But the president's argument shows exactly how little he understands the actual issues.
"Another very bad terror attack in France," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. "We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!"
Max Boot, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and a CNN analyst and Washington Post columnist, took Trump to task immediately, noting the growing problem isn't foreign terrorists, but homegrown ones.
The suspect in the Strasbourg attack is a French national who was radicalized in a French prison. Your border wall wouldn’t do anything to stop such attacks. https://t.co/YM0iBusVZu
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) December 12, 2018
Boot knows what he's talking about. He's also a Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a military historian, a life-long journalist (and until Trump, a life-long conservative.)
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