Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became the object of widespread ridicule and mockery on Sunday when he slipped up by telling reporters that President Donald Trump’s border wall is just a “metaphor.”
The government shutdown has lasted over a week now because Trump didn’t get billions of taxpayer dollars to pay for his vanity project, which has gone from being a wall to not being a wall, but a barrier or steel slats as Trump continues to desperately rebrand the wall in a pathetic effort to dupe Democrats into funding it.
And now the wall is nothing more than a $5 billion “metaphor” according to Graham, who spoke to reporters after taking a break from a meeting with Trump.
“The wall has become a metaphor for border security,” Graham said before going on to claim that Trump won’t sign a bill to end the shutdown unless he gets his way.
Here’s the video via Twitter.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “The wall has become a metaphor for border security” pic.twitter.com/vXrmJpUV52
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 30, 2018
If Trump really cared about border security, he would sign the bipartisan continuing resolution unanimously passed by the Senate prior to Christmas, which included a whole lot of extra border security funding, albeit without wall money. Furthermore, he could have signed a deal offered by Democrats earlier this year that would have included $25 billion for his wall and a load of border security funds, but he rejected both bills over a wall that will do nothing to stop illegal immigration and illicit drugs from crossing over into the country.
Graham’s mistake drew mockery by Twitter users.
When has a metaphor ever been built out of steel or concrete?
— ilc (@ilcmiami) December 30, 2018
Lindsey Graham Reduces Trump’s Border Wall To Just A ‘Metaphor’: The president’s wall turned into “steel slats,” a “beaded curtain” and has now become a figure of speech. https://t.co/1rrxwdpr0y pic.twitter.com/n6Xxqv4zqd
— Patrick (@cahulaan) December 31, 2018
Lindsey Graham: “The wall has become a metaphor for border security.”
No. The wall was always a metaphor for racism.
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) December 30, 2018
I’m sure the people who are missing their paychecks over the holidays will love hearing they’re being sacrificed for a metaphor.
— Nathan Rich (@NathanRich) December 30, 2018
No. It’s become a metaphor for a trumped-up solution to a trumped-up problem that’s causing even more political paralysis, nativism, and unnecessary cruelty.https://t.co/qGYrA6Y67N
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) December 31, 2018
Lindsey Graham is a metaphor for compromised russian ass-et
— vinnie montoya (@PiperDewn) December 31, 2018
Lindsey Graham has become a metaphor for lack of courage. https://t.co/dtmk99Z0NA
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) December 31, 2018
tRump’s wall is a metaphor for his penis. Nobody wants to see it and he cannot erect it. (Anti-tRump folks are warmly welcomed to follow me. tRump supporters who rear their ugly heads on my timeline will be ignored, muted, and/or blocked.)
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 30, 2018
We’re going to build that metaphor, and Mexico is going to pay for it. With metaphorical money. https://t.co/Qll6sfnjDA
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) December 30, 2018
— 🌈GuinanResistsΩ #WaveCastDE #StandWithPelosi (@GR8FL) December 31, 2018
Once again, Graham humiliated himself in his effort to defend and support Trump.
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