For every Trump statement, there’s an equal and opposite previous statement.
It’s basically scientific law that for everything our current president says, something he previously said directly counters or belies it. The people of the internet have made a game out of acquiring Trump tweets that don’t age well( here are 31 examples , just for funsies) and one entrepreneur even made now-sold-out flip flopswith belying Trump tweets printed on them.
Good periods, America!
A newly unearthed video gem makes Trump’s debates for his “big, beautiful wall” sound even sillier than they already do.
For two plus times, we’ve heard Trump go on and on about the necessity of constructing a wall along the entire Mexico-U.S. perimeter, which Mexico was( somehow, miraculously) going to pay for. Though he’s now conceded that steel slats are a better option for a hurdle, much of his move was for a “big” and “beautiful” wall made of concrete–which makes archived footage from a commencement speech he dedicated in 2004 all the more hilarious.
In a clip shared by The Daily Show, Trump described to alumnus of Wagner College how people should never get up , no matter what obstacles they come across–including a cement wall.
“Never, ever give up, ” Trump said. “Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, run through it, go over it, go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”
Excuse me, but BWAAAAHHAAAHAHH-!
Oh man, once Trump get his wall he better hope no one presents Mexico this old video we found.
Posted by The Daily Show on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
All hilarity aside, there are real reasons a wall won’t do what the president claims it will do.
Much has been analyzed and written about the potential efficacy of and problems with “the wall, ” by much more qualified and knowledgable folks than myself. For instance 😛 TAGEND
– Why the Wall Won’t Work by David Bier, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.( The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank .)
– 5 Problems ‘the Wall’ Won’t Solve by Michael Dear, emeritus prof in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley
To sum up for the TL ;D R folks, the wall won’t solve the problems Trump claims it will. Most hard drugs are snuck through ports of enter not brought over the open the regions of their own borders, terrorists are simply not coming inthrough the southern perimeter, human trafficking is a much more complex reality than a wall can possibly address, and most research shows that immigrants both documented and undocumented are actually less likely to commit crimesthan American citizens are.
Not to mention, illegal traverses have been on a serious and steady deterioration since the early 2000 s, and are actually at a 46 -year low.
“There hasnt” “flooding” of their own borders, despite the panic mongering rhetoric we hear from the White House .</ strong> There are issues with immigration that need to be addressed, but building an expensive, environmentally damaging, largely ineffective eyesore is not the way to address them.
Not to mention, if people take Trump’s own advice about getting through or over a wall no matter what it takes to get to the other side, there’s no way it will work at even a very basic, purpose-of-a-wall degree.
Instead of the investment in a wall, let’s threw that fund into meaningful immigration reform that reflects an understanding of the complexities of human migration and respects our identity as a commonwealth of opportunity and diversity.