(After reading this column, view the video at the bottom of the page that shows the next White House Press Secretary Laura Ingraham verbally trouncing Fox News Channel’s in-house leftist Juan Williams.)
The news media, political pundits and members of the Democratic Party appear compelled to offer their advice to the future Oval Office occupant about how to run the country. After witnessing their own “champion” being crushed on November 8, they offer their advise while they continue their non-stop denigration and criticism of the man now being called President-elect Donald J. Trump.
But the more he’s verbally trashed by these self-anointed elites, the higher his poll numbers climb. And as far as taking the Democrats advice, can anyone name one significant achievement by President Barack Obama’s government?
One of the most pressing issues Trump faces is the enormous problem of illegal immigration and the implementation of his plans to secure U.S. borders and apprehend and deport criminal aliens. And coupled with that is the American obsession with importing thousands of refugees from countries that harbor or are run by terrorists, with no viable means to conduct background checks.
As far as his ideas on immigration reform, Trump’s rhetoric and his plans appear to coincide with the opinions of a majority of Republicans and so-called Independents despite Republicans and Democrats in the news media who claim the majority of Americans want Obama-style amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the United States. And as far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans — Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting immigration-related felonies.
While Democrats and some Republicans warned Trump about pushing his immigration agenda during his campaign against open-borders advocate Hillary Clinton, a Rasmussen Reports national survey appeared to show that many Americans agreed — and continue to agree — with Trump’s views on border security and criminal aliens.
The pollster found that 70 percent of likely GOP voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided.
Ninety-two percent (92%) of Republicans agree that the United States should deport all illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Only four percent (4%) disagree. Among all likely voters — Republicans, Democrats and Independents — 51 percent favor building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border; 37 percent disagree, and 12% are not sure. A whopping 80 percent said that they support the deportation of all illegal immigrants convicted of a felony; while only 11 percent are opposed and nine percent aren’t sure.
Donald Trump had released a policy paper that calls for getting tough on illegal immigration. He even used a Rasmussen poll to show that contrary to what the news media say — that his immigration policy is outside of the mainstream — his proposal to end automatic citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants in this country is far from being outside the mainstream of Americans’ political thought.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters are against the policy that says a child born here to an illegal immigrant automatically becomes a U.S. citizen. Just 34 percent favor President Barack Obama’s plan to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Most voters continue to think instead that the United States is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are here illegally.
Rasmussen Reports has routinely found that most American voters want border security with Mexico revamped to prevent further illegal immigration before there are any discussions of amnesty. For example, 63% said gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of illegal aliens already living in the United States, the highest level of support for border control since December 2011.
Even a majority of Independents (57%) favor building a wall compared to 30 percent of Democrats. Ninety-four percent (94%) of all voters who support a security wall at the border also support deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of a serious or violent crime in the United States. But even 65% of those who oppose a wall agree with the policy on deportations. While Donald Trump took a lot of criticism from Democrats and some of the Republican presidential hopefuls over his candid remarks about the criminality of many illegal immigrants, most U.S. voters agree with Trump that illegal immigration increases serious crime in this country.
The negative reaction to his comments increased media coverage of Trump, but then came the murder of a young woman who was a citizen in San Francisco by an illegal alien from Mexico who admitted he lived in that Californian city because it doesn’t enforce immigration laws. Most voters now want to get tough on so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to enforce these laws.
“Someday — hopefully soon — the GOP will stop taking political strategy advice from Democrats who have always found common-cause with anti-American policies and destructive strategies. And to listen to the denizens of the nation’s news media is like listening to an opponent’s campaign staff since most reporters have betrayed their role as a disinterested third-party and have become a part of the Democratic National Committee,” claims Sonia Vega-Cruz, a former drug enforcement agent who has worked in U.S. border states.
SPECIAL FEATURE VIDEO
Liberal commentator Juan Williams was part of the panel discussion segment on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, and like most other liberals in recent days, he issued several unsubstantiated smears against the men President-elect Donald Trump has already named to fill positions in his administration.
One of those men was retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, appointed as Trump’s National Security Adviser. Williams claimed Flynn is Islamaphobic and and has ties to Russia. Williams called Flynn and others named by Trump — including potential defense secretary Marine Gen. James Mattis — a “team of radicals,” according to Real Clear Politics.