Trump Will Not Be Bullied by the Left

President Donald Trump has become exasperated waiting for Democrats to act on the illegal immigration problem this country faces. He issued a warning to them on Friday. He is unwilling to listen to their plea to approve any legislative concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) without funding for a partial border wall.

Tweeting his message specifically to Democrats in Congress, he said he will not accept any solution for DACA “Dreamers” to stay in the United States until he is allowed to fulfill his campaign promise to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. The statement will surely create a further political rift with the minority party.

Trump wrote, “The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately-needed wall at the southern border and an end to the horrible chain migration and ridiculous lottery system of Immigration, etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!”

Back in October, the Democrats nixed a compromise to fund the wall in exchange for DACA legislation. In essence, it’s their political issue or no way on national security. To no one’s surprise, Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi claimed Trump’s national security proposal “fails to represent any attempt at compromise.”


That compromise being the Democrats attempting to build their voter base masquerading it as “a humanitarian” gesture. In the meantime, thousands of illegal aliens continue to stream across the unprotected borders disrupting American citizens and their lawful lives.

Schumer and Pelosi released a joint statement that read, “The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans.”

Trump has remained unmoved by their political maneuvering to pander future votes. In retaliation, Democrats in Congress said this month they wanted a DACA provision in the year-end bill to fund the government or else.

Or else what? They will hold the American people hostage under the guise that they “care?” A defiant Pelosi says, “We will not leave here without a DACA fix.”

Leave for where? Apparently she is packing her bags for parts unknown since DACA was not part of a funding deal passed last week. It prompted the usual suspects of activists and professional protesters to criticize Trump’s stance.

So far Pelosi has not been sighted at any airports, railway yards or bus stations. It appears this president will not fold his tent under politically correct pressure from the left.

To review the present situation for unknowing American citizens, the program was initially introduced unlawfully by former President Barack Obama’s administration. It allows undocumented migrant children brought into the United States to remain illegally without fear of future deportation.

Trump is willing to make the program into a legal status, but not by being bullied by the left. It requires compromise which is a very normal procedure when dealing with the issue of legal and illegal immigration. A mere stroke of a pen by Obama did not make anything legal.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.