The media and Democrats waged all-out war against President Trump and his immigration policies.
Journalists and elected officials fired off one lie and smear after another.
As the fight reached its zenith, Trump surprised everyone with one stroke of his pen.
Because of previous court cases, the federal government cannot hold illegal alien children for more than 20 days.
Rather than release them into the country, the Trump administration transferred them to holding facilities.
Democrats and the media screamed bloody murder.
And squeamish Republicans were beginning to jump ship.
So Trump signed an executive order ending the policy.
Liberals jumped for joy because they believed they had vanquished Trump on his signature issue.
But upon closer inspection, Trump just redrew the battle lines.
The new executive order did not end the zero tolerance policy.
In fact, it ordered families to remain together in detention facilities while the criminal proceedings against the adults played out.
The order instructed the Justice Department to file a legal challenge to the 1997 Flores consent decree which forced family separation when parents were arrested for illegal border crossings.
But now the battle will be fought on terrain that is favorable to Trump and his allies.
The media’s biggest weapon was pictures of crying children being yanked away from their parents.
That arrow has been removed from their quiver.
If the Democrats and the media object to the new policy – and they most assuredly will – it will mean they are committed to nothing less than the complete dissolution of the United States borders.
And that is a fight Trump will win every day of the week.
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