Unhinged Trump Threatens To Close Border And Go “Pre-NAFTA” If He Doesn’t Get His Way


President Donald Trump went on an unhinged Twitter rant on Friday morning in which he threatened to close the border and kill NAFTA if Democrats don’t agree to fund his wall.

After ending his Thursday by falsely blaming the Ninth Circuit Court’s DACA ruling for the government shutdown, Trump apparently went to bed seething, only to wake up the next morning and throw a massive temper tantrum.

There are so many things that are wrong with this hissy fit.

First of all, Trump literally just threatened to blow up the new NAFTA he signed with Canada and Mexico, a move that would create more uncertainty in the stock market, which is already having the worst December since the Great Depression.

Second, his tariffs and trade wars are causing the American auto industry to close plants, kill jobs and move production overseas, not immigration. Killing NAFTA would just make things worse.

And Trump’s wall would not stop drugs from entering the country, nor would closing the border.

According to Factcheck.org:

“[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.”

Trump’s proposed wall would have no impact on drugs smuggled by passenger vehicles, tractor trailers, cargo trains, small boats or ultralight aircraft.

It should also be pointed out that Trump once claimed that Mexico is paying for it all because of the supposed savings under the new NAFTA, but he is now reversing himself by claiming that we are losing money.

And Trump is once again trying to stir up fear and hate by claiming a new caravan is forming. But by threatening to cut aid to Central American nations, Trump would only be creating more desperate people who will travel to the border to seek asylum in the United States, compounding the chaos at the border that he has already caused while killing vital trade routes in the process.

Twitter users responded unfavorably to Trump’s threats.

Trump’s hissy fit comes after the Senate adjourned four minutes into a scheduled session because nobody showed up. The government shutdown will now stretch into January as Democrats prepare to over the House, meaning Trump has no leverage. This shutdown is on him and him alone. He took complete credit for it during an Oval Office meeting on video and refused to sign a unanimously passed Senate bill to keep the government funded through early February. Now Trump is threatening to shoot the American economy in the head if he doesn’t get his way. It’s time for Republicans to end this madness by pulling the trigger on impeachment before Trump irreversibly destroys this country.

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