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Trump’s Messaging on Border Is Resonating Beyond His Base

Trump’s Messaging on Border Is Resonating Beyond His Base

Donald Trump’s “telling it like it is” strong stance on immigration seems to be resonating beyond his base, which can spell big trouble for Joe Biden in November.

The former president’s fiery rhetoric about the crisis at the US southern border has never failed to ignite his base. However, new polling suggests that voters beyond his base, and even some democrats, agree with his view of the dangerous threat posed by the open border policies of the Biden administration.

The AP is reporting that roughly two-thirds of Americans now disapprove of how Biden is handling border security, including about 4 in 10 Democrats, 55% of Black adults and 73% of Hispanic adults, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted in March.

A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 45% of Americans described the situation as a crisis, while another 32% said it was a major problem.

Even people on the left say that Biden’s border policies are a recipe for disaster.

“They’re sending us people who are starving, the same way Blacks are starving in this country. They’re sending us people who want to escape the conditions and come here for a better lifestyle when the ones here are suffering and have been suffering for over 100 years,” said Vetress Boyce, a Chicago-based social justice activist. “That recipe is a mixture for disaster. It’s a disaster just waiting to happen.”

Gracie Martinez is a 52-year-old Hispanic small business owner from Eagle Pass, Texas, the border town that Trump visited in February when he and Biden made same-day trips to the state. Martinez said she once voted for former President Barack Obama and is still a Democrat, but now backs Trump — mainly because of the border.

“It’s horrible,” she said. “It’s tons and tons of people, and they’re giving them medical and money, phones,” she said, complaining those who went through the legal immigration system are treated worse.

Priscilla Hesles, 55, a teacher who lives in Eagle Pass, Texas, described the current situation as “almost an invasion” that had changed the town.

“We don’t know where they’re hiding. We don’t know where they’ve infiltrated into and where are they going to come out of,” said Hesles, who said she used to take an evening walk to a local church, but stopped after she was shaken by an encounter with a group of men she alleged were migrants.

Hesles’ words echo Trump’s own. The former president calls recent record-high arrests for southwest border crossings an “invasion” orchestrated by Democrats to transform America’s very makeup. Trump accuses Biden of purposely allowing criminals and potential terrorists to enter the country unchecked, going so far as to claim that Biden is engaged in a “conspiracy to overthrow the United States of America.”

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    I call BS on BS. Sorry, that never gets old….

    We’re hoping that Trump canceling the border security in Congress will trump Joe’s failures at the border, and yes, they are failures, even if just messaging, which it ain’t.

    Also hope Feb downturn on getaways by over 60% continues, and that’s a lot of hope……

    • Richard

      I just want Biden gone and then everything else will be much better. It’s going to be interesting watching the idiots in the democrat party trying to impeach Trump

    • Richard

      Frank it’s no secret that you support brain dead joe. But the border crisis is totally the fault of the Biden administration. That includes drug trafficking, human trafficking, people caught that are terrorists. But go ahead. I don’t know what you want in a country but it seems like you are all for destroying the country. I know that you are going to keep your opinions and vote for the retard ticket. And that’s your right. I’m not asking you to become a Republican. That’s above you. But write in someone like Johnny cash or someone. I know that you don’t want Trump back in office. But he will make us a better leader. Joe Biden doesn’t even know who’s in charge. If he signs something he usually doesn’t know what or why.


    Fact is Richard that Republicans have an e-verfiy bill that ends most illegals coming across. No work, no come. Yeah, it is that easy, but Congress won’t act on it. It’s streamlined, it’s simple, and they just need to get it done.

    FIrst, the Republicans need to get bipartisan support; unless they have embedded a poison pill, that should be easy and can’t understand why no Democratic co-sponsors since a number of Democrats have already voice support or put e-verify into bills.

    It’s been tested, the effects are immedidate, there are loopholes needed to be closed, they will find others and we need to close them as we find them, but it works.

    There will still be border issues, but this is the 800 lb gorilla, stopping illegals from working and killing the demand side of the illegal supply and demand curve. No demand, no supply. No work, no illegals looking for work.

  3. JoeyP

    Don’t forget about the CRIMINAL element and TERRORISTS who are getting in . . . The Democrats should be INDEED be terrified!


    JoeyP: while there have been some horrendous crimes, statistically, you should be more crime-warry of citizens, not immigrants, even illegals. Trump lies. Still on the conagious disease kick too, but personally, I am more afraid of measles from Florida or human caught avian bird flu in Texas. Trump lies.

    Terroists on the watch list we have snagged, but no act of US terrorism has been attributed to a border crosser, I think. Do YOU know of any? Trump lies about terrorists. With regards to this, CATO, leaning to the right, says: “The US Border Patrol has apprehended 342 illegal border crossers who were on the Terrorist Screening Dataset, also known as the terror watchlist, since 2017. Those numbers have shot up in recent years to 169 in FY2023 and 49 to date this fiscal year.” Trump lies.

    Further: “Most people on the terror watchlist are not terrorists. The terror watchlist contains known terrorists, suspected terrorists who “engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism and/​or terrorist activities based on an articulable and reasonable suspicion,” and individuals included without an articulable and reasonable suspicion who are included on the list to “support immigration and border screening.” You should be concerned about people on the terrorist watchlist, but you should not immediately assume that they are terrorists planning a domestic attack.” Trump lies.

    “As I’ve testified and written about before, the threat of terrorists entering illegally along the southwest border and planning or committing a domestic attack is minor, but it is not zero. To be clear: It is possible that a terrorist could enter the United States illegally across the US‐​Mexico border to commit an attack. Illegal immigrant terrorists have been convicted of planning domestic attacks before.

    Nine foreign‐​born terrorists entered the United States illegally from 1975 to 2023. Three entered illegally by crossing the US‐​Mexico border in 1984 when they were young children. The three Duka brothers were arrested almost 23 years later, in 2007, while plotting to attack Fort Dix, New Jersey. Of the other illegal immigrant terrorists, five illegally crossed the US‐​Canada border, and one was a stowaway on a ship. Still, the threat is small and manageable. Government agencies along the border and elsewhere should watch for the possibility even if it is unlikely. Also, they should make sure their security efforts pass a cost‐​benefit test.” And remember what I said about those 1,000 kids Trump ripped from their parents to never see them again. Will they turn into the Duka brothers? Would you blame them?

    Here’s the CATO research; this guy testifies to Congress. Trump is afraid to testify. Because Trump lies and that’s harder to do in court or Congress. **

    Each year, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States. The number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country each year is even higher, with an estimated 200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. (U.S. Department of Justice. 2004. Report to Congress from Attorney General John Ashcroft on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Fiscal Year 2003. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.)

    The largest number of people trafficked into the United States come from East Asia and the Pacific (5,000 to 7,000 victims). The next highest numbers come from Latin America and from Europe and Eurasia, with between 3,500 and 5,500 victims from each. (U.S. Departments of Justice, Health & Human Services, State, Labor, Homeland Security, Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 2004. Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.) Again, Trump lies, but on this one two things: while e-verify will not stop this, with less illegal workers crossing over, traffickers should stick out more when caught. Should be harder to do. But any number here it terrible, statistics really don’t matter. One is too much.

    There is one consistent truth in all this: Trump lies. Don’t believe it, don’t fund it. And yes, I am terrified of what King Trump will do if we give him or he steals the throne. He tried in 2020, history says he will try again and you will pay the price just like the 1.6.2021 criminals pay the price still as he pretends they are hostages and heros. They broke the law, they are adjuticated criminals ——– just like sex abuser, defamation weakling, business cheating, charity and student robbing, tax evading Trump is.

  5. Darren

    I’m sorry Frank, take your last sentence, enter Biden’s name and include, Showering with children and sniffing them.
    Now the sentence is correct.
    Never mind the women Biden sexually raped live in fear and had to move to foreign countries.
    That is all I will say as this is NOT YOUR ARTICLE!
    It is Bill Sheridan’s.
    You just make it so easy to throw Darts at.

    • Frank stetson

      Except I have Trump by the court’s ruling and adjudication.

      You got wishes, allegations, and feelings for Biden.

      Facts are my friend, fiction is yours.

      • Richard

        It’s easy to be adjudicated guilty when you are tried by a liberal judge and jury and happen to have beaten Hillary. Frank did you shower with your daughter ?


          Rich, as you know, I don’t have a daughter, but we all know what Trump said about and did with his. And while I will never have a daughter, Richard is always a Dick.

          In response to your weird and wrong view, Trump has either paid off, paid a fine, found liable, or found criminally guilty over the years by judges and juries from both sides. He has
          – Sexual abused, of the digital rape variety a stranger that he seems to think is an ex-wife
          – Defrauded Trump University students, had to close the business
          – Stolen from his own charity, had to shutter that
          – His business is criminally convicted of tax fraud and falsifying records
          – His top lawyer went to jail
          – His CFO is in jail
          – His three lawyers pled guilty to criminal charges of rigging the 2020 election, have flipped, and will testify against Trump in that case

          On April 15th, he will stand trial and probably be found guilty of rigging the 2016 election by paying off a porn star and playboy model to not talk about his sex acts just before the election. He is unindicted co-conspirator to his guilty lawyer who went to jail for this. When he got out early on a covid release, and was about to release a tell-all book, Trump had DOJ put him back in jail again. Sweet guy, loyal. The 2016 election rigging hush money trial will give you one more time to ignore the facts, ignore the truth and pledge your fealty to your fraudulent King.

          You honor a crook, a grifter, because he borrowed HUGE bucks from the Chinese to line your pockets with small bucks. He ran up the largest deficits ever, starting well before covid as his tax cuts deprived the nation of services but did not create any GDP growth, few new factories, the program was a bust, but you got a few extra Chinese bucks and love him for selling out.

          Now he is applauding, calling them patriots, hostages, for their criminal acts on 1/6/2021 while taking HUGE bucks from the Saudis in his business. His son-in-law got a few billion from the killer Suadi prince and wants to displace GAZA folk to make way for beachfront condos. That’s’ right, the grifter has figured out how to leverage his political standing for international gain. Don’s International Crime Family, or the DIC Family, is going global, taking your vote and turning in into bucks from autocrats and dictators world-wide. That is your law and oder President.

          Did you buy your Trump Bible? Did you hold it upside down for photos like Trump did?

          Here’s the worst part. Trump has figured out how to grift Wall Street. He has figured out how to create a public company that operates like a family-owned business. That treats the public as financiers but steals their power of ownership. Here’s how he does it. First, you create a pump and dump company. Then you get majority ownership stocks, hire a puppet Board of Directors but step away from the board so you can’t be blamed legally, while you still totally control the company, pump the stock up, and then dump it for big bucks for a company that is essentially hot air. And the suckers line up for overvalued shares before the dump. The board includes: Donald Trump Jr., congressman Devin Nunes, Robert Lighthizer, Kash Patel (the guy who paid the “whistleblowers to blow), and Linda McMahon —- all Trump stooges. The company has no assets, is losing money (it’s a Trump business after all), and its only value is Trump himself — he goes away and so does the company.

          So continue to polish this turd, but in the end, it’s a turd. Trump has always been a conman, a grifter, a crook, and he not only continues that, but now has figured out how to run a pump and dump for a public company that he has structured like a Mafia Don. It’s just a matter of time until the SEC comes down on this crap.

  6. Frank steyson

    When your Savior King can do no wrong and anyone who says different is wrong, evil, and corrupt; no amount of facts, of truth, can change that.

    He has been found guilty by juries and judges on both sides of sex abuse, digital rape, defamation, tax fraud, defrauding his university students, stealing from charity and his business of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. His lawyer went to jail, his cfo is in jail, his advisor is in jail for criminal contempt of jail, his 2016 campaign team had to be pardoned by him from jail, Three more Trump lawyers are guilty in a rico case where Don is the don, guilty of trying to rig the 2020 election. That’s guilty, guilty, and guilty for team Trump lawyers for ACTUALLY trying to rig the election.

    Frankly, you are in love with a lifelong Democrat who changed his stripes to fleece you because there’s a sucker born every moment. Suck it.

    But the truth is he’s a crook, a grifter, and only fools follows. Fools and deplorables. He will be guilty again starting 11 days from now of rigging the 2016 election by illegally paying off a porn star and playboy model to keep quiet about his adulterous activities.

    You can forgive your King one more time before the election.



    Oh yeah, I forgot —

    His 2016 top campaign management went to jail, some for working with Russians

    A plethora of his top adminstrative aids went to jail, some for working with Russians.

    His personal lawyer, Rudy, got hit for defamation for $150M for telling and selling The Big Lie — there is no fraud of meaning in the 2020 election

    1,000 Trump believers are arrested, many in jail, some for decades for listening and beliving in Trump the liar. He chickened out, stayed home when he said he would be there to back them up, and then did nothing to protect the Capitol for over three hours. He pumped and dumped them too, leaving them all to hold the bag for what he said. Many of them, Republicans dude, blamed Trump in court, after the conviction, for effect. More are being arrested all the time.

    Nope, this is not a nice guy. Not a stable guy. Not a smart guy. He’s a convicted criminal (his business) who has been held liable, fined, or paid off many a crime.