Donald Trump has called on Republicans to kill a bipartisan deal that would give the president emergency powers to shut down the border when illegal crossings get out of hand. He’s thus helped President Joe Biden turn one of his political liabilities into a strength.
“If given that authority,” Biden said without hesitation, “I would use it the day I sign the bill into law.”
The bill has teeth. The border could be closed if illegal entries exceed 5,000 over a five-day average. Over the last four months, that number has been breached on all but seven days.
There’s a lot more in this serious…