Trump should ignore Nancy Pelosi

Trump can beat Pelosi at her own game.

Now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote a letter to the president asking him to delay the upcoming State of the Union address using the partial government shutdown as an excuse — for political purposes —Trump should do it his way.

After all, Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says that presidents “shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient” but does not specify how it’s done. In fact in 1801, Thomas Jefferson delivered his first State of the Union to both houses of Congress via letter read by chamber clerks.

It’s time for the president to carve his own path. He could conduct the SoTU at the White House flanked by dozens of Angel parents from all 50 States who’ve lost their loved ones to criminal illegal immigrants.

The president should once again lay out a case why we need to fix our broken immigration system — including erecting a barrier wall — and then give Angel parents a few minutes at the microphone to share their personal tragedies with the American people. They could tell of the savage murders and sexual assaults at the hands of illegal immigrants that could’ve been prevented if our government fixed the broken immigration system once and for all.

When voters hear the heartbreaking stories — with a name and a face to it — they’ll more fully appreciate why we need to know who is coming into our country, vet those entering and restore law and order.

Trump should also have ICE, Department of Homeland Security, the Border Patrol and the DEA on hand, who can educate the public about the plethora of dangers we’re facing including the flow of opioids and other toxic drugs pouring in via the southern border — not to mention sex trafficking and other horrors taking place left leaning media prefers you didn’t know about.

After all, they want voters to believe Democrats’ line that it’s all a “manufactured crisis” to rebuff Trump’s calls for a barrier wall.

Trump should also highlight the dozens of high-ranking Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer and others who voted for the Secure Fences Act in 2006 and other legislation strengthening border security including hundreds of miles of border walls and fencing currently in existence.

Making it abundantly clear Democrats are only blocking border wall funding to deny Trump from fulfilling a key campaign promise.

It’s all about 2020.

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Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.