Trump’s pet border wall project is in trouble. He doesn’t have enough Republican votes to get his budget through the House of Representatives and Democrats aren’t going to pay for it. Recently, he staged a press ambush to try to force Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to give him some Democratic votes, but they schooled him instead.
Fox News host Tomi Lahren is making a big push for the proposed monument to intolerance on the southern border. It’s not going too well.
Lahren tweeted a plea for a mere $5 billion in tax dollars to spend on Trump’s wall (which he continues to wrongly claim is already being built and that Mexico is paying for) and she capped it off with “America FIRST!”
$5 billion spent on a wall will be the BEST $5 billion taxpayers EVER spent! Build the wall. Secure the border. America FIRST! I’ll discuss on @foxandfriends in 10 mins!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 12, 2018
Unfortunately for Lahren, Mari Copeny AKA ‘Little Miss Flint’ had a much better idea for how that money could be spent:
$5 billion for water infrastructure upgrades and testing in schools seems like a much better way to spend that much money…but what do I know…I’m just a kid from Flint who was forced to learn all things water after the government poisoned us
— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) December 12, 2018
What could be more “America FIRST!” than spending money on American infrastructure we actually need?
Copeny’s devastating clapback racked up tons of likes and retweets:
This should get all the likes https://t.co/mKVAeGJ8U0
— CSplot (@C_W_Scott) December 13, 2018
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!! They're not ready, or capable of understanding. They're brain☠ https://t.co/HDXlJ0E2Bb
— DA DiRRty Body (@therealDiRRtyD) December 13, 2018
This young lady is my hero (check what she's replying to) https://t.co/lgI0ecQaWC
— Jamie Hanson (@JamieLarsH) December 13, 2018
We want to be like Mari Copeny when we grow up… https://t.co/RtAItUmTdM
— Young Democrats of America (@youngdems) December 13, 2018
911, I'd like to report a murder. Victim's name is Romy Tandem. https://t.co/PhYdw4jW4R
— uncle snack ham (@sammybaby) December 13, 2018
tweet of the year goes to….. https://t.co/KCjHur10C7
— tim smitheman (@tsmitheman) December 13, 2018
God dayum! 12 year olds out here roasting tammi lasagana! https://t.co/5RStUtpNBQ
— And A Merry Dupemas To All (@Dupe1970) December 13, 2018
— Garrick Vaughan (@GarrickVaughan) December 13, 2018
And it’s a good thing, too. A real “America First” agenda would invest in something that benefits all of us. Reinforcing our public utilities, green energy resources, roads, public transportation, and other infrastructure would be a good start.
Boosting immigration, rather than curtailing it, would help, too. Studies show immigrants increase wages for all Americans, boost local economies, and are desperately needed to reinforce the social safety net when the number of retirees is rising and native birth rates are falling.
In other Tomi Lahren news, she recently returned to her old high school to awkwardly chat with administrators about whether she was a “real” conservative. Enjoy!
Taxi Lampshade visiting her old high school for Fox Nation is absolutely amazing. Clad in what appears to be a child pageant contestant's dance costume, Tara asks her principal to reassure people her views haven't advanced since age 15 and asks whether people talk about her (!) pic.twitter.com/WbgIuseJ9e
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) December 13, 2018
h/t: The Root