a citizen to take part in what the founders called self governing citizenship status. And only those serve and served to replace the divine right of Kings etc with the much diviner right of citizens.

    1. Western Europe. Look at Hungary.

      Nancy and Chucky looked crazy on TV. I thought there was a gun to their heads so I don’t believe they were terribly in favor of what they did.

  8. The Real Trump Emergency (cont’d)

    MANAFORT GAVE POLLING DATA TO PUTIN ALLY

    The even more significant part of the Tuesday revelations concerns the polling data that Manafort allegedly shared with Kilimnik. Why would an individual with ties to Russian intelligence need polling data on the U.S. election? There is only on reason I can think of: to help direct the covert social-media propaganda campaign that Russian intelligence was running on Trump’s behalf. The Russians reached 126 million people via Facebook alone and millions more on other social-media platforms. Combined with Russia’s theft and strategically timed release of Democratic Party emails, this most likely swung an exceedingly close election — decided by fewer than 80,000 votes in three states — to Trump.

    One of the central mysteries about the Russian campaign is how the Kremlin could have been so skillful in targeting American voters, focusing especially on African Americans, Bernie Sanders supporters and other groups who might otherwise have been expected to vote for Hillary Clinton. When political campaigns run advertising, they typically rely on detailed voter data to guide their efforts. Did the Kremlin do its own polling? It didn’t have to, if Manafort was providing the Russians with poll numbers.

    According to the New York Times, “Most of the data was public, but some of it was developed by a private polling firm working for the campaign,” and Manafort asked Kilimnik to pass the data to two pro-Russian oligarchs in Ukraine for whom Manafort had previously worked. The Trump campaign chairman had also worked for the Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska. The Post has previously reported that Manafort, who was running the Trump campaign for no pay, offered Deripaska, whom he owed as much as $17 million, “private briefings” on the 2016 campaign in order to “get whole.” We don’t know whether Manafort was technically a Russian agent, but this is classic espionage tradecraft: Compromise a person of influence, put him at your mercy, and then force him to do your bidding.

    Edited from: “The Collusion Case Against Trump Just Got Stronger”

    This evening’s WASHINGTON POST

    1. “There is only on reason I can think of:”

      That is the basic flaw in most of your postings. You have a scenario in your mind so everything you see has a rational in seeing to it that your scenario works. No need to cross check for Peter Shill because what he says today invariably conflicts with something he said before or will say in the future. Thus we are left with mishmash of conflicting ideas that lead nowhere except in the small mind of Peter Shill.

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