Trump’s cornerstone campaign promise, the construction of a xenophobic wall along the Mexican border wall, is more out of reach than ever with the Democrats now in firm control of the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has taken an unyielding stance against the building of the pointless wall and her majority stands unified behind her, closing off all legitimate funding avenues for the asinine barrier.
Unwilling or unable to admit this basic, undeniable fact to his rabid supporters, the president continues to give lip service to his vanity project. He insists day in and day out that the wall is coming, but at this point, the whole charade feels like a racist revision of “Waiting for Godot.” At the same time, he sometimes claims that the wall is already being built, and has bandied around the new catchphrase “Finish the Wall.” Of course, the wall is not being built, and likely never will be.
Today, Trump spoke to the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association and insisted that he will succeed in getting his wall, and disgustingly conflated its erection with his “sacred duty” to defend the United States. He erroneously claimed that much of the wall has already been built and that it’s “very far along.” Perhaps thinking that he wasn’t getting a warm enough response from his audience, he ratcheted up his hyperbole.
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“It’s a strong wall. It’s a wall that people aren’t going through very easy. You’re gonna have to be in extremely good shape to get over this one. They would be able to climb Mt. Everest a lot easier, I think. But it’s happening,” Trump claimed without a trace of irony.
It’s yet another example of Trump trotting out an absurdly laughable lie in an attempt to pander to his more gullible followers. For the record, Mt. Everest is 29,029 feet tall. The border wall is 0 feet tall.
Watch the ridiculous clip below.
President Trump: “The wall is very very on its way, it's happening.…it's a wall people aren't going through very easily…they would able to climb Mt. Everest a lot easier, I think." pic.twitter.com/3a36k6zDcW
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 13, 2019