US President Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday about immigration and building a border wall was a fear tactic and misinformation to fulfill a 2016 election campaign promise, an American political analyst says.
In a televised speech from his White House office, Trump urged Congress to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico.
Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall that he promised to build as a presidential candidate, Trump said in his first prime-time address from the Oval Office that there was a growing security and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border.
Using blunt language in an attempt to win public support, the Republican president said illegal immigrants and drugs flowing across the southern border posed a serious threat to American safety.
Trump was “ranting and railing against the minority of the day to instill fear of them to his audience,” said Myles Hoenig, who ran…