Success with Mexico tariff threat proves it was not used to distract

Success with Mexico tariff threat proves it was not used to distract
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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats offer mixed reactions to Trump's Mideast peace plan James Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week Trump offers two-state peace plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid skepticism MORE thought President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE was using tariffs as a distraction from the report by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE, however, Democrats are the experts who have mastered the art of distracting the American people from the truth. As part of his efforts to solve the border security crisis, President Trump announced a plan to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico unless our southern neighbor agrees to crack down on illegal immigration. By the end of last week, this strategy paid off well.

Of course, the proposal did not sit well with Democrats, who have done everything in their power to derail every single White House solution to the immigration crisis. “I am just saying it is wrong,” Pelosi said during a recent press conference. “It is a distraction from the Mueller report.” The California Democrat needs a reality check. Why would President Trump want to distract the American people from a report that vindicates him?

For over two years, President Trump has repeatedly and emphatically stated that he did not collude with Russia, vigorously defending himself from waves of slanderous partisan accusations. After spending so much time and tens of millions of taxpayer dollars investigating the White House and the Trump campaign, Mueller published his report confirming that there was no Russia collusion, and that his office would not be pursuing charges against anyone associated with the Trump campaign. Why would President Trump want to distract the public from this clear exoneration?

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As Pelosi knows, the entire Russia narrative was designed to distract voters from White House efforts to solve real issues facing the country, including illegal immigration. In the famous words of Van Jones, this “Russia thing” was always a “nothing burger” from the start. In fact, it is Democrats who are masters at the art of political distraction. One of their planned events on Capitol Hill, for instance, will raise defamatory questions about the mental health of President Trump. This is another sleazy tactic that the left has repeatedly used to smear all his success.

When real problems arise, such as the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border, Pelosi and her comrades call them fake and obstruct every effort to address them. Contrary to what Pelosi claimed, President Trump did not announce his tariff proposal to distract voters from the Mueller report. He did it because he is far more committed to actually solving our national problems than basking in political victory.

Madison Gesiotto is an attorney and a commentator who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign. She was an inauguration spokesperson and former Miss Ohio. She is on Twitter @MadisonGesiotto.