President Trump humiliated himself in front of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by suggesting that the northern border is not secure and lying about the size of Electoral College win.
Trump was asked if he believed the northern border is secure.
He answered, “You can never be totally confident, but through the incredible efforts already I see it happening of formerly General Kelly, now Secretary Kelly we have really done a great job. We’re actually taking people that are criminals, very very hardened criminals in some cases with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems, and we’re getting them out, and that’s what I said I would do. I’m just doing what I said I would do when we won by a very very large Electoral College vote.”
For the record, Trump’s Electoral College win wasn’t large. His margin of victory ranks near the bottom in the history of presidential elections.
Trump’s constant insecurity about losing the popular vote is causing him to humiliate himself in front of foreign leaders and the entire world. President Trump is so desperate for legitimacy that he suggested the US/Canadian border is not secure, and that he is making it secure.
President Trump has shown once again that he doesn’t understand the concept of a border. The northern border has two sides. Trump can’t unilaterally make the northern border secure, just like he can’t unilaterally make Mexico pay for his wall along the southern border.
Prime Minister Trudeau deserves credit for not bursting into laughter while Trump was rambling on and trying to cover up his complete lack of knowledge.
We are only in week four of the Trump administration, but this president continues to find new ways to humiliate himself and the United States in front of the entire world.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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