The previously silent left suddenly became outraged at the faux media created “humanitarian crisis” at the border after President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy of enforcing existing immigration law resulted in approximately 2,000 minors being separated from their parents.
They seem to have completely forgotten that this policy has been going on for years. They took no notice that under the Obama administration in 2014, nearly 57,500 children were traveling across the border without a parent or guardian and therefore considered unaccompanied when apprehended by federal immigration officers and then transferred to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement or ORR, according to a February 2016 report from the Government Accountability Office. The report also notes the vast majority of these children were from Central America.
The left is also suspiciously silent regarding the fact that some 80% of children entering the United States are separated from their parents when they are shoved across the border with a human trafficker, and that migrants can seek asylum in the United States through one of the several U.S. consulates in Mexico.
The media has blasted out story after story of the situation on the border, yet 39-year-old paramedic, Matthew Lee Whitt reveals another side to the story. The Texas native worked as a flight paramedic for Air Evac Lifeteam, transporting critically ill patients from the Texas-Mexico border to San Antonio for treatment.
Whitt writes of his first-hand account of what is happening on the border. It is a story you will not hear on the mainstream news and it is a harsh reality check for those with their selective outrage regarding all things Trump.
“So I am going to break a self rule about not posting in regards to work and politics. Well, I am actually going to stand by my rule because what I am really doing is coming to the defense of the US Border Patrol and Customs, Texas DPS, and MYSELF since we were all part of the separation of children from their parents on the border.
Yes. You read that correctly. I was a part of the “human rights violations” taking place on the border. Through the course of my career, I have spent, off and on, 15 years working as a medic on the border. I’ve worked everywhere in Texas from Brewster and Presidio Counties, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Laredo. I know several Texas EMS paramedics that are deployed by the state and federal government to these “camps” running from El Paso to Houston currently.
Rarely do I ever speak or write about what I see as a paramedic. Most of the time I never say anything to my wife Natalee or my family and I never comment, post, or talk about the graphic stuff I have seen in my career to people other than my colleagues. That is going to change with this post so if you think you might have a problem with graphic details please stop reading.
I flew for Air Evac which has more border bases than any other air medical services in Texas. I was based out of South Texas and often covered shifts that were within viewing distance of the Mexican border. I love the Mexican people, their culture, and their customs. I married a woman from San Antonio who is of Mexican decent. My sons are half Hispanic. My heart is often broken seeing their plight as they take the ardent journey north for a better life.
There is another side to some of the immigrants that most people don’t witness. Most of the children that started coming across the border 3 or 4 years ago were alone or with smugglers that worked double duty with the cartels. The adults that were with them often lied and said they were the parents which was not true. Even the children that were with their parents or parent were often times in dangerous situations. These children were separated back then and are still separated to this day. It is heartbreaking to see such events unfold and nobody, from the Border Patrol, Texas Law Enforcement or Texas EMS professionals were happy to be tasked with such work. We did not abuse any children. Instead, we cared for them. We fed them and gave them water, clothes, medical care and comfort.
All of these kids were sick or ill. It might be something as simple as dehydration but often times it was more than that. Much more……..
Such as the 10 year old girl that I flew who had been raped no less than 10 times on her journey. Her private parts torn by the continued trauma inflicted each night of her stay in the dessert. Her screams and cries of mistrust still haunt me to this day when I think about it.
Then there was a little boy who was only 5 years old covered in scabies, flees, and abscesses with a broken jaw from being hit by a smuggler for crying.
There were many kids that were so malnourished and dehydrated that they could not hold any solid food down and were delirious from sun exposure. Most of these kids had never slept under a roof their entire lives. They certainly never slept in a bed as they often slept on the ground with animals in their home countries.
At the centers where these children were housed, they cried aloud. Why wouldn’t they? Most had been on a journey that no human should ever go through. Most have never been able to trust a single soul their entire lives, even their parents. They were afraid of the future.
But what these professionals did at the centers was phenomenal work. They fed these kids. They immunized these kids. They LOVE these kids. They have counselors on hand to help with these children. Some of these kids are put into the foster care system which, while not the greatest it could be, is almost certainly better than where they came from and the abuse they have suffered at the hand of cutthroats and drug cartels.
The people that are actually working this crisis are good people. In fact, they are better than most people. They put their lives on hold to help children that they don’t even know while spending months at a time without seeing their own families. These people probably save more lives than anyone else in the US right now.
So I encourage you all to look at all sides of this situation. There are no winners but please don’t take up an opinion that comes from a media source that only has one agenda in mind: to discredit the current president.
Personally, I could care less what you think of President Trump but where I draw the line is when we start taking down innocent people and painting them as villains in an effort to destroy someone else. These GOOD POEPLE working on this crisis have done so for the past 15 years without one word from anyone else until just recently.
Ask yourself why?
God Bless you all.”
That certainly puts quite a different face on what is happening on the border doesn’t it?
Congrats! Sarah Just Hit Huge Accomplishment Defying All Odds And EVERYONE Missed It!
In Washington, D.C. where careers can be as notoriously short-lived as the memories of some of the American people, or as long as those beltway lifers you are willing to climb into bed with, certain milestones stand out. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reached a milestone few thought she would reach, and ironically enough was acknowledged by none other than a single lone reporter from the press pool themselves.
With the usual standing room only in the White House Briefing Room, the 36-year-old mother of three presided as unruffled as always, over her 100th formal session before the shark-infested waters of the mainstream media propaganda mouthpieces and a handful of legitimate reporters.
Jake Turx said, the senior White House correspondent for Ami Magazine, stated – “Thank you, Sarah. I’d like to congratulate you. This is your 100th briefing, and there’s no way what you do every day is easy.”
Sanders gave a gracious smile and then offered a small thank you to the reporter before allowing him to continue with a question.
She began with a few announcements, telling reporters that President Trump had been briefed earlier in the day by Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen on the looming threat to Hawaii of Hurricane Lane, now a Category 4 storm.
It was her first briefing in a week and came a day after the convictions of former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the subject that dominated questions from reporters.
She was prepared, and responded by saying again and again that “the president has done nothing wrong and there are no charges against him.” Other questions on the subject that she was not prepared to answer, and she referred reporters to the president’s outside counsel.
It was the usual level of toughness as her briefings go, not that any of her briefings are tiptoes through the tulips.
“It depends on the day,” she said in an interview Tuesday when asked if she has come to view her press briefings as an unpleasant chore or with dread. Her answer is the same when asked if the press briefing is the best or worst part of her day.
But there are clear indications she prefers fewer and shorter briefings since conducting her
At first, Sanders held 2-4 briefings a week, averaging 24 minutes in length. In recent weeks, the frequency has diminished to 1 or 2 a week, averaging 19 minutes in duration. Her 99th White House briefing was Wednesday of last week.
conducted 58 formal White House Briefings during his six months as press secretary. They averaged 41 minutes in length.
“We get information out in a number of different ways,” says Sanders, defending the diminished frequency of her briefings. She cites social media, which includes frequent avalanches of tweets by President Trump. “We also have a president who’s extremely accessible and engages with the press a lot more.”
He’s certainly accessible to Fox News, who Wednesday has its 30th interview with Mr. Trump since he took office, many times more than any other news organization.
Of the adversarial and sometimes combative tone of some exchanges at her briefings, Sanders says “it certainly has its moments.”
“My job is to answer whatever the questions are,” though reporters are often dissatisfied with her responses. It is balanced out by her dissatisfaction with the “gotcha” and occasionally accusatory questions she faces.
“My goal is to go out there and do the best I can to represent the president and to communicate his message and his policies,” she says about her objective in the briefing room.
She says some reporters “are doing more to perform and get a clip for a news segment than they are to actually get information.” She mentions no names.
“I think if we could focus on pushing out information, versus just trying to have either a ‘gotcha’ moment or a heated exchange they could play on their nightly news, I think everybody would be better served.”
At the same time, Sanders says her criticism does not apply to all reporters at her briefings. She volunteers that some “are working hard to just get information so that they can report on it.” But she’s quick to add, that “there are certainly some I think are a little too focused on the wrong things.”
She says Mr. Trump sometimes watches her briefings, ‘if he has a chance…but does not watch every time.'”
Sanders has certainly proven herself an asset to the Trump administration and to President Trump himself, stating in a recent interview of her position as press secretary – “I certainly hope that as long as I can continue to be productive and helpful to the president, he’ll keep me around. I consider every single day that I’m here to be a privilege and I’ll keep showing up every day and work hard.”
Trump Expels Obama Swamp Slug And He’s About To Get Rid Of EIGHT More
One of President Trump’s strongest promises, when he was campaigning, was that he would drain the DC swamp. I don’t think the bureaucrats in the Beltway took him seriously, but they are beginning to change their tune. Trump is now focusing on them one at a time and a number of them are having their days counted down in the government.
Just last month, Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. It was richly deserved as he was going on paid media networks and horribly disparaging the president and his office, not to mention those that serve at Trump’s pleasure. And Trump has set his sights on eight or nine others who have also turned on his presidency and in my opinion are national security threats.
You have a right to disagree with the president or anyone else… you do not have the right to start name calling and disparaging the president and all that America stands for just because you don’t like the way someone’s brand of politics is flowing these days. That amounts to aiding and abetting the enemy.
“Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated.
“Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations — wild outbursts on the Internet and television — about this Administration,“ the president‘s statement continued.
“More broadly, the issue of Mr. Brennan’s security clearance raises larger questions about the practice of former officials maintaining access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets long after their time in government has ended,” Sanders added.
Soon to be evaluated in a similar fashion are former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Bruce Ohr.
The only one out of that bunch that isn’t a total slug is Hayden and he says losing his clearance will not affect him much. The rest are definitely security risks.
Brennan was furious and responded via Twitter. “This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics,” he wrote. “It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent,” he wrote. And yet, he threatened to sue over it.
Brennan even gave an interview to MSNBC where he blustered that if the president believed that the action would lead the former CIA director “to just go away and be quiet, he is very badly mistaken.” We should get so lucky.
“I‘ve seen this type of behavior, and actions on the part of foreign tyrants and despots and autocrats during my CIA and national security career,” he said. “I never thought I would see it here in the United States. And so I do believe that all Americans really need to take stock of what is happening right now in our government, and how abnormal and how irresponsible and how dangerous these actions are.”
This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. https://t.co/TNzOxhP9ux
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 15, 2018
Brennan whined that he was not informed by the government but instead, had to find out about his security clearance being revoked from a friend who called when Sanders was delivering the president’s statement. Cry me a river. This is one Obama swamp slug that should have been stripped of his security clearances and ejected long ago.
“Security clearances for those who still have them may be revoked, and those who have already lost their security clearance may not be able to have it reinstated,” Sanders said.
“Susan Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, told POLITICO on Wednesday that she didn’t know whether the White House consulted National Intelligence Director Dan Coats before it announced the decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance.
“But it is a presidential decision,” she said. “That authority is his; he can make the decisions. I don’t know whether we were consulted or not, but whether we were or not, it’s an executive decision for him to make.”
“She pointed out that security clearances have traditionally been important tools for the U.S. intelligence community, allowing agencies to rely the experiences of former department chiefs.
“There’s a whole range of people that we rely on, including our formers who have those clearances to help us be better at what we do and know,” she said on the sidelines of a Defense Intelligence Agency conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Gordon said she didn’t have any indication whether the removal of Brennan’s clearances was part of a “larger trend.”
“She stressed, however, that former agency leaders — including those working for private companies and those still in government — remain important parts of the intelligence community. And, she said, former officials with clearances should maintain certain standards to keep those clearances.
“Yes, that’s important as well,” she said.”
Trump’s actions here are widely supported by conservatives such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, and the Senate majority whip, John Cornyn (R-TX), who is on the Intelligence Committee. He said it was “entirely appropriate” for Trump to take action against Brennan.
Now, if we can just go even further and reboot the intelligence agencies with intense background checks and severe vetting. The swamp would start to drain even faster at that point I bet. I’m glad to see Brennan get the boot by Trump… no big loss if you ask me, in fact… it’s a huge win. When the others go it will also be worth celebrating.
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He's one brave guy!
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Now, this is a real American artist
Black Dem Senator Enraged Every Liberal With Big Billboards He Put Up Overnight
Somebody had to say it and it was one of their own!
Congrats! Sarah Just Hit Huge Accomplishment Defying All Odds And EVERYONE Missed It!
Sanders has proven herself an asset