If there is anything that Donald Trump truly hates, it’s being held accountable for the ridiculous things that he says. Even more, he hates being held accountable by smart women who refuse to fall for his non-existent logic.
Kaitlin Collins just stuck to trump. His anger level just went up from hot to boiling.
She hit a nerve. Wow. Great job Kaitlin.
— Brenda T Clements (@BrendaTClement2) January 4, 2019
During a Friday press conference, Trump was pushed on his promises that Mexico would pay for the border wall, made out of concrete, as Trump promised his supporters they would. Now, Trump is holding government workers hostage in exchange for taxpayer money to build that wall and out of steel. Following an incoherent rant in which the president insisted he was keeping his promises, CNN’s Kaitlyn Collins pushed back.
‘You ran your campaign promising supporters that Mexico was going to pay for the wall…’
Trump rolled his eyes and interrupted her, angered that a reporter would dare quote him to prove his inconsistencies.
‘Oh here we go again.’
Collins did not back down. Instead, she pressed him on the many recent statements he’s made that conflict with his 2016 campaign promises.
‘…and that the wall was going to be made out of concrete. You just said earlier that it’ll be made out of steel, and right now our government is shut down over a demand, from your administration, that the American taxpayer pay for the wall. How can you say you’re not failing on that promise to your supporters?’
Sneering, Trump shot back.
‘A very nice question, so beautifully asked, even though I just answered it.’
The whole discussion about Steel versus Concrete was nerve-racking when Trump was super rude with CNN's Kaitlin Collins. Trump has a hard time with real facts and his big wall fantasy is coming up nowhere. I just hope the Democratic Party doesn't cave-in to his demands.
— Mark (@sportscubs) January 4, 2019
He hadn’t answered it. He had once again gone on another rant about how his trade deal with Mexico and Canada, which has not even been passed by Congress, would cover the cost and reimburse the taxpayers. Economists say that’s simply untrue, but when has Trump ever listened to experts?
Collins tried once again to follow up and began a question about why Trump needs taxpayer money if the USMCA was paying for the wall. Trump became even more snarky and dismissive.
‘You’re not into the construction business.’
@BrookeBCNN Kaitlin Collins was about to ask (but got cut off), if the USMCA is going to pay for the wall, why is he asking for $5.6 billion from Congress and taxpayers for the wall?
— Eric McKinley Brown (@CoachEMB) January 4, 2019
Apparently, one now needs to work in construction to understand that concrete and steel are two different things, as are money from Mexico and money paid by U.S. taxpayers.
See the full exchange from Friday’s press conference between Trump and Collins below:
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