Texas Boy Sold Hot Chocolate To Raise Money For The Wall – Says Adults Called Him ‘Little Hitler’ For It

A young boy from Texas faced both praise and ridicule from many adults after he opened a hot chocolate stand to raise money for President Trump’s border wall.

Seven-year-old Benton Stevens from Austin, Texas, wanted to help raise money for a wall on the United States – Mexico border after watching President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier in February.

The young boy set up his hot chocolate stand near the local strip mall and started to collect the money.

Benton’s stand is explicitly advertised as a fundraiser to help President Trump build the southern wall, sells hot chocolate for $2 a cup.

People can also customize their hot drinks by paying an extra 50 cents for a big “Nancy Pelosi” marshmallow or grab a smaller “Beto O’Rourke” marshmallows for free.

“I think it’s important that [our children] know what’s going on in the world, where we stand, what we believe in,” said Jennifer Stevens, Benton’s mother.

Both Jennifer and her husband, Shane, are members of the Republican National Committee and they say that their dinner table conversations have clearly influenced young Benton.

The boy’s parents say he begged them to raise money for the border wall and set up his chocolate stand over the weekend.

“Every day he would get off the bus and say, ‘mom can we go do my stand,’” Jennifer stated.

Benton’s fundraiser appears to be quite successful, with him reportedly raising nearly $1,400 in two days.

The President recently signed a spending bill that appropriates $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of new wall on the U.S. southern border. Trump has taken the controversial step of declaring a national emergency, which will allow him to get billions more for wall construction funding.

While young Benton says that some adults were “really happy” to see his stand, others were not so thrilled to see him raising money for a border wall.

“Some people were mad and calling me a ‘little Hitler’ and stuff, and some people were really happy,” Benton explained.

This wasn’t the first time Benton has faced backlash for his political beliefs. He said that while he attended Trump’s presidential inauguration three women wearing pink hats ridiculed his “Make America Great Again” hat.

However, young Benton’s parents want it to be a learning experience for him.

“If he’s going to do it, he needs to learn that there’s going to be a little backlash,” his father stated. “But I just wish [the critics] would do it in a little more respectful, adult-like manner.”

Meanwhile, Benton has big plans for the money he’s raised. The young boy wants to mail the funds to President Trump or deliver it to him in person “so that the illegal immigrants can’t get into our town illegally.”

Mark Meadows Explains Why President Trump’s National Emergency Plan Will Work

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) appeared on an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro and pointed out why President Trump’s move to declare a national emergency on border security could be a success.

The North Carolina Republican told Jeanine Pirro that he understands why some Republicans hesitate to support President Trump in his decision but also that it’s not as extreme as it seems.

“Well, I think everybody, especially on the Republican side of the aisle, wants to make sure Congress has the power and not the executive branch,” said Meadows.

“That being said, Judge, here is the interesting thing: Congress had the ability to act, and actually stop the president from doing this national emergency. Twenty words, Judge — all they had to do was say no funds from 10 USC 284 2808 shall be used to build a barrier between Mexico and the United States.” he added.

The strategy that Mark Meadows explained was a provision that would’ve given the Supreme Court reason to block President Trump’s plan. However, since there was nothing placed in the bill, the court will ultimately have to defer to President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

As Meadows explained, the President even warned Congress of his plans and they still didn’t add the block into the bill.

“Twenty words if they had put in there basically would have prohibited the president from doing this. But the president did a real shrewd thing: Before they signed the bill and sent it to him before they voted on it, he said I’m going to declare a national emergency. He put them on notice, yet Congress didn’t act. I think the Supreme Court will look at that and say why did not Congress act? Do you know why they didn’t act? Because it’s dysfunctional and they refuse to admit that there is a crisis at the border.”

Last Friday, President Donald Trump declared that he would be signing the national emergency legislation in order to reallocate funds to build the southern border wall.

Every president for the past 40 years has declared that the Border needs to be secured. it is about time someone did something about it.

Trump Slams Jim Acosta Telling Him to ‘Ask the Angel Moms’ After He Questioned if the President Is Making Up Border Crisis

President Trump slammed CNN’s Jim Acosta today as he was taking questions after announcing a national emergency at the United States – Mexico border.

The President fired back at Acosta telling him to ask those who have lost many loved ones to illegal immigrant crime whether or not the southern border crisis is real.

The tense moment begun when CNN’s Acosta pointed to several statistics on border crossings and crime rates among illegal immigrants as he began to suggest that President Trump was just blowing the problem out of proportion.

“What do you say to your critics who say you are creating a national emergency?” asked Acosta after some prompting to hurry up from the President.

“Ask the Angel Moms,” President Trump shot back, pointing to those he honored earlier in his speech. “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons.”

Then the President further reamed Jim Acosta, saying, “Your question is a very political question, you have an agenda, you’re CNN, you’re fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong.”

The back-and-forth came after President Trump shared his “great respect” for angel families and honored them few moments before during his announcement.

President Donald Trump gave a shout out to several “angel mom’s” who carried photos of the children they lost.

“I want to thank in particular the Angel moms and dads for being here. Thank you very much. We have great respect for you. Our real country, the people that really love our country, they love you. So I just want you to know that. I know how hard you fight and I know how hard a fight you’re having.”

On Friday, President Trump announced his plans to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border and signed a spending deal to keep the federal government open just before the deadline expired in hopes of allocating $8 billion in federal funds to build the border wall.

Former Obama Border Patrol Chief Calls For The Border Wall:‘Enough Is Enough’

Former U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) chief during the Obama administration is breaking silence and speaks in support of President Trump’s push for border security.

Mark Morgan is speaking out about his support for improving our border security, from bashing Democrats for calling the situation at the southern border a “manufactured crisis” to roasting the “irony” in CNN’s Jim Acosta’s reporting at the border.

This Wednesday, Mark Morgan attended the Trump Coalition Press Conference that was held by Women for Trump and Angel Families.

The former border chief spoke during the event and encouraged Americans to be united and said “enough is enough” when it comes to deaths caused by our “broken immigration system.”

“Not one more citizen should die because we have a broken immigration system and open borders,” said Morgan.

There were many other speakers during the event including U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

Rep. Liz Cheney stood firm saying that House Republicans stand with President Donald Trump to secure the borders.

Republican Steve Scalise began his speech by saying, “Our hearts and our prayers are with the families of everybody who’s lost a loved one because somebody that was here illegally took their life,” adding, “it shouldn’t happen in America.”

Scalise also noted that the “battle” is ultimately about keeping America safe by securing our border.

“Don’t let anybody tell you this is about closing our borders,” Scalise added.

“We let over a million people into our country every single year legally. No country’s close. So America will continue to be the most generous nation, but we’re also a nation of laws and we need to get back to that rule of law.”

This Wednesday in an interview on Hill.TV, Morgan slammed the “absolutely false” idea walls don’t work along the border.

“One of the best ones is walls are ineffective,” Morgan noted one of the “false information” that is “misleading the American people. “2006, the bipartisan Secure Fence Act. 2013, the Senate passes a bipartisan immigration bill with $8 billion dollars included in a fence, and just last year, there was money for fencing and barriers.”

The former border and customs patrol chief Yuma, Arizona as an example where “they build 23 miles of a physical barrier, and then they added additional technology and personnel. Illegal immigration went from a 150,000 to 15,000 overnight, and there’s countless examples of that.”

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