That action alone speaks volumes about how little the media (and so much of the public) has come to trust a word from this person's mouth, allowing an opposition response to his -- perhaps -- call for an emergency. And if it isn't a specific call for an emergency, it will be an attempt to make the public think we're on the edge of one.
We have a pretty good idea what he'll say, because he's been saying it and saying it and saying it -- and saying it -- for months, let alone for the past almost three years.
There is no "emergency." There are not 4,000 terrorists who have been stopped at the border. (Chris Wallace's remarkable real-time "fact-checking" of Sarah Huckabee Sanders during her lying interview with him which flustered her made that very clear.) Six people have been stopped at the Southern Border. The other 3,994 people were checked at airports throughout the country. And these people stopped were only done so -- not because they were terrorists, but -- because they were arriving from countries on a Watch List because full database information isn't available. Further, there have been significantly more people stopped at the Northern Border at Canada. Yet there is no Trump cry for a wall with our northern neighbors.
And meanwhile, the government remains shut down, despite there being a bill on the table passed by the House which is the exact same wording of a bill already passed by the Republican Senate, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even refuses to bring to a vote. Let Trump veto the bill if he wants -- after all, he's said he's willing to own the government shutdown. But nope...nothing.
The speech -- and Democratic response -- will likely air when I'm on my way to the ShowStoppers event tonight. So I'll probably have to wait until much later tonight when I get back to my hotel after the event is over in order to get the exact specifics. But...we have a pretty near-certain idea what the deal will be.
It will be racist, irrational and a flim-flam harmful con. And most Americans have show they aren't buying it anymore.