Stop the presses, because President Trump just scored a big win in his fight to secure America’s borders. The only thing better than Trump’s victory is knowing who the loser is- the not-so-great state of California.
We never thought we’d see the day that a U.S. District Court would rule in favor of Trump’s agenda. But it happened on Tuesday when Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled that the president’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border can move forward.
The state of California, in conjunction with several activist groups, filed the lawsuit several months ago to halt construction on the wall, citing environmental concerns. However, according to the judge’s ruling, national security interests trump the environment.
Not surprisingly, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra reacted badly to the news. Speaking about the decision, he said his office plans to do “whatever is necessary to protect our people, our values, and our economy from federal overreach.” “A medieval wall along the U.S.-Mexico border simply does not belong in the 21st century,” he added.
Trump Reacts to Court Ruling
I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
In contrast, Trump reacted to the news with jubilation. The president tweeted about the decision on Wednesday, calling it a victory. “…Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed,” he wrote. “OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!”
In addition to celebrating the court’s decision, President Trump also touted the drop in illegal immigration rates. “45 year low on illegal border crossings this year. Ice and Border Patrol Agents are doing a great job for our Country,” Trump tweeted. “MS-13 thugs being hit hard.”
Per administration officials, Trump plans to visit California later this month to view the prototypes. The president asked Congress for $23 billion for border security earlier this year, most of which will go towards building the wall.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his upcoming U.S. visit after an uneasy phone call with Trump. Nieto was reportedly angry that the president refused to state publicly that Mexico is not paying for the border wall.
Poor sports are so unbecoming, aren’t they?