Last night, Donald Trump argued for “unity” at the State of the Union Address. Did he lead by example? What do you think? It is Donald Trump, so the answer is that nothing has changed.

Intermixed within platitudes of America’s greatness, Donald Trump lied about, or exaggerated his administration’s successes. He tried his best to make “unity” the theme of the next phase of his administration. “Unity” as long it was his way. No sooner than he asked for cooperation, Trump immediately demanded that “ridiculous party investigations” end, alluding to the various investigations into Trump and his associates looking into corruption.

But the elephant in the room; The Wall reared its ugly head, as expected. Trump labeled the southern border as “very dangerous” and reiterated that he would “confront the urgent national crisis.”

“I will get it built!” he promised the country.

Unfortunately, as is typical of Donald Trump, misleading or outright lying about the facts, Donald Trump told the country that El Paso, Texas was one of the most dangerous cities in the country, until the wall was built. Never mind that El Paso’s “wall” is a fence – facts don’t seem to matter to Trump.

Trump didn’t stop there. He told the country that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the country today, thanks to the wall, i.e. the fence. Never mind that the leaders of El Paso believe that it is the inclusiveness of El Paso residents and the work of the city’s law enforcement that make it safe. And, never mind the largest concentration of federal, state and local law enforcement operating in El Paso, helps as well.

Donald Trump asked for “unity” to reach the “great potential” of the country.

Never mind that many believe the United States is already great.

But the truth continues to be an illusive reality that Donald Trump just cannot embrace.

As such, the State of the Union was nothing more than empty promises that will never be achieved because the leader of the country does not understand that “truth” leads to liberty which leads to “greatness”.

The Wall reared its ugly head again, and it remains the symbol of the divisiveness of America.

The Wall will not be built no matter how many times Donald Trump wishes it will.

The Trump Administration will be known for the failure of The Wall.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

One reply on “Unity, Not”

  1. I’ll believe the wall when I see it. Until then, I see mass illegal immigration into the USA that seems of no concern to the political class but is to the citizen class. As for the SOTU – boilerplate.

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