On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, killing two people and leaving many more injured. Witnesses claim the assailant, who is still on the loose, shouted “Allah Akbar” while committing his heinous crimes. Now, President Donald Trump is dropping the hammer on Democratic leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who would like to open our southern border to untold amounts of illegal immigrants.
Under the leadership of leftist President Emmanuel Macron, France is in shambles. Rising fuel taxes, part of Macron’s plan to fight global warming as part of the Paris Climate Accord, have sparked thousands of protesters, called “yellow vests,” to take to the street of Paris.
And in the parts of the country which aren’t being burned to the ground over sky-high taxes, terrorists are taking the lives of French citizens, making for a somber holiday season.
A 29-year-old, who authorities say was radicalized in prison, is still on the run after opening fire in a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing two people and leaving many others injured.
A gunman being hunted by police after killing three people and injuring 13 others upon opening fire on Strasbourg’s Christmas market is a hardened criminal who was on France’s national security list as a potential terror threat, French authorities have admitted.
Witnesses said the man shouted “Allah Akbar” as he shot into the crowds and slashed at passersby with a knife. Two victims died at the scene and a third was said to have been left “brain dead”. Six people were critically injured. The public prosecutor Rémy Heitz told journalists the attack was being investigated as terrorism-linked.
Some 720 members of the security forces were today searching for the man, named as 29-year-old Strasbourg-born Chérif Chekatt. Earlier on Tuesday, he gave police the slip when they went to arrest him in connection with an attempted murder. [Source: The Guardian]
Coincidentally, France’s most recent terror attack unfolded on the very same day that U.S. President Donald Trump held a tense Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders in hopes of coming to an agreement that would provide for the necessary funding to secure the southern border and avoid a government shutdown.
Surrounded by Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Trump warned that many of the illegal immigrants who are making their way into the country are dangerous terrorists who seek to harm American citizens.
Demanding that Democrats accept his call for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the border with Mexico, President Donald Trump sparred with top Democrats in Congress in an extraordinary scene played out before television cameras in the Oval Office on Tuesday, as the President said he would be happy to see a partial government funding lapse later this month unless gets his way on money for to build a wall along the border with Mexico. [Source: Boston25News]
The irony of the timing of this meeting and the terror attack in France was not lost on the president, who sent out a tweet early on Wednesday morning, saying, “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!”
President Donald Trump’s plan to shut down the government if the Democrats will not approve funding for border security certainly doesn’t seem at all extreme after what unfolded in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday.
As Commander-in-Chief, his most important job is to protect the safety of the American people, and he simply cannot do so with untold amounts of dangerous criminals and terrorists infiltrating the country through our porous southern border with Mexico.
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