Less than 12 hours before he delivers a State of the Union address that will reportedly call for unity and cooperation, President Donald Trump went on Twitter Tuesday morning and sounded a less than bipartisan message, vowing to build a “human wall” on the border with Mexico if Congress refuses to give him money for his border barrier.
Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2019
As we’ve come to expect, Trump’s tweet is factually challenged, much like everything he posts on social media. Border crossings are down dramatically, so no one is “flooding” the border.
The logistical challenge of a “human wall” is laughable, not to mention probably illegal and facing a court challenge. And no “real wall” would solve the larger issue of immigration reform, which has been needed for decades.
Recent reports suggest the president may try to declare a national emergency and divert billions of dollars from the defense department or disaster relief to fund his vanity project. However, he’s getting significant pushback from Congressional Republicans on that plan, and it too would face indefinite court challenges, meaning the wall would remain in the blueprint stage.
Twitter users were only too happy to remind Trump that he’s a failure and will never get his wall:
So many lies, all the time. RT the facts
1: Number of border crossings is at lowest level in two decades
2: Undocumented immigrants commit crime at lower rate than citizens
3: No one is eligible for federal benefits without SS number
4: We have a barrier, need more security pic.twitter.com/nYrBGUwN2z
— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) February 5, 2019
Less than a year ago, Trump said that border crossings were at a 45-year low, but now that his #poll numbers are even more in the toilet, he’s fearmongering over a NON-crisis to appeal to his #racist base.🤬#AbuseOfPower pic.twitter.com/7tQeZDObrB
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) February 5, 2019
Remember the first 2 caravans? They didn’t “flood” our country. That’s because border patrol stopped them. How about stop pretending that this is a crisis and start taking responsibility for kidnapping thousands of children and losing hundreds more?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 5, 2019
How about a massive wall made of ice?! Then you can have your dragon guard it 24/7? Just as feasible as the human wall
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 5, 2019
— Halford Fairchild (@HalFairchild) February 5, 2019
Trump plans to call for unity tonight? He’s more likely to call for civil war.
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