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Trump’s Latest Thoughts on His Border Wall Are the Ramblings of a Madman

Wes Williams - The Daily Banter
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July 14, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel on Donald Trump’s Transparent Border Wall (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Update: Adam Schiff: Will Trumpcare Cover Those Hit By ‘Big Sack of Drugs Flying Over the Wall’? (Mediaite)

Out of all of the campaign promises that Trump's poorly educated supporters latched onto, nothing resonated more than his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico. And out of all of those promises, everyone agrees that a border wall is the least likely to be fulfilled. But that hasn't stopped the great God-Emperor from talking about it at every opportunity.

In recent weeks Trump's ideas about the wall have gone from crazy to downright bizarre. He keeps insisting that Mexico will pay for the barrier, and the Mexican government keeps telling him to go pound sand. So a few weeks ago Trump threw what he apparently saw as an olive branch to Mexico, by floating an idea that the wall could be covered in solar panels. That would, as Trump explained, allow the wall to make money from the electricity it generated and reduce the amount Mexico would have to pay.

As strange as all that sounded, it was nothing compared to what came out of Trump's mouth as Air Force One cruised to Paris. He doubled down on the solar wall idea, then he really went off the reservation.

It appears that His Orangeness is now thinking of a scaled down version of the wall, telling reporters that there are areas along the US/Mexico border where natural barriers would make building a barricade unnecessary. But The Washington Post notes that if Trump believes that, he could use a little geography lesson, at least when it comes to the Rio Grande, which largely serves as the dividing line between Texas and Mexico.

But that's not the crazy part. Where a wall is needed, Trump wants it to be "see through." Why? To avoid injuries from sacks of drugs getting tossed over it. I really wish I was making that up.

.... We now have Captain Ahab at the wheel. And the border wall is Trump's Moby Dick. It's a fool's errand, but an idea that he can't let go of, even as he evolves the plan to try and sell it to a very reluctant Congress. Now it's not just a solar wall, it's a safety wall, protecting CBP agents from those YUGE sacks of drugs that he thinks will be tossed over it by allowing them to see the culprits.

Read the rest at The Daily Banter

Related: Trump Says He Wants a Solar Border Wall — Here's How Many Homes It Could Power (Business Insider)

Related: Democrats Cry Foul at Loss of Border Wall Ban in Defense Budget Bill (Havasu News)

Related: Trump Should Build A Wall, But Not on the Mexican Border (Moyers & Company)

Related: Donald Trump Says Us-Mexico Wall May Not Need to Cover Entire Border (BBC)

Related: DHS Is Looking at Using Unmanned Vehicles Along the Border (The Daily Caller)

Related: The Daily Show Talks to the Translators Who Have to Make Sense of Donald Trump (Slate)

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