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I this is America in the morning. I'm John trout addressing the nation. President Trump maintains there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at the US Mexican border Terry Moore reports during his first Oval Office address to the nation. Trump said lax border security, prompts, violent crime and the flow of illicit drugs. Our southern borders a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth heroin cocaine and Fenton, oh every week. Three hundred of our citizens are killed by heroin alone. Meantime, Trump blamed Democrats for the ongoing partial shutdown of the government, the federal government remained shut down for one reason. And one reason only because Democrats will not fund border security Trump made another. The case for a massive wall on the southern border, which he referred to as a physical barrier. He insisted it would quickly pay for it. Self democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of promoting misinformation and malice. She said there are legitimate bipartisan solutions for border security on the table at the president is rejecting these bipartisan bills, which would reopen government over his obsession with fortune forcing American taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on expensive and ineffective wall along. He always promised. Mexico would pay for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the symbol of America should be the statue of liberty. Not a thirty foot wall. I'm terry. Moore in Washington Twenty-one till did the presidential address have any weight on the border wall. Impasse jimbohannon picks it up again, we have heard from President Trump. We've heard from the democratic congressional leadership and not a great deal is new Alexander's professor of political science at Saint. Peter's university in Jersey City, New jersey and a former senior reporter for time magazine. What did you hear of anything that was new or advanced the debate? If at all, well, I don't think there was much here that advance the debate. I don't think the needle move at all or very much. We heard both sides make their case in a formal way to the American people. And that really was what the gist of it to make the case because I think that that's who will ultimately make the decision public opinion will be the deciding factor as to which side blinks which side seeks a compromise. That's the way shutdowns have been resolved in the past. Usually once I find himself on the losing side of the public opinion. And that's usually the one that links caves have to wonder why it is that most of this opposition came about since Donald Trump was elected president. And since prominent New York congressman Joe Crowley was beaten by Alexandria, or Cossio Cortez. Frightening. The democratic leadership. About their parties on the left wing in the past. And we've heard all the sound bites of of the various leaders, Hillary Clinton included all being four border barriers and Chuck Schumer, offering an impassioned plea that people enter the country illegally should not be treated the same. As those who enter legally, why the sudden change other than just the abject fear that the Democratic Party left wing is going to throw them out of office. Well, the only changes at the president insists on the wall period. Everybody has agreed that there needs to be border security. Now, you can discuss it, you know, people have different ideas, different views, but that's what congress is for. That's what the negotiations between the president and the congress for four. Also, we have a government of shared powers and different points of view need to be put on the table and negotiated in a calm and aims deliberate environment. That's what the founders talked about a deliberative congress. If you're going to have ultimatum if you're built to draw a line in the sand. Sand lines in the sand. That is going to short circuit the system and put it in a situation where we are now, which is a shut down. Although the president may have have found the wall to be a convenient metaphor. But as president as a candidate and before he was a candidate going back as far as I can find back to twenty fifteen over three years ago, the president was referred to our southern border as being two thousand miles long close enough ended it needed about a thousand miles of wall. He is always recognized the fact that you weren't talking about building a vertical physical recognizable wall from Brownsville, Texas, all the way to San Diego. And I think his his core understands that as well. Well, which makes it all the more reason why we need to have a line in the sand sand over this. The president has made it a very central point to talk about the wall and Mexico will pay for the wall when you campaign, you engage in sloganeering, he did engage in sloganeering and sometimes. It comes back to bite you the president needs to make very clear that he's four border security, and that he's willing to negotiate barriers whatever one calls them and also discuss the possibilities if human assets, and technology and so forth. I said that in his speech. What was new about the speech not much in terms of substance? But what I thought was interesting was the tone. He spoke a lot about human assets in about technology and about bringing about modern waves to control border and detect by. Tonight of an afterthought. But don't forget that that merely having cameras drones. And what have you merely means you can detect border violations? There's nothing there to prevent people from coming across unless you are forced to fire tear gas at them or or or bullets which would not be my choice or letting them in. Which would also not be my choice an actual barrier. Simply keeps them on one side and us on the other side. And I find it interesting that the the statement that will be paired several times from Nancy Pelosi about how a war is immoral. I'd never heard her ever explain that. What is immoral about protecting our border with a wall? Well, again, you're talking about rhetoric. Just as you know, objectionable or a questionable. Let's put it that way, you're saying that Mexico will pay for the wall politicians say things in order to to their base. That's one of the things Nancy Pelosi has done. And it's one of the things that Donald Trump is done. What you really need is a separate campaigning and governing right now we are in a governing phase. And unfortunately, there's too much campaigning going on. Let me ask you this aside from how we finally resolve the government shutdown, which you say is one side of the other starts the field public opinion pressure. I'll agree the question next would be how long do you think this will see February? Well, you know, I really don't know both sides seem to be dug in, but I think one of the things that we will start to see is that the federal employees where we start to complain much more loudly than they have in the past. Because of course, we were during the holiday season. Also, some very important services are still going to have to be cut and will be cut as we proceed even though it's only one quarter of a government that's very important quarter. Involves the Justice department involves the department of agriculture the department of homeland security. So I think it'll depend on how quickly very bites come through. From the fact that many important services will not be funded Alexander's, professor of political science at Saint Peter's university in Jersey City, New jersey, sixteen."