“If the president doesn’t get funding for a wall now, it will never be built. Period,” Carlson added, after Trump backed down and agreed that there would be no wall funding attached to the DACA deal. The Fox host suggested that Trump was selling out the country for a pat on the back from his opponents.
Carlson said Democrats oppose a wall because “it works” in countries like Hungary. “The Democratic Party has no interest in halting the flow of illegal immigrants,” he said. The party hopes to attract votes from immigrants in future.
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent by erecting border fences in response to the European migrant crisis, providing a powerful example as to the potential impact of constructing President Trump’s southern wall with Mexico.
Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border, an external border for the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to totally collapse from 391 000 in 2015, to 18 236 in 2016, to just 1 184 in 2017.
“The system of technical barriers is the key to the success of border security, and without it, it would be impossible to stop the mass arrival of immigrants”, the security chief explained.
Carlson said said that Democrats, including Sen. Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, want to “import a new electorate from the third world” because they don’t identify with the current conservative voter base.
Tucker Carlson said that the discussed deal to make DACA permanent law, would result in a “massive amnesty” for 800 000 illegal immigrants and their families, but many believe some 4 to 5 million immigrants would actually flood into the US.
Pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates has meanwhile warned that Republicans, based on a latest omnibus poll, may not turn out to vote Republican in the 2018 midterm elections.
Unless they start keeping campaign promises to Trump voters, the president’s base, they face a huge problem, the pollster warned.
Trump supporters are the “floor on which Republicans stand” he told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview. They appear inclined to “sacrifice their credibility to promote a liberal bias,” he noted.
The video interview was conducted for The Daily Caller News Foundation even before President Trump cut new large deals with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
Trump voters are getting angry because campaign promises are not being kept while Republicans control the House, Senate and White House. They worry that repealing Obamacare, stimulating the economy, and better security, or less wasteful spending are being not taken seriously by their leadership.
In a poll of 1 000 likely voters conducted online between 24 – 28 August, it was found that voters were less likely to support their congressman if they:
- Voted to increase the debt limit without new constraints on future spending (69 percent of Trump voters)
- Failed to stop Obama’s social experimentation with the military and transgenders (69 percent of Trump voters)
- Refused to repeal Obamacare (68 percent of Trump voters)
- Voted to bail out health insurance companies without repealing Obamacare (67 percent of Trump voters)
- Did not support Trump’s more careful vetting of immigrants (67 percent of Trump voters)
- Continue government spending without building the wall, and with Democrat priorities funded like Planned Parenthood (66 percent of Trump voters)
- Failed to pursue investigations against former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (64 percent of Trump voters).
Based on the poll’s findings, Republicans also need to stand up for free speech, McLaughlin noted. They should condemn violence by Antifa and the censoring of conservative and mainstream organisations by social media providers.
McLaughlin was a 2016 Trump pollster who, contrary to most pollsters, predicted Trump’s presidential victory.