Almost three years after the start of his presidency, Trump remains committed to building the border wall, a cornerstone of his 2016 election campaign.
Mexico is already starting to be viewed as a grand sellout up against a Washington with the most abominable president in modern history.
On this Fourth of July, its third with Donald Trump ensconced in the White House, the United States confronts both a political and moral crisis on its southern border.
Separating many children from their families when they reach the U.S. is still part of Trump’s system of deterrence, even though this policy was officially suspended last summer.
The emergency declaration Trump is proposing is anything but normal. The American political system may never be the same again.
Is expanding the wall the magical solution that will cure all? Most likely not. But nothing is. What it is, though, is one of the many methods available to tackle the problem. So give it a shot.
In short, the president snookered the networks into giving him free time to commune with his base. They should not make that mistake again.