Before, and even since appearing before Republicans on the Hill, former FBI Director James Comey has been on a mission to bring forth Trump’s true motives to the general public. Since he’s been relieved from his duties and is now basically a civilian, it’s no holds barred at this point.
Today, just two days before Christmas and also Day 2 of the current government shutdown, Comey has taken to Twitter to slam the president.
FBI families will spend Christmas without a paycheck. This president promised Mexico would pay for the wall but innocent people are now paying the price for another lie. Our thoughts are with hardworking public servants and their families.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 23, 2018
Comey’s latest tweet takes direct aim at the shutdown and brings to light how innocent people (albeit Trump supporters) are being duped and conned into paying for Trump’s Mexico border wall. Originally launched by a military vet, the campaign to raise money has now been picked up by Trump’s re-election committee. To date, the fund has raised just over $16 million of it’s $5 billion total request.
First Trump claimed that Mexico was going to pay for the wall. Remember? That was before he was president, in 2016.
Then he walked back on those comments more recently stating that the new USMCA (the United States Mexico Canada, AKA NAFTA or NAFTA 2.0) would take care of the border wall because of the new “policies,” Mexico will still pay, under the guise of the USMCA.
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
Per FactCheck.org regarding the USMCA and the Mexico payment for Trump’s border wall:
‘Even if we accept conceptually the argument that government revenue attributable to the revised trade agreement constitutes “Mexico paying for the wall,” there are no plausible assumptions of USMCA’s impact that would see government revenue increase by $25 billion,’ said Geoffrey Gertz, a fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and a research associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford.’
Basically, it states that all of Trump’s administration’s numbers regarding the allocation of monies for the wall via USMCA are way off the mark.
Just this week on Monday, Comey took a few minutes to talk to the press about Trump, after facing questioning by the House Judiciary Committee regarding Hillary’s emails and Steele dossier.
It is unclear whether or not Trump’s supporters will ever grasp the depths to which Trump has now sunken to. And as for the Republican party and Trump’s side of the aisle, time is running out with the government still shut down and a flip in power coming to Washington next month.
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