President Donald Trump thinks he can demand Democrats approve his border wall, but all he’s doing is making himself look like more of a pathetic joke.
All week long, Trump has been fear mongering about immigrants traveling to the southern border from Central America to escape violence in their homeland, even going so far as to try banning asylum, a move that was blocked in federal court because the president can’t usurp a law made by Congress.
So now Trump is back to demanding funding for his wall, which he had repeatedly claimed Mexico would pay for back in 2016:
Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall. After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action. Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2018
Trump actually believes that a mere wall is enough to fix our immigration issues, which is totally ignorant because walls can be tunneled under. Immigrants could also enter the country by boat and plane.
What Trump really wants is a monument with his name on it that will stand as a symbol of white supremacy.
It will cost taxpayers billions of dollars to build and won’t change a thing except add an eyesore to the southern border that hurts the environment and makes America a laughingstock.
It also appears that Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his way. But Republicans just got their asses handed to them by Democrats in the 2018 midterm election earlier this month. The last thing they want is to be responsible for a costly government shutdown. And make no mistake, Trump and Republicans will be blamed for it. And that won’t help them in 2020.
Of course, Twitter users mocked Trump’s petty demand:
Nobody wants your stupid fucking wall
— Greg Shugar (@GregShugar) November 23, 2018
I’m old enough to remember when people used to chant “BUILD THAT WALL” at rallies and they were promised that it was going to be a big beautiful wall and that Mexico was going to pay for it.
Don’t tell me that was a lie!
— Peter Jones (@Peter_TJones) November 23, 2018
It’s not Happening! Your wall is pointless. Spend the money on technologies that can replace a wall with a more inclusive approach, for a quarter the cost.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 23, 2018
Lets be 100% clear: Trump’s wall is a monument to white supremacy. That’s why it’s supported by so few Americans overall but his base loves it.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 23, 2018
Sure #TinPotTrump After 2+ years of vilifying &?slandering Democrats you now insist they “MUST come together” ? Dems presented you with a plan, you agreed & then the @GOP convinced you to reject it. The best course for Dems now, considering your reign of terror is to #Resist
— JustSusan (@TassajaraRd) November 23, 2018
This is the only Wall the American People want to see. pic.twitter.com/Y5VVakfeE2
— Kenneth Connor (@ShikataGaNai100) November 23, 2018
I had to look at the date of this tweet, I thought it was from 2016. You haven’t done a single thing since then have you? Your incompetence is breathtaking.
— jestershead (@jestershead) November 23, 2018
Bipartisanship is a little more difficult after years of polarizing extremism child. You don’t get to grow up over night and suddenly expect those you’ve abused to work with you.
— northierthanthou.com (@Brimshack) November 23, 2018
Keep dreaming. The only ‘wall’ Democrats are gonna fight hard to give you is a prison wall… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 23, 2018
America doesn’t need a border wall. It needs a new president who will consider better solutions to immigration.
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