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Yes, he’s gonna build the wall. Yes, Mexico will end up paying for it, one way or another. Here’s what you maybe didn’t know: Democrat Socialists once favored it too (bold mine, by the way).

RUSH: We’ve had a caller up there who has since… Well, they didn’t hang on. Wasn’t able to hang on, I guess. But I’m gonna share the caller’s question. I’m gonna give you the answer to it. The caller was very, very worried about Trump using all these executive orders and executive actions. And what I can gather… You know, I just have a line here that describes what the caller’s gonna say, so I’m having to assume that the caller’s point was, “I don’t like this executive action/executive order stuff ’cause it’s not permanent. I mean, if Trump can just do this with executive actions, can’t the next president just come in and erase ’em like Trump is erasing to Obama’s?”

On the surface, it’s a good question. But in many cases — not all — you have to realize that what Trump is doing. He’s simply canceling Obama’s executive orders and executive actions. He’s just eliminating, just canceling them, which didn’t have the weight of legislation behind them in the first place because Obama could never have gotten the votes for them, so he did it anyway. Obama famously said, “If Congress won’t act, I will,” and he suspended a bunch of immigration law and refused to enforce it. Like sanctuary cities. He refused to do anything about that.

What Trump is doing in many cases is simply enforcing existing law — and I hate to tell you this, but that’s exactly what his executive action or executive order on the wall is. There’s already legislation to build the wall! It’s just we haven’t done it! Back in 2006 (I’ll give you some names), Barack Hussein Obama, senator, Illinois; Joe Biden, senator, Delaware; Hillary Clinton, senator, New York; 64 House Democrats and 23 Senate Democrats voted for legislation to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

So Trump’s executive action or executive order to build the wall to get construction going is simply moving on previously signed legislation. The legislation was passed and was signed. Nothing has been done on it. Obama got elected and immediately stopped any action on it just like they stopped enforcing a number of other social-cultural laws that the Congress had passed.

As Obama famously said, he had a pen and a phone. Now Trump has them…and it’s rapidly becoming as if Obama was never president at all. Which is all to the good as far as I’m concerned, and a way better end-state than even I ever expected. If Trump can hold the Vichy GOP’s feet to the fire on Obamacare—which is looking doubtful, admittedly—well, as I’ve said over and over again: he’s going to end up as one of the greatest Presidents in history. You just wait and see.

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