During a joint press conference with the president of Nigeria, Trump went off on an immigrant rant and claimed that very physically fit immigrants are climbing over the border wall.
Trump said, “And we are doing the best we can with it but we have to have changes in Congress and we have to have it quickly. We need a wall, number one. And you see that right now, where they are, even though it is not a particularly good wall, even though a small percentage can climb to the top, they have to be in extremely good shape. But a small percentage can climb that particular wall. We have a wall that’s much more difficult. But if you didn’t have that, you’d have thousands of people just pouring into our country.”
Trump is trying to scare more old, white, Fox News viewers like himself with the claim that physically fit immigrants are pouring into the country by climbing over the existing border wall. Trump comments are all about fear. Trump is making his supporters worry about super buff immigrants who are working out for hours a day just so that they can climb the border wall and come into the United States.
Listening to use the platform of the presidency to spread such nonsense is humiliating for the country and the presidency. Trump isn’t making America great. He has made the country into the butt of an international joke.
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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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