New prototypes for the wall President Trump intends to build on the southern border of the United States are proving to be far more resistant to illegal entry by immigrants than anything tried before, according to Fox News.
Eight prototypes tested by special operation teams from El Paso, Texas, and Florida showed that typical methods of illegal entry such as cutting torches, jackhammers and concrete saws were less successful than attempts at previous walls, and the new walls were virtually impossible to climb. One Department of Homeland Security official said, “I can’t talk about it. But the walls were so high we had to suspend testing. It was unsafe. Out of dozens of attempts, one guy made it to the top but he couldn’t get down. We had to bring him down with a cherry picker.”
President Donald Trump carefully distanced himself from his unpopular amnesty proposal late Saturday night, saying that it is intended to show the GOP’s sincerity and the Democrats’ cynicism and obstructionism.
Others have argued that was the plan all along.
Trump makes a whopper of an offer to open DACA negotiations and exposes the unreasonability of the Left.
Thursday, lots of conservatives for whom a harder line on immigration is a fundamental issue devolved into arrhythmia upon news that President Trump offered to place as many as 1.8 million Dreamers, or illegal aliens brought to the United States as children by their parents, on a path to citizenship.
That alarm should have been short-lived, as there was no real danger the Democrats would be smart enough to take it.
Why? Because the ask that went with Trump’s offer required the other side to come to the table. The president’s conditions for the amnesty he offered were fairly reasonable, but substantive — he wants $25 billion for the wall and border security, he wants an end to chain migration from all immigrants, not just the DACA recipients who have been discussed to date, and he wants an end to the diversity lottery.
Trump goes soft on DACA
“I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with,” Trump said during a Cabinet Room meeting with roughly two dozen lawmakers. “If they come to me with things that I’m not in love with, I’m going to do it, because I respect them.”
He suggested he was willing to take on his own political base, saying he was willing to “take the heat” in backing a bipartisan deal. “I’ll take the heat off both the Democrats and the Republicans,” he said.
A DACA Amnesty means a 1 term presidency.
President Trump’s reactive attack on Steve Bannon following the release of excerpts from an upcoming tell-all book pre-empted a statement planned by the former White House chief strategist to dismiss the “lefty hatchet job.”
Update: Bannon apologizes for comments about Trump family in bombshell book
President Donald Trump and his former senior counselor Stephen Bannon have had a very public and destructive break-up in the past few days. Journalist Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ignited the feud, but the storm had already been brewing for some time.
SO THERE’S THIS NEW MICHAEL WOLFF BOOK OUT, AND IT’S VERY UNFLATTERING TO TRUMP. And yet Trump had his lawyers send a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, guaranteeing it huge attention. And as a result of some of the stuff in the book, he’s now in a WWE-like shouting match with Steve Bannon, who’s out.
So what’s going on?
Lawyers for US President Donald Trump are seeking to stop the release of a book containing damaging allegations about his administration.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is due for release on Tuesday.
It cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians as “treasonous”.
It also questions Mr Trump’s fitness for office, reports his wife was crying on election night and says Ivanka Trump has presidential ambitions.
Related – WaPo cautions readers about blockbuster book that ignited firestorm with Steven Bannon comments
On Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed background information about author Michael Wolff, whose upcoming book provoked a feud between President Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Post reporter Paul Fahri described him as a “provocateur and media polemicist, Wolff has a penchant for stirring up an argument and pushing the facts as far as they’ll go, and sometimes further than they can tolerate, according to his critics.”
The piece also said the “Fire and Fury” author “has been accused of not just recreating scenes in his books and columns, but of creating them wholesale.”
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon burned a major bridge Wednesday with President Trump, after it was revealed the current Breitbart executive provided damning quotes for a new book on the Trump administration by Michael Wolff.
Bannon claimed that the President and his allies engaged in “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” behavior, claims that make it seem like he’s also burning bridges with his very own readers.
President Donald Trump responded personally to his former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s comments about his family members Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.
The statement was released to reporters by press secretary Sarah Sanders prior to the White House press briefing.
The president unleashed a torrent of accusations against Bannon, accusing him of losing his mind after leaving the White House, and having very little to do with his presidency.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting in 2016 between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to an upcoming book cited in a report Wednesday.
Mr. Bannon told author Michael Wolff that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion with Moscow will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
The account is from the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” to be released next week. The Guardian said it has seen a copy of the book.
Steve Bannon has issued an excoriating attack on Donald Trump’s family by dubbing his daughter Ivanka the “queen of leaks” and calling her husband Jared Kushner “immature”.
Mr Bannon, a former Trump campaign chief and White House aide, said Ivanka Trump was a “fount of bad advice” during the election and once called him an “f***ing liar”.
He claimed Mr Kushner “doesn’t know anything” about Mr Trump’s supporters and blamed him for meetings that left the campaign open to the charge of cosying up to the Russians.
The Senate early Saturday narrowly voted to pass an expansive $1.2 trillion tax reform bill.
The 51-49 vote on the nearly 500-page bill took place shortly before 2 a.m. after Democrats attempted a last-ditch amendment to stall the vote until Monday in order to read the bill.
Republican members broke out in enthusiastic applause as Vice President Mike Pence pounded the gavel and announce the bill’s passage at 1:51 a.m.
Donald Trump praised the news tweeting, “Look forward to signing a final bill before Christmas!”
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will be moved out of his post and replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo “within the next few weeks,” the New York Times reported Thursday.
At a senior staff meeting early in President Donald Trump’s tenure, Reince Priebus, then White House chief of staff, posed a simple question to Jared Kushner: What would his newly created Office of American Innovation do?
Kushner brushed him off, according to people privy to the exchange. Given that he and his top lieutenants were paid little or nothing, Kushner asked, “What do you care?” He emphasized his point with an expletive.
“OK,” Priebus replied. “You do whatever you want.”