• September 21, 2020
 Donald Trump Jr. visits private border wall amid immigration crisis, Mueller aftermath

Donald Trump Jr. stopped by the Symposium by the Wall on Friday in Sunland Park, N.M. Julián Aguilar/The Texas Tribune

Donald Trump Jr. visits private border wall amid immigration crisis, Mueller aftermath

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – Donald Trump Jr. on Friday used every second of his brief visit to the border to defend his father and his administration, warn against the spread of socialism and alert a friendly Republican crowd that although his father’s reelection next year should be easy, it won’t be in the current political climate.

Trump Jr. was a special guest at an event dubbed the Symposium at the Wall: Cartels, Trafficking and Asylum. The three-day affair is put on by the same organizers behind We Build the Wall, the group that raised millions through a GoFundMe account to build a border barrier on the private land where the symposium took place.

“What you finally have now is a president who is willing to fight for Americans,” Trump Jr. told the crowd of about 100 people during a 13-minute speech. “ That was his mandate and that’s what he’s been doing. He’s the first politician, maybe in history, who’s taken hell for actually doing all the things he said he would do.”

Trump Jr. used several of his father’s talking points and favorite phrases – including “witch hunt” and “hoax” — to attack Washington Democrats in the aftermath of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before two congressional committees earlier this week.

“It was a coup. Anyone who watched on Tuesday can now realize that Robert Mueller was put in there as a figurehead,” he said. “He had no idea what was going on in his own investigation.”

Trump Jr. also threw in a couple jabs at the press, who he claimed was pushing the “great virtues of socialism and effectively, communism” and spent a few minutes warning against what he said was the rise of the two movements in America.

“Find one person who’s lived under that system who will vouch for it,” he said. “Why is it that that person doesn’t exist? Why are the [people who have never lived under that system] the only advocates?”

The event featured panel discussions on border security, immigration asylum and other issues, all held in an outdoor tent erected snug against the recently built border barrier. Behind the makeshift stage, organizers parked tractors used in the wall’s construction, near an armored vehicle where New Mexico state police stood guard. Near the tent, Benton Stevens, the 7-year-old from Austin who raised at least $22,000 for the border wall, set up shop and sold $10 cans of “Patriot Lemonade” and “Freedom Lemonade” — $2 for a glass and $10 for a larger container.

The symposium also featured former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, both outspoken advocates of restricting immigration, who are listed on We Build The Wall’s website as part of its leadership team.

Before Trump Jr’s arrival, Bannon lauded the group’s ability to build the barrier on private land.

“If people came down here to the border and came down to El Paso and Sunland Park and saw this wall, immediately talked to the people [to] understand what the cartels have done … tried to criminalize Northern Mexico and prey upon the good citizens of Mexico, people would understand that every town in our country is a border town,” he said.

Guests scheduled to participate in panel discussions later Friday and on Saturday included U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. and conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.

The event brought a rebuke from the campaign of former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is trying to become the Democratic nominee to challenge President Trump.

“The Symposium at the Wall is focused not on facts but on fear. A giant wall along our southern border will not make us more secure,” O’Rourke’s campaign said in a written statement. “Just as caging children and refugees and asylum seekers will never make us great.”

Author: JULIÁN AGUILAR – The Texas Tribune

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16 Comments

  • I can’t believe that we haven’t heard from Alberto T. Doper on this.

    • What the article fails to mention is on that recently installed section of “We Build the Wall” border barrier/wall illegal crossings went to ZERO from a high of 400 per day not to mention the significant reduction of drug trafficking that was rampant in that area. But of course the leftist partisan Texas Tribune and Communists like Beto O’Dork would never mention that. It defeats their pro illegal immigration narrative.

      Looking forward to the day 1% Beto drops out of the race. He was born to lose. Then he can find a new job waxing asses and scrubbing balls.

      Trump 2020!

    • Alberto is probably too busy getting his ass waxed and balls scrubbed by Beto or vice versa. He finally answered that burner phone of his. LMAO.

      Alberto for prison 2019!

      Trump 2020!

      • As Fero romantically is in the sack with Mad Mike sexually playing with each other unprotected Raw Hide Butt Sex!
        TRUMP IS GOING TO PRISON IN 2021! go visit him and Fero.

        • You’re the pier queer from San Francisco, bath house Alberto!

    • It didn’t take long. Too easy to rope that dope Alberto. In his feeble mind 24/7 and it pisses him off. His psycho rants are totally amusing especially the ones where he describes his alleged service in the Navy 40 years ago and how he loves shit hole San Francisco. Lots of fake news too.

      Alberto for prison 2019!

  • Sadly we have these racist bigot scumbags Donald Trump Jr and Park Bench BUM, Steve Bannon visit our Border Metro Plex! Back in the day,there would be no way that these two would have made it to the border without meeting stiff resistance and tons of protesters.
    And yet there’s Mad Mike waiting for me to drop by and give him some bread crumbs with peter cheese.

    • It’s the bigot and racist Alberto. What’s the matter Alberto too lazy to protest? All talk no action. Your buddy Beto calling you from his burner phone. He wants to have a good time with you.

      CHICKEN!!!!!!!!

      Alberto for prison 2019!

    • Hey Alberto your buddy Beto is calling. Wants you to wax his ass and scrub his balls. He wants some money and your worthless vote. Both of you are pathelic losers.

      Alberto for prison 2019!

    • I am so going to enjoy reading about you after President Donald Trump gets re-elected!

      • I recall back in 2016 the dumbass was so sure crooked Hillary would win and Texas would become a blue state. Then in 2018 he was so sure Beto the Communist would win and Texas would become a blue state. Now the delusional moron claims the Democraps will take the Senate, keep the House and beat Trump in 2020. He is so delusional that it is amusing. You can’t fix his stupid. All he will do is triple down on his stupidity and TDS.

        Alberto for prison 2019!

        Trump 2020!

    • Your new title is, “The Fly”, because all you do is eat chit and bother people!

      • Alberto is the “Lord of the Flies”.

  • Your has always been maggot mad mike! the fattest maggot in the parasite colony of pest!
    mad mike, you were born inside defecated dog shit,you had to eat your way out in order to become
    a fat shit eating green fly.

    Fero, your burner phones are all no contact cattier phones, with some disposable cell phones!
    Hillary Clinton did win the popular vote by over 3 million more votes than NAZI Trump!
    And Beto O’Rourke gave you scum back deplorable’s a BIG scare during the 2018 elections.
    He lost by only 200.000 votes to Ted Cruz.
    Texas is turning BLUE.
    Just admit it Fero you suffer from Trumpitis disease. Trumpitis is real!
    GOOGLE TRUMPITIS Fero?
    Fero was born inside a PENITENTIARY and he will return there to DIE! probably by EXECUTION!
    or some STD’S.

    • It’s delusional Alberto the turd. Watch out for them flies. What a moron! But it doesn’t matter dumbass losing is losing. Texas is RED not BLUE idiot. No proof Texas is turning blue. Only your fake news and delusions. Crooked Hillary lost, Beto lost and you lost. The libtard talking point of the so called popular vote doesn’t count moron. It’s the electoral college that counts. We don’t want shit hole places like Commiefornia and New York dictating our lives. So tough shit. The electoral college is here to stay. Here are the facts that you fail to realize due to your mental illness, low IQ, and recalcitrant attitude. Even a city the size of El Paso couldn’t save Communist Beto back in November 2018 so his loss was bigger than you libtards claim. In El Paso county 150,000 registered voters voted for Beto, 50,000 voted for Cruz. In other words 150,000 of you moronic El Paso libtards/Democraps couldn’t save him. So his run was an epic fail. He was born to lose and lead a life of waxing butts and scrubbing balls. Just like you are an epic failure in life. It probably sucks to be you with your low intelligence, penniless name, no real assets life. Pobrecito Alberto. No accomplishments worth mentioning just like your buddy Beto. LOSER!

      BTW – Google Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) It’s very real. All rabid libtards like you suffer from it. Still butt hurt from the 2016 loss for 3 years. Now run along to your safe space moron. Don’t forget your play dough, coloring book and puppy. Answer your burner phone. It’s your buddy Beto calling. You know what he wants to do. LMAO.

      Alberto for prison 2019!

      Trump 2020!

    • See you can’t fix Alberto’s stupid.

      Alberto for prison 2019!

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