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Newt Gingrich: "Weird Coalition" Of Right-Wing Business Interests And Left-Wing Ideologues Want Open Borders

The former House speaker says President Trump is doing the right thing to secure the southern border but a "coalition" of right-wing business interests and left-wing ideological interests have stopped progress.

"There has been a very weird coalition of some conservative businesses who want cheap labor, and a number of ideological left-wingers who don't believe in borders and who want an open border," Gingrich said.

"This war on the border is real," he said. "And what people are trying to do is a psychological war, very often guided by American left-wing activist organizations who are helping finance it. Their goal is to find some way to embarrass the U.S. government so we can't even control our own border."

"We have to be prepared to stand up to that and do whatever is necessary," he said. "You're either going to have a country and have a border, or you're not going to have a country."

Rep. Andy Biggs: The migrant crisis is here. The time to build the wall is now

Migrants cross the river at the Mexico-U.S. border after pushing past a line of Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday. (AP)

The attack on our southern border by a mob attempting to enter our country illegally, in part to force us to change our laws and policies, is nothing short of an invasion. Congressional inattention and inaction, together with activist judges and a lack of preparation by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol Commissioner, has created a perfect storm. The president is left with few options other than to close our border and negotiate with Mexico for help in stemming the tide.

I urge House leaders and the United States Congress to immediately pass a bill that would supply funds for a border wall—this week. Kicking the can down the road is no longer an option. Giving mere lip service to a Republican campaign promise, to build a wall and secure our border, has brought Congress under even more disapprobation than usual.

I suspect that we won’t see my bill, the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act (H.R.6657), or even the majority leader’s bill, the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act (H.R.7059), not to mention any of the other stand-alone bills that fund a wall, brought to the floor for a straight up vote. We will likely see wall funding stuck in the middle of some other bill. It will get weighed down by a whole host of other immigration policy ideas that people will claim we must have.

I alert my colleagues to the crisis at the border. Let’s do a clean, simple wall funding bill. It’s a promise the House can keep.

No more excuses from Congress. Don’t tell me to be a team player after a bill that will fund a wall has been larded up with additional asks from people you have to buy off for them to be “team players.” Don’t dress up the idea and stick it in a “must have” bill that we really don’t need. And, most of all, don’t tell me that we can’t do a clean and simple build-the-wall bill because the Senate won’t pass it. We are in the House. We only control the House. So, the House ought to pass the best bill we can.

Pro-Trump Company Is Selling A ‘Build the Wall’ Knock-Off Lego Set For Kids

Move over Trumpy Bear, there’s a new pro-Trump toy in town.

Keep and Bear, a website that advocates for gun rights and sells items that “support and celebrate God and Country,” is slinging a new toy line called MAGA Building Blocks that shows children how to “Build the Wall.” The website also claims to be “one of the largest purveyors of conservative resources online.” 

The 101-piece Lego knock-off set, which includes a mini-President Donald Trump in a MAGA hard hat, retails on the site for $29.95. The building blocks are a bleak shade of gray, and the set doesn’t appear to be particularly challenging.

The finished set. Sad!

Keep and Bear The finished set. Sad!

But the product may appeal more to adults than to children:

The construction set, which has already sold out according to the site, will start shipping on Nov. 23, making it “a great Christmas gift for your kids and grandkids!”

The product’s online description is politically charged and pulls from Trump’s pre-midterms campaign rhetoric about a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border on foot. It is a topic Trump has been largely silent about since the elections.

A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border but to no avail.

We understand why they want to flee Honduras and live and work in America. After all, we are the greatest nation on earth.

In the interest of national security, however, we cannot allow just anyone and everyone to cross our borders. While there are good people attempting to enter our nation, there are also gangs, criminals, and terrorists. Everyone who wants to enter our country must enter legally for the safety of all.

The wall must be built. The wall will keep America safe and strong. Only then will we be able to help those in need.

The set has received some criticism online:

But, perhaps, one Twitter user summed it up best with this musing: