Powerful Democrat Ally Just Tried To Sabotage Trump… He’s Responding Like Only The Donald Can

If it’s true, as many believe, that Donald Trump feeds on conflict and thrives on controversy, then the 2016 presidential contender should be riding high and happy after what a powerful Democrat political machine just tried to do.

As Western Journalism reported on Wednesday, Trump announced that he would be taking his campaign for the White House to another location where politics is dramatically changing the country — the Texas border with Mexico.

Never hesitant to fan the firestorm that’s arisen over his remarks about illegal immigrants and America’s neighbor to the south, Trump fired up his huge social media following with word that he would be “seeing some really brave people” during his visit to the Laredo area. Those “people,” it was assumed, would be border control agents who have long complained about the near-impossible task they face every day.

But now, as Breitbart News reports, the big union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents — a powerful labor group that almost always supports and promotes liberal causes and Democrat candidates — has told its members not to give Trump the guided tour of the border he was expecting.

“Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC),” says Breitbart.

One Border Patrol agent who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity said, “The union has largely appealed to the public for more attention to the dangers posed by illegal immigrants who cross the border, so it’s strange that the AFL-CIO side would take lead and try to hurt a presidential candidate for saying the same things the union always says. This kind of crap is why I left the union.”

And how has Trump reacted to the union’s insistence that its members not meet with the GOP presidential candidate? Has The Donald indicated any change of plans?

CNN reports that, despite the AFL-CIO’s last-minute non-cooperation, “Trump still plans on visiting the border with other agents, his spokeswoman said, and will address a group of law enforcement officials at an event after the tour.”

As Trump heads to Texas for the border tour that his campaign promises will go on, the Associated Press — in what is apparently supposed to be a straight news report and not an opinion or analysis piece — is taking the angle that Trump’s “charging ahead” with plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border “promises new challenges for the GOP’s years-in-the-making push to attract Hispanic voters.”

In an article just published on various news sites, including ABC News online, the AP tries its best to characterize Trump as a callous troublemaker and strategy disruptor for an embattled Republican Party and paints Trump’s statements about the problems with illegal immigration in overly broad terms.

Trump has gone beyond the party’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, calling immigrants who cross the border illegally “criminals” and “rapists” and accusing Mexico’s government of deliberately sending felons into the U.S.

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Watch: Trump Just Made A Massive Claim That Sounds Absurd At First, But His Reasoning Is Perfect

Despite his highly controversial comments about illegal immigrants and Mexico’s part in supposedly sending criminal aliens across the southern border, Donald Trump says he will win the Latino vote should he become the GOP nominee for president in 2016.

Answering questions from the Fox and Friends hosts Wednesday morning, the Republican contender who is now enjoying a popularity surge in a number of recent polls claimed his ability to put people to work will win the backing of Latino voters. Trump’s remarks about the nature of illegal immigration have been interpreted by many critics as a blanket condemnation of all the non-citizens who come to the United States illegally.

In the wide-ranging interview on the Fox News morning show, the billionaire businessman also declared that he’s the one person whom Hillary Clinton does not want to run against for the presidency. And Trump didn’t miss the opportunity to take a shot at Jeb Bush, saying the former Florida governor “will never produce a job in his life.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the Fox and Friends segment in which Donald Trump explains what he believes his strength will be with the Latino community that now appears to be generally upset with the candidate’s outspoken views on Mexican nationals who have sneaked into the United States.

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Texas Governor Announces A Big Surprise Is Waiting For Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ In Texas

The Mexican drug lord who is still on the loose after his second escape from prison — the criminal mastermind known as El Chapo who supposedly issued a profane social media threat against Donald Trump — has just been given a no-nonsense warning by the governor of Texas.

The chief executive of the Lone Star State, Republican Greg Abbott, was a guest on a Newsmax TV program Tuesday on which he said that Texas law enforcement is ready to nail the man “once named the ‘most powerful drug trafficker in the world’ by the U.S. Treasury Department”:

“If he or any other cartel member thinks about trying to come into Texas, we’ve got a prison cell waiting for them. He is an immense danger,” Abbott said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán disappeared from a maximum security prison outside Mexico City on Saturday in what many believe was an escape aided by insiders. His ability to get away through an elaborate tunnel with lighting and ventilation has given Donald Trump’s argument about the corruption of Mexican officials new weight.

On the Newsmax TV segment, Gov. Abbott told host Steve Malzberg that he and other authorities in Texas are very upset that the dangerous El Chapo has managed to once again gain his freedom.

“‘We’re frustrated about this because he was supposed to be extradited to the United States. We should’ve had control of him. He should be in a United States prison for the rest of his life,” Abbott told Malzberg. “He is a danger, as well as the cartels who are dangerous, which is one of the reasons why we passed this new tough border security plan because part of the target are the cartels.”

Abbott went on to say that the state of Texas has done what the federal government has failed to do in trying to make the southern border much harder for illegals to cross.

“[We’ve put] boots on the ground and assets in the air and on the water to secure our border. We’re trying to get other people to act. We’ve decided to take control of our own lives, of our own sovereignty, of our own state,” he told Newsmax TV.

Meantime, Mexican authorities have released surveillance video from El Chapo’s cell showing the moment he pulled off his daring escape. You can watch the video below, courtesy of On Demand News.

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Trump Towers In ‘First Debate’

FYI, my fellow Americans.

Donald Trump, a political amateur, has won the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 primary.

It wasn’t a formal scheduled TV debate. That political circus doesn’t debut on Fox News until next month.

The debate Trump won was the one dealing with illegal immigrants from Mexico that he started three weeks ago when he officially announced he was running for president.

Trump, who didn’t bother to use a prepared speech or read from a teleprompter, said blunt and unfriendly things about his fellow GOP candidates and their lousy leadership skills, which the liberal mainstream media gleefully reported.

But what the pundits, many Republicans, and the media really went ballistic over was the way Trump characterized the country’s illegal immigrants from Mexico.

In case you’ve forgotten, he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us (sic). They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

The 69-year-old billionaire was trying to make a point about the problem of illegal immigrants who come here and commit crimes, but he was winging it and he messed up.

Trump made his point, but he got it backwards. Most — not ” some” — of the 5.9 million illegal immigrants from Mexico who live in the USA are good people.

If Trump were not Trump, he should have hired someone to write a speech for him that said something like:

“Though they have broken the law to enter the United States, most of the Mexican people who’ve come here are good people who want to work hard and better their lives. But thousands of them are not good people; and they are committing crimes like sexual assault, rape, and murder after they get here.

“We have to prevent those bad people from getting into our country in the first place, and we have to deport them or jail them immediately when they commit serious crimes.”

But Trump being Trump, he was more interested in calling attention to the problem than being politically correct.

Predictably, the mainstream media went after Trump. It made him and the clumsy things he said about Mexicans the big story; and reporters went around asking the other GOP candidates what they thought about what Trump said, not what they thought about immigration.

Those candidates gave their usual crafted political answers, kowtowing to the mainstream media by dumping on Trump.

Ironically, though, Trump got the last word.

Because of him calling attention to criminality among illegal Mexican immigrants, the issue has become a hot media topic.

Instead of ignoring or downplaying crimes committed by “unauthorized” immigrants, as the Pew Research Center now calls illegals, the mainstream media have finally started reporting some of the most horrible examples.

The recent murder of a San Francisco woman by an immigrant who had been deported five times has made the biggest headlines.

There’s also the illegal immigrant in Texas who killed his wife with a hammer and the one in Arizona who injured a mother and two kids in a hit-and-run. Both immigrants had been deported multiple times.

The statistics about how many illegal immigrants commit serious crimes, or whether they commit more per capita than U.S. citizens, are debatable and hard to come by, largely because the government doesn’t care to tally them.

But what’s undebatable is that tens of thousands of this country’s total 12 million illegal immigrants commit serious crimes each year, and we have to do something about it.

Trump, without trying, brought attention to a major issue in a way no other candidate could or would. While the other GOP candidates talked about him, he was talking about a major issue of the 2016 campaign.

Therefore, he started — and ultimately won — the first debate of the GOP’s 2016 primary. I bet it won’t be the last time he outpoints the professional politicians and their consultants.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

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The Tragic Case Of The SF Killing Allegedly By An Illegal Immigrant Just Took A Bizarre Twist

According to multiple news sources, the gun used to kill a young woman who was out for a walk along San Francisco’s waterfront belonged to a federal agent. Among the media outlets reporting the bizarre twist in the story is the San Francisco Chronicle, which says the weapon was stolen from the unnamed federal agent in a car burglary in June:

The .40-caliber pistol was stolen from the agent not long before Kathryn Steinle was shot to death July 1 at Pier 14 on the Embarcadero, said one source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case publicly.

The Chronicle also cites other sources inside the investigation who say the murder weapon was not the agent’s officially issued firearm.

The apparently random killing of Steinle as she walked along Pier 14 with her father last week has set off a firestorm of debate over San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy. The suspect accused of killing the woman is an illegal immigrant with a lengthy arrest record who has reportedly been caught and deported five times to his native Mexico.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of murder and other crimes. It has not been disclosed whether he is suspected of stealing the federal agent’s gun that was used in the killing. As Western Journalism has reported, Lopez-Sanchez told a TV reporter in a jailhouse interview that he found the weapon on a bench, wrapped in a T-shirt, and that it accidentally discharged.

The tragic case of the San Francisco killing has reignited the national debate over illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and the Obama administration’s border enforcement and deportation policies.

The Washington Times notes that even liberal Democrats have now condemned the actions of San Francisco political leaders and law enforcement officials, saying their mistakes led to the needless death of Steinle:

…multiple Democratic officials — from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton — criticized San Francisco for its sanctuary policies of refusing routine cooperation with federal immigration officials.

It seems all but certain that the shooting suspect, Lopez-Sanchez, will not again be freed from custody and allowed back onto the streets of San Francisco. The Washington Times coverage of the case notes: “His bail was set at $5 million, which means he will stay in jail until the murder trial, where he faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.”

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