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COMMENTARY: President Donald Trump should declare an emergency and build the wall

Muhammad Ali supposedly once said, “It ‘ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” I’m not bragging. I’m proudly reporting facts. The first political commentator in the country to suggest President Donald Trump should bypass Congress and declare a “national security emergency” and grab money from other government agencies to fund the wall was … yours truly.

I did so in a column published in the Review-Journal on Nov. 18.

In advance of publication, I was the keynote speaker for the Wyoming GOP annual dinner on Nov. 16. I explained my idea for President Trump to declare a “national security emergency.” I received not one, but two standing ovations. I knew right then that I had a winning idea for the president.

So immediately after my Wyoming speech ended, I sent my column to my great friend Lee, who is a dear friend of President Trump. He hand-delivered my column to the president of the United States at Mar-a-Lago.

Today this “national security emergency” is known far and wide as President Trump’s leading option for building that wall if the Democrats in Congress won’t agree to a compromise. I love this country. I want to save American exceptionalism. I want to save the quality of life of the great American middle class. I want to make America great again. I am bursting with pride that my idea might play a part in history.

Now on to three clear-cut reasons Democrats are either liars, fools or hypocrites — or a combination of all three.

Democrats claim “there’s no crisis.” How would a clueless, out- of-touch D.C. politician know? The only experts who know if there’s a national emergency at the border, and whether a wall would solve the problem, are border agents. Go ask them. I dare you. I know lots of them. They all agree there is a crisis. They all support a wall. A huge majority support Trump.

Democrats claim the wall is “immoral.” Really? Then why did Democrats pass a budget only 10 months ago that gave away $500 million of your taxpayer money to enhance border security … in Jordan? That includes a wall. Not one Democrat called it “immoral.” Not one Democrat said, “Walls don’t work.” Democrats simply gave your money away to a faraway Middle Eastern country to build a 287-mile wall.

For those who want to look it up, it’s section SEC.9011 on page 394 of the 2018 omnibus spending bill that funded our government.

Democrats must think we are all idiots. They have no problem spending half a billion dollars on a wall to protect Jordan’s citizens from foreign invaders, but they say it’s “immoral” to build a wall to protect American citizens from foreign invaders? That’s called fraud.

President Trump gave a great address to the nation on Tuesday night. I gave him an “A.” There was only one thing missing. He should have gone “Ross Perot-style.” He should have shown charts to the American people with aerial photos of all of the mansions owned by leading Democrat politicians and donors, surrounded by walls or guard gates.

It’s not just the politicians. Trust me: All the big-mouth Democrat donors and Trump critics have walls. Warren Buffett. Bill Gates. George Soros. Tom Steyer. Cher. Barbra Streisand. George Clooney. Robert De Niro. All of them are protected by walls, gates and armed guards.

Saying it is one thing. But showing it is everything. That’s why kids have “show and tell” at school. You have to see it to believe it.

Start showing the aerial photos, Mr. President.

Contact Wayne Allyn Root at Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com. Hear or watch the nationally syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and at 5 p.m. on Newsmax TV.

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