Democrats didn’t need a response to Trump’s immigration address because the media did it for them
Even before President Trump uttered the first syllable of his Oval Office address, the media was in full attack mode berating the public that whatever Trump said would be an utter lie. Not confident that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would adequately rebuff Trump, left-wing members of the media created a narrative that Trump was lying and there’s no crisis at the border.
The New York Daily News insisted that Trump’s speech was “ fact-challenged,” writing that illegal immigration is down compared to 2004. “[Trump] repeatedly claiming there’s a ‘crisis’ on the southern border even though illegal crossings have plummeted over the past two decades,” wrote Denis Slattery and Chris Sommerfeldt in the Daily News. That’s like saying we shouldn’t worry about a crime wave today because crime levels were even higher two decades ago.
This is the basis of the Democrats’ argument. In 2018, the number of illegal aliens who attempted to cross our border was equivalent to the population of Fresno, Calif., and is expected to rise to the population of Denver, but don’t worry because 15 years ago it was the same size as Dallas.