Speaking the wall into existence

Oct 2010
67,328
27,219
Colorado
#1
All lies, all of the time, now "Finish the wall" is a rally cry that Trump's automatonic followers will gladly chant.

‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry
President Trump and his political team plan to make his years-long quest for a border wall one of the driving themes of his reelection effort — attempting to turn his failure to build such a project into a combative sales pitch that pits him against the political establishment on immigration.​
Trump has declared a national emergency to secure the funds Congress has repeatedly denied him despite his own admission that the move is likely to get tied up in court. This move has galvanized many of his supporters even as others on the right remain dubious and disappointed.​
His campaign is fundraising off his showdown with congressional Democrats over the border — portraying the opposition party as more interested in political games than the public’s safety.​
And faced with the fact that he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, Trump and his campaign have started relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.​
“Now, you really mean, ‘Finish that wall,’ because we’ve built a lot of it,” Trump falsely claimed at a campaign rally Monday in El Paso after supporters broke out in chants of “Build that wall!”​
As he spoke, giant placards with the words “Finish the Wall” hung from the rafters, an unmistakable signal Trump’s aides say reflects the campaign’s growing push to convince the president’s supporters that the border barrier they imagined him building is already real.​
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.451cc215f245
 
Oct 2010
67,328
27,219
Colorado
#4
If Trump has "built of lot" of that wall, WHY do we have an emergency?
The spectacle of it all must roll our Founders in their graves, rallies where a sitting president tells the most blatant lies to citizens' resounding cheers. Even his chickenshit Senate majority leader refuses to call out his lies.

That aside, both sides of the aisle refuse to propose actions that would remove the incentives driving illegal immigration. The current debate, if you want to call it that, and the solutions proposed, from the wall to the Dream Act, fail to resolve or acknowledge the underlying issues.

Here's something to chew on:

Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall
 
Nov 2012
10,654
8,832
nirvana
#5
All lies, all of the time, now "Finish the wall" is a rally cry that Trump's automatonic followers will gladly chant.

‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry
President Trump and his political team plan to make his years-long quest for a border wall one of the driving themes of his reelection effort — attempting to turn his failure to build such a project into a combative sales pitch that pits him against the political establishment on immigration.​
Trump has declared a national emergency to secure the funds Congress has repeatedly denied him despite his own admission that the move is likely to get tied up in court. This move has galvanized many of his supporters even as others on the right remain dubious and disappointed.​
His campaign is fundraising off his showdown with congressional Democrats over the border — portraying the opposition party as more interested in political games than the public’s safety.​
And faced with the fact that he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, Trump and his campaign have started relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.​
“Now, you really mean, ‘Finish that wall,’ because we’ve built a lot of it,” Trump falsely claimed at a campaign rally Monday in El Paso after supporters broke out in chants of “Build that wall!”​
As he spoke, giant placards with the words “Finish the Wall” hung from the rafters, an unmistakable signal Trump’s aides say reflects the campaign’s growing push to convince the president’s supporters that the border barrier they imagined him building is already real.​
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.451cc215f245
I’m waiting for the “You’re not really in prison. It’s fake news” chant.
 
Nov 2018
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1,933
Inner Space
#8
Trump has exceeded all prior authority by this "military construction project" in defiance of Congressional funding approval:
I cannot locate a direct link, but watch Stephen Miller interviewed by Chris Wallace on Faux News. Even Wallace is shocked by the evasiveness and misrepresentation promoted by the administration as well as the over-reach:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY | Fox News

Stephen Miller at 5 minutes into Feb 17th interview with Chris Wallace….even Wallace recognizes the evasive and dissembling answers...clearly Miller is a qualified as Sarah "Goebells" Huckabee-Sanders and Kellyanne "Alternative facts" Conway to be in the Trump administration.
 
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