'Can't Trust Certain People': Holtz Slams Dems Over Border Stalemate, Says 'They Don't Care About Safety'
Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz weighed in Saturday night on whether a border security compromise can be reached before the Feb. 15 deadline.
As Fox News reported, President Trump signed a bill last week ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, although the deal does not include any funding for his long-promised border wall.
It also keeps the government open until Feb. 15, and according to Trump, will allow furloughed federal employees to receive back pay "very quickly."
Holtz said on Justice With Judge Jeanine that Democrats and Republicans today have two different objectives, compared to the past.
"Today, the Democrats have a different objective. Obviously they don't care about the people, they don't care about safety," he said. "If they did, they would build the wall."
Holtz disagreed with those who said Trump "caved" to Democrats, and said that he cares about the American people.
"He is doing what he thinks is the best interest," he said. "He's there to help serve the people. Unfortunately, you can't trust certain people."
Holtz, using a football analogy, also likened the news media to "referees," saying that they can control the narrative on a balanced level.
He also said Trump will probably have to declare a national emergency if a deal cannot be reached by Feb. 15.
21 days goes very quickly. Negotiations with Democrats will start immediately. Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in. The case for National Security has been greatly enhanced by what has been happening at the Border & through dialogue. We will build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
"Build a wall. We have to have security, and if the Democrats don't do it after all this, I think the public will change against them."
Watch Holtz's interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro above.