Donald Trump has not done it – at least for the time being. Although he spoke of a humanitarian crisis and a security crisis. However, the state of emergency, he exclaimed, with a view to the situation on the southern border of the United States, as he turned on Tuesday evening for the first time with a speech from the Oval Office, which was broadcast by all major television stations, directly to the American people. He had considered the ultimate step. And his Vice President Mike Pence appeared to have a media offensive before the Public is prepared for it. However, the President did not do it.

Majid Sattar

Political correspondent for North America, based in Washington.

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he Listened to the warning voices from within its own ranks? You can’t just invent an emergency to get appropriations without authorization by the Congress for the wall project. At the end he will suffer in front of the Supreme court is a defeat, it had welcomed. The Trump impressed ? Or he is open to this Option for a later date?

The President’s speech and the immediate response by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democrats in the Congress, disclosed in fact, a crisis of American democracy. Trump gave the compassionate President, spoke of a “crisis of the heart and the soul” – and played with fear. He was one of the cases in which criminal illegal migrants are a terrible suffering on the lives of the innocent Americans: drug smugglers, violent criminals, Human traffickers had brought. “How much blood must still flow”, he asked. Then he emphasized his willingness to compromise: At the request of the Democrats, he’ll waive the requirement for a concrete wall. It’s just a steel should be a fence. The other side should finally end the “Shutdown” of the government that has lasted now for almost three weeks.