Thursday, June 8, 2017

Trump's Big CON: Mexico Will Pay For His Wall

UPDATE:  Proving the great showman that he is by saying something to entertain his admirers and the masses:

"President Trump has come up with a new idea on how to cover the costs for a proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico: build it from solar panels."

Read the Washington Post, If you thought getting Mexico to pay for the wall couldn’t get weirder, you were wrong.

Of course there are all those pesky technical details that make the plan impossible.

But who cares, it's all 'bout the show, 'bout the show, stupid people!!! (Repeat til you get it).

"In the annals of pathetic climb-downs, this Sunday-morning tweet from President Trump deserves a special place of honor, or perhaps dishonor:

'Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.'

To put those weasel words in context, let me ask a question of all you small-business owners out there. If a customer brings some merchandise to the cash register and promises that one of his neighbors will pay you for it 'eventually .?.?. at a later date .?.?. in some form,' what are your odds of ever seeing that money? How likely is it that “in some form” means cash? Do you let him walk out with the goods, or do you remind him you weren’t born yesterday?

Trump apparently believes we are all hopelessly naive. With his presidency nearing the 100-day mark, he is desperate not to have to acknowledge that his outrageous, ridiculous, impossible campaign promises were, in fact, outrageous, ridiculous and impossible.

There was nothing ambiguous about his pledge to build a wall along the southern border, with Mexico footing the bill. This is what Trump said in August following his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has categorically denied that his country will pay a dime toward the barrier: “Mexico will pay for the wall, believe me, 100?percent. They don’t know it yet, but they will pay for the wall.”

Now, however, Trump is threatening to shut down the government or destabilize the health-insurance market if Congress does not appropriate $1.4 billion to begin work on the wall. So he wants U.S. taxpayers to pay for the thing, amid ever-more-vague promises that Mexico will ante up 'in some form' at some future date. Like, never."

Read the Washington Post, Trump’s border-wall fantasy is crumbling.

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