Trump Gets Owned On Twitter For Claiming His Wall Will Stop Drugs And Crime

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President Donald Trump attempted to promote his border wall on Sunday morning as the government shutdown continues by falsely claiming that it will stop drugs and crime.

Trump initiated the shut down on Friday night as part of his temper tantrum over not getting billions of dollars to build his vanity project along the southern border.

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He’s since whining ever since and desperately argued on Sunday morning that his wall will keep Americans safe by stopping drugs and crime:

The problem is that Trump, as usual, is lying and is dead wrong.

Not only do most Americans oppose the wall, even the Border Patrol would rather have drones and sensors instead of a wall that they would have to constantly patrol and maintain, which would be costly.

As for Trump’s claim that the wall would stop drugs, Factcheck.org has already debunked it:

“[T]he fact is that most illicit drugs pass undetected through legal ports of entry. Mexican cartels ‘transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest Border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,’the Drug Enforcement Administration said in a 2015 report. ‘The drugs are typically secreted in hidden compartments when transported in passenger vehicles or comingled with legitimate goods when transported in tractor trailers.'”

And according to The Washington Post, studies show that undocumented immigrants commit less crime than natural born American citizens, and most terrorist attacks on our soil are committed by right-wing domestic terrorists or radicalized citizens who entered the United States legally.

It should also be pointed out that migrants could still enter the country by boat or plane, and could even tunnel under or climb over the wall.

Twitter users mocked Trump’s claims:

Building a wall along the southern border is ridiculous. Our border with Mexico is 1,954 miles long. It would not only be a waste of money, it would continue wasting money for decades because of maintenance costs.

Trump’s desire for a wall has nothing to do with actually stopping drugs or crime or immigration. He just wants a monument to himself. And he clearly wants American taxpayers to foot the bill.

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