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Trump's Oval Office Appeal for a Wall

Jan 10, 2019 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re ''Trump Appeals Directly to U.S. for Border Wall'' (front page, Jan. 9):

In his brief address from the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday night, President Trump relied on tired stories of immigrant violence that he has often repeated, backed by statistics of dubious validity and delivered in his typically nonemotive style. Mr. Trump's advisers thought this speech would move the nation and cause a dramatic shift in public sentiment to support the wall or ta...