For decades, voters have been lied to by politicians promising to crack down on immigration. We vote and we vote and we vote, and nothing ever changes. Wage-lowering, culture-destroying policies manage to appear in every bill Congress passes.
We finally got sick of it and voted for Trump. He promised to build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam. No matter how much the establishment screamed at him, he never backed down.
Trump had none of the qualities voters typically look for in a president. He hadn't been vice president, a U.S. senator or governor of California. There was little about his character to inspire a nation.
Trump's mandate on immigration was the loudest bell ever to be rung in American politics.
While I admire people's loyalty to the first presidential candidate to speak honestly about America's problems, what if they're being loyal to a false front?
The bill President Trump signed last Friday is worse than anything Hillary could ever have gotten through Congress.
To mention the two most shocking examples, the bill prohibits Trump from using any Homeland Security funds to build a wall anywhere along the border. Only bollard fencing is permitted—and even that is allowed in only one small section of the border with the approval of local authorities.
Inasmuch as the "local authorities" in that particular sector are liberal Democrats and/or beholden to Mexican cartels, the bill Trump just signed effectively prohibits any barrier whatsoever from being built on the border.
The bill also expressly prohibits the deportation of any illegal aliens who are part of a household, or thinking of becoming part of a household, that contains an "unaccompanied minor"—i.e. any illegal alien who claims to be under 18 years old with no parent in the country.
This is why the bill is being referred to as the Pedophiles-Go-Free Act.
Trump—and those hoping to be invited to the next White House Christmas party—refers to this as a "deal." Gen. Custer struck a similar "deal" at Little Bighorn.
The 3-D chess crowd has heaped obloquy on me for pointing out these facts. He's doing his best! He's fighting! No one has ever come under such sustained attack as our president! It's not his fault! It's Paul Ryan's fault! It's Mitch McConnell's fault! It's Robert Mueller's fault! It's the media's fault!
I have a different yardstick, which is a harsh yardstick, but the only objective one: The only thing I'm interested in is results.
So far, Trump has spent 25 months not building the wall, capped last Friday by his signing a bill that will make it monumentally more difficult to do so.
This is absolutely the right thing to do. Now that all other opportunities have been egregiously squandered over the past two years, it is, in fact, the only hope left.
There is an ever so slight cause for concern, however, that the person issuing these orders is Donald J. Trump.
From the looks of things, I'm not worried that Putin has kompromat on Trump. I'm worried that the Koch brothers have kompromat on Trump.
Trump's other top advisers just turned away the Angel Moms from the White House.
The Angel Moms—Americans with children killed by illegal aliens—supported Trump back when his White House staff was calling him a boor, a joke, a fraud. But when these devoted Trump supporters showed up at the White House last week to lobby Trump against the open-borders bill, there was no room at the inn—as the Washington Examiner's Ryan Girdusky has extensively reported.
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told the Angel Moms to go away, saying Trump wouldn't sign this wonderful bill if he saw pictures of dead kids. Next, White House advisers Mercedes Schlapp and Kellyanne Conway called a representative of the Angel Moms to scream at the group for planning to protest the bill outside the White House.
Schlapp's husband is another Koch brothers alumnus.
I'd love for the 3-D chess crowd to explain to me how it's Paul Ryan's fault that Trump filled up his White House with staffers actively opposed to his agenda and—until he won the nomination—actively opposed to Trump.
It's not as if Trump doesn't fire people over issues he cares about. Annoyed with the (idiotic) Russia investigation, he's deep-sixed James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Jeff Sessions. To promote Jared, he's fired Corey Lewandowski and Steve Bannon.
The obvious conclusion is that immigration isn't one of the issues Trump cares about.
Those are the facts. I know there are people who are tired of hearing it. I'm tired of writing it. But we can't shrink from uncomfortable truths any more than Trump did in 2016.
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Ann Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and is the author of TWELVE New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.
Her book, ¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hell Hole, was released on June 1, 2015. Her second-latest book is IN TRUMP WE TRUST: E Pluribus Awesome.
Her latest book, Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, was released on August 21, 2018.