This is a matter of maintaining the election ruse ... in which the mean-spirited discourse of fear of others prevailed.
There is no Trump without fake news.
The U.S. was once a proud democracy. Trump is currently reducing it to junk status.
Trump resorted to 'presidential' rhetoric when he made an appeal to overcome 'the politics of revenge'.
<i>Jean-Eric Branaa analyzes the current situation in the United States against the backdrop of the government shutdown and the proposed construction of a wall along the Mexican border. He believes Donald Trump to be in a not unfavorable position, as immigration is a subject he controls and this allows him to maintain [Read more]
The lyrics speak of a 'wall … high enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams.'
So why is Trump obsessed with the wall? Because the wall has become a metaphor for his administration.
None of the plans for, or routes to, better living conditions for the population of the Central American countries will bear fruit while weak democracies persist.
[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.
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.