National Emergency: Democratic Party Open Border Policy Danger portrayed by John McNaughton Art

National Emergency:

Democratic Party Open Border Policy Danger portrayed by John McNaughton Art

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then look at this

Exclusive: Lt. Col. James Zumwalt warns about massive storm clouds heading toward America

Lt. Col. James Zumwalt


Border Emergency by McNaughton

National Emergency by John McNaughton

The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” suggests complexity lends itself to simplicity in a single image. Those recognizing the national crisis at our southern border will understand then the allegory of artist Jon McNaughton’s painting “National Emergency.”

In the portrait, thousands of illegal immigrants, off in the distance, approach the U.S. border.

In the right forefront stands a solemn President Donald Trump, hands clasped, his eyes locked on a doll on the ground discarded by a child, perhaps one whom illegals kidnapped seeking their free ticket to remain in America.

In contrast, to the portrait’s left forefront stands a jubilant group of Democratic Party leaders. Several hold, as McNaughton explains, “the different flags that represent the countries they are more aligned with in terms of protecting their interests but not the American people’s interest.”

Democrats portrayed by McNaughton include: at center stage, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) – the latter with her arm triumphantly thrust up into the air – both holding Mexico’s flag; Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), who never met a communist he didn’t like, holding the flag of Communist China; former President Barack Obama, who told the United Nations in 2016 America would need to “accept constraints” on its sovereignty to achieve the UN’s goals, clutching the UN flag; and several other high profile members of the far left crowd: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MINN), Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Hillary Clinton.

Message of the Art

trump: illegal immigration unfairMost telling is what Democrats are standing upon – a large, trampled American flag. Perhaps with a final stroke of his brush, McNaughton conveyed one last hidden message: the skies above are filled with dark, ominous storm clouds.

The portrait captured McNaughton’s intention, explaining: “It truly is a national emergency what is happening on our border. And I wanted to make that very clear in this painting, who our enemies truly are. …(They) are trying to stop President Trump from doing the right thing: to protect the American people.”

McNaughton’s portrait was timely. Soon after its release, we saw far-left protestors tear down the U.S. flag at an ICE facility in Aurora, Colorado, replacing it with a Mexican one. Yet Democratic leaders have been unwilling to condemn the act.

Race Card

Despite Democrats playing the race card (i.e., claiming Trump seeks to keep America white, promoting “a brown menace”), the issue is not racial. The issue is the burden – financial, human (crime, transmittable diseases, etc.) and humanitarian, we will face.

Failing to address it now, we will discover the storm clouds McNaughton portrayed were not just passing through.


Border Crisis: Illegal Immigration Crime rampant, Children Kidnapped, abused

Border Crisis:

Illegal Immigration Crime rampant, Children Kidnapped, abused

The Trump Administration is treating the crisis on our southern border as the true national emergency that it is. Last night, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explained how U.S. law enforcement has broken up so-called “child recycling rings,” a horrid practice where smugglers kidnap children, give them to adults to cross the border posing as a family, and pass them back to other illegal immigrants, repeating the process.

“The smugglers . . . they are sicker than we have ever seen before,” Secretary Nielsen says.

A video published by ABC News shows a group of migrants abusing young children who appear to be in no imminent danger by forcing them under a razor-wire lined border fence in a water-filled ditch. The children scream in terror as the adults force them into the cold water and submerge them while passing them under the concertino wire-lined border barrier.

“The blades of the concertina wire ensnare shirts and jackets of asylum seekers who are dunked into the 55-degree water, wading through the drainage ditch just yards from the San Juan del Rio Colorado border crossing,” ABC News’ Matt Gutman wrote. “One cannot easily make out faces, only wet fists gripping the steel slats and the piercing screams of children. On the other side, U.S. Border Patrol agents are filming and shouting in Spanish, ‘Go back…don’t do this. Look at the child! Hey! Be careful with the child! Be careful with the child!’”

Watch Video Here Showing Migrants Abusing Children at Arizona Border Fence

Maybe they haven’t seen how these old fence sections actually work.

“American Express”

Illegal immigrants, understanding the loopholes in our laws, are now using children as a way to get into the United States. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

In just one example, on December 22, smugglers pushed a group of adults and children through a hole in the Sanchez Canal border infrastructure—an area of the wall that’s partially underwater. These smugglers profit off thousands of children brought along by adults on this terrifying journey.
Watch White House Tweet here: Smugglers push children underwater to cross the border

Measles Outbreaks in 2019 2nd Highest Since Disease Eliminated in U.S.


History Facts: Border Closed 3 Times by Past Presidents

History Facts:

Border Closed 3 Times by Past Presidents

Fred Lucas

Daily Signal

On three past occasions, presidents temporarily closed the southern border, something President Donald Trump threatened Monday to do permanently.

Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan both closed the border over drug-related issues that halted entry from Mexico into the United States.

President Lyndon B. Johnson, shortly after taking office amid crisis, closed the border after the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy.

With Nixon in 1969 and Reagan in 1985—as is the case today—the United States was trying to pressure the Mexican government’s law enforcement into stepping up its efforts.

Trump tweeted

Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!

Before boarding Marine One on Monday afternoon, Trump told a gaggle of reporters: “Mexico wants to see if they can get it straightened out, but we’ve, during certain times as you know, closed the border. … Here’s the bottom line, nobody is going to come into this country unless they come legally.”

  1. LBJ Seals Border After JFK Assassination


  1. Nixon and Operation Intercept

The Washington Post wrote: “The operation was discontinued after a few weeks because of fraying relations between the two countries. But the point was made, and Mexican law enforcement agencies increased efforts to stop drug shipments.”

  1. Reagan and Operation Camarena

During the first year of his second term, President Ronald Reagan enacted a similar policy, this time using the military at the border after a Mexican drug cartel abducted a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Customs Service Commissioner William von Raab supervised “Operation Camarena,” launched in February 1985 two weeks after gunmen abducted DEA agent Enrique Camarena, for whom the operation was named.

The stated goal of the mission, which effectively shut down all U.S. ports of entry along the border with Mexico, was to try to find Camarena or obtain information and those with information about what happened to him.

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect  for his great cartoon


MSNBC reporter tells the truth about overwhelmingly young male caravan membership
Nov 27, 2018 01:00 am
The very next hour after Andrea Mitchell disgraced herself, an MSNBC reporter told the truth. He should get a show to replace her. but let’s just hope he doesn’t get fired.

Trump 1, Rabid Leftists 0: Mexico to swiftly deport caravan migrants who stormed border
Nov 26, 2018 01:00 am

Political Cartoon: President Trump frees Border Patrol

Political Cartoon:

President Trump frees Border Patrol

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection for another great cartoon

Exclusive: Hungary’s Border Walls Pay for Themselves Through Savings on Illegal Migrants


National Security: Border Wall works against Illegal Immigrants; Saves Money

National Security:

Border Wall works against Illegal Immigrants; Saves Money

STUDY: Trump’s Border Wall Could Save $64 Billion Over 10 Years

Bob Price


A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals savings created by reducing illegal immigration through an effective border wall could save taxpayers $64 billion over the next ten years.

border-wall-immigrationEven a small reduction in the numbers of illegal border crossings could save enough money to pay for the estimated $12 to $15 billion cost of building the wall promised by President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. The conclusions of the analysis by CIS’ Director of Research Dr. Steven Camarota are based on fiscal estimated developed by the Naional Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The NAS calculated the fiscal impact of impacts – taxes paid minus costs, Camarota wrote.

Camarota offers the following conclusions from his study:

  • There is also agreement that immigrants who come to America with modest levels of education create significantly more in costs for government than they pay in taxes.
  • A recent NAS study estimated the lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) of immigrants by education. Averaging the cost estimates from that study and combining them with the education levels of illegal border-crossers shows a net fiscal drain of $74,722 per illegal crosser.2
  • The above figures are only for the original illegal immigrants and do not include any costs for their U.S.-born descendants. If we use the NAS projections that include the descendants, the fiscal drain for border-crossers grows to $94,391 each.
  • If a border wall prevented 160,000 to 200,000 illegal crossings (excluding descendants) in the next 10 years it would be enough to pay for the estimated $12 to $15 billion costs of the wall.
  • Newly released research by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) done for the Department of Homeland Security indicates that 170,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border successfully without going through a port of entry in 2015.3While a significant decline in crossings from a decade ago, it still means that there may be 1.7 million successful crossings in the next decade. If a wall stopped just 9 to 12 percent of these crossings it would pay for itself.
  • If a wall stopped half of those expected to successfully enter illegally without going through a port of entry at the southern border over the next 10 years, it would save taxpayers nearly $64 billion — several times the wall’s cost.

The report of fiscal costs of immigrant border crossers is based on “net present value” (NPV). This process has a net effect of reducing the size of the net drain on economic resources based on their education level. “Rhe actual net lifetime fiscal cost of illegal border-crossers, given their education levels, is possibly $140,000 to $150,000 each in their lifetimes if the NPV concept is not used,” Camarota stated.

Center for Immigration Studies — Camarota Wall Costs


Walls Work: Illegal Migration Collapses in EU Nations with Tough Borders


Truth Matters: Establishment Media Cover-Ups in 2016

Truth Matters:

Establishment Media Cover-Ups in 2016


Top 10 establishment-media cover-ups of 2016

World Net Daily’s annual review presents news that wasn’t ‘fit to print’

At the end of each year, many news organizations typically present their retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories of the previous 12 months.

WND’s editors, however, long have considered it more newsworthy to publicize the most underreported or unreported news events of the year.

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has sponsored “Operation Spike” every year since 1988, and since founding WND in May 1997, has continued the annual tradition.

Here, with the contribution of WND readers, are the 2016 picks:

1. The contents of the Podesta emails:

media3-pr-obamamedia-bias4-obamaThe hacking of emails belonging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, certainly drew attention, with President Obama punishing Russia for the alleged act this week, without any hard evidence. Podesta, himself, declared the hacking of election-related emails the political equivalent of the 9/11 attack.

What was largely missing in establishment media coverage of the approximately 50,000 Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks, however, was the content of the messages. The emails shed light, for example, on Clinton campaign collusion with the media, pay-to-play schemes involving the Clinton Foundation when Clinton was secretary of state, Clinton’s profiting from Wall Street bankers and the DNC’s rigging of it primary at the expense of Bernie Sanders.

2. The true Obama economy:

debt-ceiling-obama-cartoonsPresident Obama repeatedly has boasted that he pulled the U.S. economy from the brink of depression and into robust growth, and Politico declared in December that Trump will inherit an “Obama boom,” handing his successor “an economy that’s now the envy of the world.”

But voters apparently thought otherwise, particularly the working class in the rust belt who flipped their Democratic-leaning states to Donald Trump. And there are economists who share their skepticism of the “Obama recovery.”

3. The doubling of the national debt under Obama

govwasteabounds.Perhaps the biggest symbol of Obama’s economic legacy is the national debt.

Currently at $19.9 trillion, it is projected to hit $20 trillion by Inauguration Day, up from $10.6 trillion when Obama entered the White House in 2009.

It means Obama will have added to the debt as much as all previous 43 presidents combined.

4. Illegal aliens’ impact on national presidential popular vote:

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection for his brilliant cartoons

cartoon-vote-fraudShortly after the election, as the media was making hay of Hillary Clinton’s margin of more than 2 million in the national popular vote, Donald Trump tweeted that he won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College tally “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” prompting a media uproar.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram insisted there “has been no evidence of the widespread voter fraud that would have had to taken place to give Clinton millions of illegitimate votes.”

But voter-integrity activists, who point out that 19 states did not require identification to vote Nov. 8, believe Trump may be right.

5. Obama’s stealth moves to force U.S. communities to receive Muslim immigrants

trojan-horse-isisObama’s “fundamental transformation” of America can be seen in the large numbers of Somali and Syrian refugees that have been planted against the will of the people in small-to-mid-sized cities such as Bowling Green, Kentucky; Owensboro, Kentucky; and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Minnesota and Ohio continue to be sent Somali refugees even though Minneapolis and Columbus have had terror recruitment problems within their Somali communities.

But Obama’s concentration of so many refugees in one place is a clear violation of statutes directing the Office of Refugee Resettlement to “insure that a refugee is not initially placed or resettled in an area highly impacted by the presence of refugees or comparable populations.”

Ann Corcoran, a leading refugee watchdog who authors the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, believes the Obama administration and the federal resettlement contractors are deliberately trying to turn red states blue by injecting them with refugees who are likely to vote for Democrats.

“Of course it would take a while with refugee numbers, but add in the illegals, et cetera, in those states and, yes, it is about turning the state,” Corcoran said. “Consider it the California model – it worked there!”

6. Huma Abedin’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood:

obama-muslim-brotherhood-infiltrateHillary Clinton’s longtime top aide and confidante Huma Abedin was a central figure in the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly as emails she sent and received while serving as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff for operations at the State Department came under the FBI’s scrutiny, culminating in a bombshell announcement by FBI Director James Comey 11 days before the election. Comey announced that the bureau had reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information after discovering 650,000 of Abedin’s State Department emails on a computer owned by her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for allegedly sexting a minor.

But almost entirely ignored during the campaign by establishment media or dismissed as irrelevant were Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia, including her position in her family’s institute, which was established by the Saudi government and supported by a prominent financial contributor to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida.

7. The threat of ISIS and its Islamic roots

ObamaISISWhite-House-SummitWhite House spokesman Josh Earnest downplayed the war against ISIS, saying “in some ways, this is actually just a war of narratives” against a “poisonous, empty bankrupt mythology.”

That attitude was summarized by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the title of a Senate hearing he held in June, “Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism,” in which former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney testified that the administration “purged” more than 800 of his records related to the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. because they somehow were an offense to Muslims.

8. The establishment media’s ‘fake news’:

media2-liesSo far there’s been no solid evidence that Russian “fake news,” as the establishment media seem to believe, propelled Donald Trump to an astonishing victory over Hillary Clinton.
But in recent decades, and this year is no exception, the establishment media itself has been shown to be a purveyor of fake news, defined as the dissemination of false information from the government or a favored group.

Familiar memes are: the Benghazi 9/11 attack that killed four brave Americans was caused by a YouTube video, Michael Brown had his hands up and shouted “Don’t shoot” before Ferguson cop Darren Wilson shot him and man-caused global warming is settled science.

9. Anti-Trump hoax incidents

media1-harmful-swallowedTo fuel its narrative that the election of Donald Trump had brought about unprecedented expressions of hatred toward minorities, the media breathlessly reported “hate crimes” purportedly committed by Trump supporters.
Many of those reports, however, turned out to be hoaxes, while actual crimes committed by anti-Trump rioters were virtually ignored.

NBC News reported an openly bisexual Chicago student claimed she received anti-gay, pro-Trump notes and emails after the election such as “Back to hell.” Taylor Volk of North Park University said she was a victim of “a countrywide epidemic all of a sudden.” But later, a university investigation found Volk had fabricated the messages.

10. Democrats’ rigging of their own primary to make sure Bernie Sanders lost

cartoon-hillary-bernie-nail cartoon-hillary-bernie-socialismAs columnist Ron Hart put it: “Democrats and the legacy media got all twitchy after losing the election, saying the Russians rigged it. WikiLeaks released DNC emails showing how the DNC plotted to undermine Bernie Sanders in their primary. So to recap, if I understand what the left is saying here, Putin might have rigged our election by revealing how Democrats rigged their election.”
In one email, DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach wrote to communications director Luis Miranda about planting a narrative to the media that Sanders’ “campaign was a mess.”

In another email in early May, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall brought up Sanders’ “Jewish heritage,” suggesting the DNC get someone in Kentucky and in West Virginia, which were holding upcoming primary elections, to ask if the candidate believes in God.

“He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” Marshall wrote.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz – who was forced to resign because of the revelations – wrote in May that Sanders “isn’t going to be president” and “has no understanding of” the Democratic Party.


Truth Zone: Mothers of Murder Victims of Illegal Immigrants Testify before Congress

Truth Zone:

Mothers of Murder Victims of Illegal Immigrants Testify before Congress

Mothers Whose Children Were Killed by Illegal Immigrants Testify Before Congress

A day after the Obama administration argues for an extension of amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants before the Supreme Court, the mothers of victims murdered by illegal immigrants will appear before a House panel to call for tougher immigration enforcement.

key“Not everyone is a DREAMer or a valedictorian – there are criminals motivated by malice and a conscious disrespect for the law,” Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said in a statement announcing the hearing. “But these losses are preventable, and it should not take the tragic death of another innocent life for this administration to begin enforcing our laws.”


Families honor those murdered by illegal criminals

Families honor those murdered by illegal criminals

Mother of Man Murdered by Illegal Breaks Down in Tears Before Congress, Begging for Immigration Enforcement

Caroline May

The mother of a teenage son who was tortured and murdered by an illegal immigrant broke down in tears Tuesday before a House panel, begging for the government to enforce immigration law.

Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Josh Wilkerson, described in vivid detail the manner in which Hermilo Vildo Moralez, an illegal immigrant, beat, tortured, and eventually killed her son Josh then went to a movie.

In emotional testimony before the House Immigration and Border Subcommittee, Wilkerson expressed frustration that the problem of illegal immigration has not been fixed since the last time she testified before Congress in July 2015.

“Nothing has been done about it. We can have hearing after hearing, after hearing, after hearing until there is action we’re just talking,” Wilkerson said.

ImmigrationCriminals“I see this America government scrambling over themselves to pretend to care about American families and instead you give away every bit of America to people who have broken our laws entering this country,” she added. “Then on to break other laws.”

Wilkerson addressed the opening comments of the Democrats on the panel, arguing that the fear of being deported is nothing compared to losing a child to torture and death.

“You want to know what fear is? When somebody reaches into your house and grabs your littlest kid and tortures them. You’re afraid of everything for a long time. I could care less about the fear that they put themselves in. I didn’t bring my kid across a border,” she said, noting if she sent him across the border alone — as in the case of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent year — she would be charged with child neglect.

“I did not put my kid in harm’s way when he went to school that day,” she said, in reference to the last time she saw her son. “You did, every one of you is elected by an American. It is time for you to stand in the gap for Americans.”

Culture Wars: Illegal Immigrants vs. Integrity in Elections

Culture Wars:

Illegal Aliens vs. Integrity in Elections

Should California’s Votes be Disqualified Since They are Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote?

keyThe moral issue is we must stand as a nation of values based on what makes us unique to the rest of the world and refuse to degrade our country to the substandard level socialist politicians wish to sink us to. If the law is adhered to, the California votes must be ignored.


ImmigrationlawGOPEndPIXThe official number of illegal aliens in the state of California is nearly 3 million. We can estimate the number to be more than double this amount in reality.

Over half of all drivers license issued in California were given to individuals who are here illegally and the state automatically registers those with a driver’s license to vote.

In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving full voting rights to illegal aliens. This gives them the right to vote in all elections from a local level to national elections, including that of choosing who will become President.

The biggest problem with this is it is against Federal law for non citizens to vote in any national election. This in itself negates the votes made by illegal aliens in California and any other state which allows them to vote.

According to the law in California, which gives Illegal aliens the right to vote, along with the Federal law that prohibits them from participating in national elections, we must conclude that all votes cast in California for President of the United States be considered null and void. What this means is the state of California’s votes, both in the upcoming primaries and the general election, have to be disqualified.

In all fairness to the candidates running for president, and abiding by Federal law the Federal government simply must prohibit California votes from counting until which time the state can prove that no illegal alien vote was cast in national elections.

The state has the right to permit them to vote in local and state elections if they choose, but not in national elections.

voting-voteSince the sheer numbers of illegal aliens voting in California is astounding and is more than likely double that of legal citizens voting, the tally from the primaries must be held up and no delegates awarded. What we have here in disqualifying California from national elections is, aside from it being against Federal law to allow non citizens to vote, it would be keeping people who have no right to be here in the first place from influencing the outcome of elections nationally. The simple fact that they are here in this country illegally supersedes them from having any rights as legal citizens in making decisions as to who runs our country. No country in the world allows individuals who are non citizens to vote in any election. It is time the US abides by the constitutional laws of the land or becomes a nation of chaos where we pick and choose what laws we will obey and disregard the ones we happen not to agree with.

The moral issue is we must stand as a nation of values based on what makes us unique to the rest of the world and refuse to degrade our country to the substandard level socialist politicians wish to sink us to. If the law is adhered to, the California votes must be ignored.

Trump Comments on Illegal Immigrants: Why Blame it on me for Telling Hard Truth?

Trump Comments on Illegal Immigrants: Why Blame it on me for Telling Hard Truth?

Crime Wave

key“The crime is raging. It’s violent and people don’t want to even talk about it. If you talk about it you are a racist. I just don’t understand it.” ~Donald Trump

Rush Limbaugh radio: Shooting the Messenger

truth-orwell-quoteRush: Here comes this analysis on Fox where he’s actually his own worst enemy because he’s become the topic rather than immigration.  Who is doing thatIsn’t that one of the favored tactics of the left?  The left never discusses issues with Republicans or conservatives. The way the left deals with this thing is to go destroy the messenger.  The left can’t have an honest open debate about any of these issues.  They simply can’t.  Obama could never have been elected if he were honest about his intentions. 

It’s not Trump making this about Trump, is my point.  Maybe for the first time in his public life.  Trump is trying to stay focused on the issue.  Whatever you think about what he’s saying, he’s trying to stay focused on the issue.  Over here you’ve got people saying he’s killing his own plan because he’s becoming the topic.  Who is making him the topic?  That’s what the left always does, and oftentimes they’re joined by the Republicans.

I would think if you really wanted to get rid of Trump, either Republican or Democrat… But if you really wanted to get rid of Trump and you really want to limit whatever damage you think Trump is doing, then by all means tell anybody who will listen where he’s wrong.

Why is nobody doing that?


Trump comments: I’m a whipping post for telling hard truth about illegal immigrants

Trump: ‘According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2011 report, America’s prisons house 351,000 criminal aliens who committed a crime after having already broken the law by entering America illegally.’ Trump added, ‘Making taxpayers pay for 351,000 criminals who should never have been here in the first place is ridiculous.'”

illegal-immigration-difference(Newsmax) – GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday he has become a “whipping post” for telling the truth about illegal immigrants, and that he’s shocked that other candidates won’t discuss the issues he’s brought up.

“I’ve always said, if you are a successful person, it’s hard to run for office because they come at you from all different sides,” the real estate billionaire told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends Saturday” program. “Even if people love you, 40 percent hate you.”

But he said he has to run for office “because our country is in very serious trouble,” and on Saturday fired back at Republican counterparts and businesses who have criticized the comments he made during his presidential campaign announcement.

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He’s refused to back down on his statement that Mexico sends “people that have lots of problems … they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

And on Friday, two days after the shooting of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old tourist who was killed in San Francisco while walking on a popular pier with her father, Trump continued to refuse to back down on his stance on immigrants.

Francisco Sanchez, the immigrant in Steinle’s death, has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday.

He was arrested about an hour after Wednesday’s slaying of Kathryn Steinle, 32, at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city. Sanchez is believed to be 45 years old and last lived in Texas.

Immigration officials had turned Sanchez over to San Francisco police on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant, agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.

The agency issued a detainer for Sanchez in March, but it was not honored, Kice said.

ImmigrationCriminals“I think it’s so sad this incredible young woman was shot right in front of her father,” Trump said Saturday. “Her father was standing there watching. I saw the brother today. You can never be the same when a thing like that happens. Never.”

Sanchez, though, had been sent out of the country many times, and Trump told the Fox program Saturday that the accused shooter “was a violent person,” and there are many cases just like the current one, but “nobody wants to talk about it.”

“It seems like I’m the whipping post, because I bring it up and I don’t understand whether you are liberal or whether you are conservative or whether you are Republican [or] Democrat, why wouldn’t you talk about [the] problem.”

And, he warned that terrorists will eventually come in through the nation’s Southern border, as “it’s the easiest thing, you just walk right in.”

“You would think that no matter where you are in terms of party affiliation you would want to do something about this,” said Trump. “The crime is raging. It’s violent and people don’t want to even talk about it if you talk about it you are a racist. I just don’t understand it.”

On Saturday, Trump also responded to candidates such as former New York Gov. George Pataki, who has written a letter to all the GOP candidates to push them to speak out against his statements.

“I know Pataki well,” said Trump. “He was a terrible governor of New York. Terrible. If he would have run again he wouldn’t have gotten anything. He was a failed governor. And, you know, as far as [Florida Sen. Marco] Rubio he is very weak on immigration and he I have been saying that for some time.”

Trump said he respects Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who came out in support of him, but then former Gov. Rick Perry for not doing more “in terms of protecting people.”

He insisted he loves the Mexican people and their spirit, but there “are people just just pouring across the border.”

Trump continued that he was surprised over NASCAR’s decision to distance itself from him by moving its season-ending awards ceremony away from the Trump National Doral Miami.

“I have so many fans at NASCAR,” said Trump. “I love the NASCAR people.” But he’s not worried about the organization pulling the awards ceremony, as someone else will replace them in the ballroom that night.”

He also fired back at some conservatives’ claims that he is running for brand recognition, not to get into the White House.

“I’m doing it for one reason, to make our country great again,” he insisted. “Our country has such tremendous untapped potential and for the people say I’m doing it for my brand, I don’t think it’s good for my brand.”

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