Everyone knew well before Donald Trump pulled this stunt that there is no national security crisis at our southern border. What’s more, Trump knows it, too, but he also knows what the more racist faction of his fanbase wants, so the National Guard was called in to protect us from an “invasion” of poor, brown migrants.
Since there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for them to be there, Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) announced on Monday that he is pulling the Guard from the border, saying there is “no justification for the ongoing presence” of soldiers with no crisis to address. Trump is sure to accuse Evers of wanting “open borders” and “crime,” but the truth is that border security is not the crisis Trump paints it to be and Evers has the right to decide on security measures for the state he was elected to govern.
Democratic governors from California and New Mexico have done the same, and somehow no crime sprees have taken place yet. Migrants aren’t taking over the cities, there have been no mass murders committed by immigrants, and the states’ economies didn’t suddenly tank. It’s almost as if there really is no national emergency at all, no matter how many times Trump tries to use emergency measures to further his political agenda.
Gov. Evers base was thrilled to hear the news and praised him for standing up to the ridiculous emergency order by Trump. Read some of their comments below:
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