The Usual Whiners and Never-Trumpers trot out their same old soiled diapers and begin scraping for more ammunition, but this was a shot across Congress' bow, and Trump just put Queen Alzheimers, ChuckU, and every country south of Brownsville on notice that los Estados Unidos is pissed off, and looking for someone to maim for it. The legal technical term for this address is casus belli.
He did the same thing in person with Mexico's leadership, and what happened to that media-darling migrant caravan?
The Mexicans started cracking down on it.
Think about that: after an hour with President Trump, despite literal hours of media giving the unwashed invaders nightly tongue baths, Mexico decided cracking down on illegal immigration was in their own best interest, even more so than the Congress has since...ever.
Pueblas Sin Fronteras has disbanded, and the locals in a dozen countries want nothing to do with slamming their heads against the southern border again. The suckers who took part are wishing they'd taken Mexico up on their offers of jobs and relocation down south, near Guatemala, when they had the chance.
To every liberal idiot who favored a wall until he became president, and every vacuous Libertaritard jonesing for more drugs and less war, he just sent them a fact-laden "BFYTW!", on national TV. No spin from CNN and their @$$tard Acosta, just a firehose of facts straight from the hydrant.
If Congress fails to act, anything the president does after this, from maintaining the shutdown to declaring martial law and building the wall via the military to carpet-bombing with B-52 Arc Light strikes anywhere from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego , has just been stamped "pre-approved".
He's given Congress the chance (probably their last) to save face, act like all this was news, and approve the spending he wants. And then pick another battle, and a different hill to die on, before they get handed their own @$$#$ on platters.
Or else risk being blamed for getting us into a shooting war (not the faux-wars on drugs and illegal immigration we've been slap-fighting for decades) with all the trimmings in our own hemisphere, because they're on the enemies' side.
And all this, rolling into the ramp up for 2020 and re-election.
In stonewalling him on the Big Beautiful Wall, they've given him the exact issue that took him to the White House in the first place, driving right over Shrillary's fat, lying carcass. And now he's daring them to take presidential politics beyond the water's edge, and threaten US foreign policy and domestic peace, in order to shill for criminals, drug lords, and invaders.
At this point, the next future Democrat presidential candidate to come out against what he said will be fitted for the Walter Mondale Memorial Electoral Drubbing clownsuit.
This was Trump telling Tom Hagen that it's time for a wartime consigliere, and setting the wheels in motion to settle all outstanding Family business.
And he just baptized his godson.
And he closed this speech by telling the Congress "and furthermore, I think that illegal immigration and drug importation must be destroyed".
Ceterum censeo Pedro delenda est.