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The Wall Between President Trump and His National Security Team

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It is increasingly obvious that President Trump is the only who believes that the number one security crisis facing the United States is immigration at our southern border.  Everyone else — including his own senior national security advisors – think the President is wrong.

The President’s national security team released a 42-page report on “Worldwide Threat Assessment” and testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday to highlight the report’s findings. While North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and other world hotspots were singled out – rightly – as priorities by National Security Advisor Dan Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray, they did not even mention the Great Wall of Trump that the President claims is the single-most pressing threat to national security.  

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) told MSNBC: “The fact that none of the intel chiefs brought up a threat at the southern border as being one of the most pressing threats facing the country, that could be Exhibit A in a challenge to any kind of a declaration of a national emergency.”

Doug Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice said:

There is a real national emergency related to immigration, but it isn’t at the border and has nothing to do with the President’s wall. Refugees barred from safety, children taken from their parents at the border, parents taken from their homes for deportation,these are genuine humanitarian crises of our own making. The President’s Great Wall is an emergency only in his own head.