Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Politics
Issues &
Opinions
Business &
Finance
Health &
Evironment
Lifestyle &
Entertainment
Travel &
Outdoors
Science &
Technology

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

Wes Williams - The Daily Banter
go to original
July 14, 2017
Share



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)


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Sponsors Needed to Support School of Champions PV Summer Camp

In preparation for the Summer Camp 2017 to take place from July 24 - August 18, we are coordinating different activities to raise funds and striving to find sponsors for scholarships and support for our goal of 35 children.

There are many ways you can help by sponsoring, volunteering and donating food.

Check it out here

Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

 

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness