In the face of danger, Donald Trump again asked for barriers. The President of the United States used his message of condolence on the attack in Egypt on Friday to claim two of his most controversial measures: the wall on the southern border and the migratory veto against six Muslim-majority countries.
"I will call the president of Egypt to talk about the tragic terrorist attack with so much human loss." We have to be tougher and smarter and we'll be. We need the wall, we need the VETO! God Bless the Egyptian people, "Trump said in a tweet. The attack represents the worst attack in the history of the African country and has resulted in the death of at least 235 people in a mosque north of Sinai.
Although Egypt is not among the list of countries that Trump wants to apply its veto and immigration to the U.S. across the Mexican border are at historic lows, the President made use of his habitual divisive rhetoric. This is the umpteenth time the president makes these claims. However, Justice has only authorized the launch of a slight version of the veto against citizens of Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia and Chad that only people who do not have personal or family ties with the United States are banned from entering. For its part, the construction of the wall has not yet begun.
Both measures are directed towards their most radical base of voters, who oppose illegal immigration and believe that for years the US has been wary of securing the borders and controls of who enters the country. The latest jihadi-influenced terrorist attack occurred earlier this month. The attacker was a legal resident in the United States and had arrived thanks to a temporary visa granted by Washington years ago.
Trump's critics have repeated incessantly since their election that neither the wall nor the veto would achieve their goal of ending security problems. Most of the last few years have been perpetrated by U.S. citizens or residents with legal permits, not undocumented persons.