In an Oval Office address to the nation, President Trump said there’s a massive crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and that maybe, just maybe, Congress oughta’ set aside 0.13% of the federal budget — as the president’s requested — for a barrier there.
It’s an idea that many Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have supported in the past — but now that Trump’s in the White House, they vehemently oppose the idea.
After his address, the glitterati and the liberal literati took to Twitter to toe the Democratic line. And it didn’t take long for one of them to compare Trump to Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the murder of 6 million Jews.
Trump was grooming hard tonight. Hitler-Ian rhetoric. Wake up. Fight back or sit down Democrats
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 9, 2019
#munchausensbyproxy We’re living it every day. It might be called something else; a person holds an entire nation hostage so that they will pay attention to him. What is that called?? Anyone??
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 9, 2019
Straight lies from the Oval are nothing new. What is new is that @realdonaldtrump is losing base support, and fast, as his failures pile up. @speakerpelosi and @senschumer spoke truth to faux power as they pulled at the threads of an unraveling administration.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 9, 2019
Right here, we will point out that Trump did get something wrong. “One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico,” Trump said. That’s flat out false. “FACT: Between 60 percent and 80 percent of female migrants traveling through Mexico are raped along the way, Amnesty International estimates,” CBS reported.
I’m not watching how’s the stunted reading and nose breathing
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 9, 2019
The President seems terrified
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 9, 2019
As Trump spouts off with his BS…a reminder of when he had this conversation about the wall with the then President of Mexico. We know what was said thanks to leaked transcripts published in the Washington Post. https://t.co/6heXOac0YU pic.twitter.com/GmzGh8qvgv
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 9, 2019
Building a border wall won’t make us any safer. You know what will? Ending this ridiculous #TrumpShutdown and making sure vital agencies like the US Coast Guard, TSA, and federal law enforcement have the funds they need to maintain our national security.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 9, 2019
How ironic that a president who is AWOL is going to tell us tonight why we need A WALL. #TrumpAddress
— Mr. Kenneth Cole (@mr_kennethcole) January 9, 2019
Even porn star Stormy Daniels got in on the act. “If you’re looking for anything even remotely worth watching tonight at 9pm EST, I will be folding laundry in my underwear for 8 minutes on Instagram live.”
If you're looking for anything even remotely worth watching tonight at 9pm EST, I will be folding laundry in my underwear for 8 minutes on Instagram live. https://t.co/GhMowscZMP
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) January 8, 2019