Trump must have many feet and many mouths because he keeps managing to put a foot in his mouth. Because of this phenomenon, White House staff has taken it upon themselves to elaborate and fix whatever trash fell out of Trump’s mouth.
We all know the Trumpster Fire’s campaign to build a US-Mexico border wall; it’s one bad idea he used to appeal to his racist cronies to get votes. Since he failed on his promise to begin construction on his first day as president, there hasn’t been any other proposed plans that reflected his past rhetoric.
During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised that America would build a “big, beautiful wall” and Mexico was going to pay for it.
The United States needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval. The safety and security of our country is #1! pic.twitter.com/4CFzQXb5aS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
However, when Trump was threatening DACA recipients, he told Democrats that maybe the wall could be a “technology” wall and fencing instead.
On Tuesday, Trump had a meeting with Republiklans and Democrats where he said:
I had the big meeting with ICE last week; I had a big meeting with the Border Patrol agents last week. Nobody knows it better than them. As an example, on the wall, they say, “sir, we desperately need the wall,” … “And we don’t need a 2,000-mile wall. We don’t need a wall where you have rivers and mountains and everything else protecting it. But we do need a wall for a fairly good portion.
So now, the United States is apparently paying for the wall, despite his claims about Mexico paying for everything while the United States just watches. “I must tell you, I’m looking at these prices. Somebody said $42 billion. This is like the aircraft carrier. It started off at a billion and a half, and it’s now at $18 billion,” Trump said on Tuesday. “No, we can do it for less. We can do a great job. We can do a great wall. But you need the wall. And I’m now getting involved. I like to build under budget, okay? I like to go under-budget, ahead of schedule.”
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 9, 2018
Cue Kellyanne Conway’s presence on CNN to speak for what Trump meant even if he said what he said. Conway decided to tell host Chris Cuomo that Trump has “discovered” an actual wall is not feasible:
What’s true is that after conferring with the experts who are involved in this process, Christopher, the president has discovered that part of it, he knows, will be the physical wall, part of it is better technology, part of it is also fencing. There are rivers involved, I’m told, there are mountains involved, there’s terrain that isn’t conducive to building an actual physical structure in some places.
Cleaning up after Trump’s messes couldn’t have been on the job description, but most of the White House staff has made it a full-time priority.
[via Elite Daily]