Past Features

July 11, 2017

Big Border Wall Showdown
Will the media tell the truth?

Left: Mark Meadows // Right: Mexican cow that wandered onto Glenn Spencer's border ranch.
Breitbart -- July 10, 2017
Mark Meadows Draws Line in the Sand: Next Spending Bill Must Fund President Trump's Border Wall
House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News exclusively that the next government spending bill must fund President Donald Trump's promised border wall, or there will likely be a government shutdown.
    In a phone interview on Monday morning, Meadows --- the chairman of the most influential group of House conservatives in Congress, the House Freedom Caucus --- said that there are enough members in Congress to hold the line against any funding bill that does not explicitly provide for the beginning of construction of President Trump"s border wall. What's more, Meadows says, his conversations with President Trump indicate that the president is supportive of such efforts and would veto --- or refuse to sign --- any government funding bill that falls short of the commitments necessary to begin construction on the border wall.
    “There is nothing more critical that has to be funded than funding the border wall for two reasons,” Meadows, a key ally of President Trump, said in his phone interview with Breitbart News. “One is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders. And the American people will accept no less.”
    Meadows said:
    
Without a doubt there is enough conservative members who will not support any funding mechanism that does not include border wall funding and it's also even some who are probably even a little bit less conservative as it relates to immigration because it is the major impediment for really fundamentally getting control of what we do from an immigration standpoint. Until we secure our southern border, there will be no pathway to citizenship for anybody and we can't revamp our legal immigration process until we've secured our southern border. But, yeah, conservatives are definitely going to support the president in demanding that there be funding for the border wall.

Glenn Spencer -- July 11, 2017
Hoof and Mouth Disease -- Human
Blacked out news
    For the past week a Mexican cow has been grazing on my border ranch. It walked in, despite concerns about hoof and mouth disease.
    There is another species with hoof and mouth disease --- the mainstream U.S. media --- they won't “hoof it” down to my border ranch to talk to me --- but I am not totally ignored.
    Yesterday I spent 90 minutes on the phone with a reporter for Deutschland Magazin. I gave him the real “scoop” on the border --- and he loved it.
    This followed a three-day visit by a large crew from VICELAND that included a tour of the real border, an airplane ride, and a demonstration of SEIDARM/IDENTICOPTER.
       I am rapidly becoming the border “go to” guy for foreign media. I am also the border “stay away” guy as far as U.S. media are concerned.
    There is fake news --- and there is blacked out news.

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