[T]he wall is only the manifestation of an immigration policy that seeks to destroy ... the image of the U.S. as the perfect destination for asylum seekers.
[N]either a state of emergency nor any other extreme measure can undo all the bad that Trump’s politics have done to Americans.
For Trump, the wall is the perfect solution to dealing with the anxiety of his base. For these voters, the “outside” threatens the supposedly sacred world inside.
Let’s just be wall supporters and be honest about how modern societies function.
To close off a nation to the outside world is not possible or desirable.
Trump’s presidential demeanor was short-lived, and he soon began [blaming] immigrants ... for virtually all of American society's ills.