Fiery Judge Jeanine's Message to Trump: 'You Cannot Buckle' on Border Wall Funding
In her Opening Statement Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro had a message for President Donald Trump.
Pirro addressed Trump directly, saying that his promise of a border wall is one that he must keep.
"It is your legacy," she said, adding that he cannot allow Democrats to force him to compromise.
In response to Trump's ask of $5.7 billion for wall funding, Democrats offered $1.3 billion for border security.
"You must fulfill this fundamental promise to the American people," she said. "You cannot buckle."
Judge Jeanine went on to say that Democrats are "callously salivating" at the prospect of Trump's demise.
She said that minority leaders Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) have created a toxic environment, and that no one else has Trump's strength, perseverance or determination.
"You instinctively understand what needs to be done and how to do it," Pirro said. "And you need to build this wall."
Judge Jeanine called Trump's tense White House meeting with Schumer and Pelosi a "turning point" in his presidency, and criticized the two Democrats' "condescension."
"Mr. President, the American people are tired of our government standing with illegals over American citizens. They are tired of the destruction of the rule of law in our country." #OpeningStatement pic.twitter.com/QohfkZR1t4
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) December 23, 2018
She said that "hypocrites" like Schumer, Pelosi and Barack Obama wanted a wall, only until Trump himself did.
"They simply will do whatever they can to stop you from succeeding," she said, adding that they have no respect for the rule of law.
Pirro also called a border wall "the will of the American people."
"I am pleading with you on behalf of the American people who believe with every fiber of their being that if anyone can get it done, you are the one who can and will," she said. "This is your moment in history. Just do it. Thank you, Mr. President."