By MATT BRUCEThe President is facing a crisis.
The American people are watching.
The Wall Street Journal is trying to explain the President’s decision to move forward with the wall.
And on Sunday night, a woman stood on the White House steps and held up a sign that said, “I’ll pay to keep the wall down.”
It was a direct call to action.
It was the first time I saw anyone like that at the White Street Plaza, where Donald Trump was holding a rally on Sunday, after his disastrous, and, in many ways, unsuccessful, inauguration.
It wasn’t even an actual sign.
But it had a powerful message: We need to keep Trump from using the wall to destroy his presidency.
I can’t explain how powerful that sign was.
It set the tone for a rally that was going to be a very long one.
And, by the end, I was left with a different impression about Donald Trump than I had before.
He wasn’t going to give up on the wall and his agenda, which includes an infrastructure program and tax cuts, would take years to pay for.
And he wasn’t stopping at the border.
He was going after everything that’s important to him, from healthcare to immigration.
The crowd erupted when Trump said, We’re going to build the wall, we’re going keep the border secure, and he promised a lot more.
And they went wild.
I was there.
It is the first thing I remember when I walked into the Oval Office.
The president’s face was bright red.
I could tell immediately that he was pissed off.
I remember him saying, Look, you know, I’ve been dealing with this for seven years.
He said, Well, that’s not the way I think.
And then he got really, really angry.
I’m sitting next to him and I say, What the fuck?
It’s just not the right way to be.
I mean, look, I’m not saying this is the way to govern.
I don’t think that’s how it should be.
But the anger, the rage, the frustration, it was just really, very palpable.
It didn’t take long for Trump to take control.
The following morning, he signed a bill that he said was the most comprehensive reform of immigration in the history of our country.
And it was the start of a long and difficult process that will be going on throughout his administration.
I hope that he has the patience to get this done.
But we’re not going to let the American people down.
I’ll never give up.
The next time you hear someone say, You know, it’s a wall.
I want you to know it is not a wall, the wall is the American way.
We’re not looking for another wall.
But a wall is something that has to be built, and it will be.
And when the wall falls, the American public will have a lot of questions about why.
We will have to look at what was going on in Mexico and what happened to the wall in the country.
The most important question will be: What is the real reason that the President of the United States doesn’t want to build a wall?
It will be up to Congress to answer that question, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that we don’t take away any of the progress that he’s made in his first eight months.
But if we don’s’t build a real wall, and if he doesn’t build it, then we’re never going to get to build something else, and the American economy will continue to fall behind.
And I think it’s pretty clear to me that the wall has to fall.
The President and his advisers have said that the cost of building a wall will be $8 billion.
I believe that number to be completely wrong.
It’s probably more accurate to say that it will cost about $5 billion, because we don.t know how many additional steps the president will take to secure the border, and how many people will be put at risk.
The best estimates we have are that it’ll cost $15 billion.
The cost of the wall will only go up when you start spending on security and enforcement.
It won’t be as cheap as Trump thinks.
The border patrol already spends about $3 billion a year.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said it’ll be $6 billion over 10 years.
And that’s with the President himself as the face of the plan, and that’s if he decides to use his executive authority to waive that spending.
We have to start by getting the costs down.
And we have to get the wall built so that it’s not just an arbitrary cost, it’ll pay for itself over the long haul.
But first we have a very important question: How much is enough?
The President, I would argue, wants a wall that’s going to keep out people that don’t belong in the United State, and