Donald Trump has been in full salesmanship mode. He appears to believe that he has found his suckers when it comes to selling them a wall, a permanent tribute to Trump’s time in office. Other presidents have libraries, but for a president who does not read, maybe a wall sounds just right. Here is what he has to say about his wall.
Trump tweeted out that a “WALL!” is necessary, due to all the drugs, criminals, gangs, and human traffickers:
‘We are working hard at the Border, but we need a WALL! In 2018, 1.7 million pounds of narcotics seized, 17,000 adults arrested with criminal records, and 6000 gang members, including MS-13, apprehended. A big Human Trafficking problem.’
What is with the president’s erratic capitalization, anyway? POTUS followed that tweet up with another one blaming the Democrats for spending “Billions of Dollars for Foreign Aid,” but no secure “Border:”
‘The Democrats want Billions of Dollars for Foreign Aid, but they don’t want to spend a small fraction of that number on properly securing our Border. Figure that one out!”
The man currently sitting in the Oval Office does not care if he has to wait weeks or a year to get his wall. The plight of government workers with no income does not bother him at all, it seems.
Another alternative to waiting it out is that he might declare a national emergency and have the military build his wall. Many Democrats have question the legality of such a move.
Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith (D-WA) released a statement that read via YouTube:
‘I am adamantly opposed to President Trump using an unwise, weak, and irresponsible legal gimmick to circumvent Congress and the American people’s opposition to using taxpayer money for the construction of an unnecessary wall.
‘This is as clear a statement as any that President Trump values the construction of his wall over military readiness and support for our troops and their families.’
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.