As our senile president, Donald John Trump, continues to decay before our eyes one of the few words he can still say is “wall!”
And he says it a lot.
The promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” out of concrete that would span the U.S.-Mexico border and keep all of the “gangs”, “rapists”, and even the “good people” out of the country was a constant refrain during Trump’s presidential campaign and it’s something he continues to insist upon as the key mission of his presidency. Now after forcing the longest government shutdown in American history and impoverishing hundreds of thousands of federal employees Trump still doesn’t have his wall money so he’s adopting a new tactic:
He’s pretending the wall is happening even though it isn’t.
In a tweetstorm early Thursday morning Trump insisted that the wall was pretty much being built, money or no money.
He also tried to take credit for walls and fences that already exist on the border as if pre-existing structures were somehow a fulfillment of his 2016 promise to his xenophobic base.
Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
Reporters described him as “incoherent” on the issue.
Trump is hopelessly incoherent: "We're building the wall right now. It's going up fairly rapidly," he says (falsely), while at the same time urging Congress to give him money to build the wall. pic.twitter.com/venmu1WJoT— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 31, 2019
While Trump has backpedalled on the idea of a solid barrier wall at times today he doubled down. He really loves that word.
Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
He then “very sadly” described murder rates in Mexico, returned to ginning up fear about “Humanitarian Crises” on the border, and again insisted that “Wall is being built!”
Very sadly, Murder cases in Mexico in 2018 rose 33% from 2017, to 33,341. This is a big contributor to the Humanitarian Crises taking place on our Southern Border and then spreading throughout our Country. Worse even than Afghanistan. Much caused by DRUGS. Wall is being built!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
More murder. More wall. He even tagged noted Fox host and noted blockhead Lou Dobbs and Fox & Friends. Somebody is absolutely THIRSTY for a segment.
Trump then fired off three tweets about China before returning to his favorite topic. Can you guess it? Yes that’s right: WALL.
Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
Trump insisted AGAIN that the wall is already being built.
No thanks to those abortion-loving, money-grubbing-so-they-can-give-it-all-to-poor-people Democrats.
Democrats are becoming the Party of late term abortion, high taxes, Open Borders and Crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
In Trump’s world troops are always massing…caravans are always approaching…it’s the Battle of Helm’s Deep every dang day down in El Paso apparently.
More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
Trump then tweeted out THE EXACT SAME TWEET about Mexico’s murder rates from a few hours earlier, word for word, before quickly deleting the older copy as though 58 million people weren’t watching.
Very sadly, Murder cases in Mexico in 2018 rose 33% from 2017, to 33,341. This is a big contributor to the Humanitarian Crisis taking place on our Southern Border and then spreading throughout our Country. Worse even than Afghanistan. Much caused by DRUGS. Wall is being built!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
All it all it was quite the angry morning from our baby president. Expect 5 to 97 more rage tweets before nap time.
You LIE https://t.co/fvo85mwh6D— Ziggy (@ziggylasvegas) January 31, 2019
Haha, you cannot stop lying! This is 100% a lie. Why don't you start working for the benefit of #America and #Americans. Why not providing payable health care for every American? https://t.co/LxkTwnwXOs— Theater of the Absurd (@KarlShatterhand) January 31, 2019
I thought you said the democrats were blocking it you liar. https://t.co/5iZV01DU9k— ?? יוסי ?? (@Yosileyid) January 31, 2019
Um, if the wall is already "getting done," what the heck was that whole government shutdown thingy about?? https://t.co/Zu1KMh2uay— Shaya Tenenbaum (@Shaya10) January 31, 2019
If it's getting done one way or another, then why do you need $5.7 billion to complete it? https://t.co/Mgy29RDbSm— Tom Silveira (@djshertech) January 31, 2019
This is such a hilariously bad lie. He didnt get his wall so now hes pretending fixing existing fences is the same thing as building a wall and that he actually won lol https://t.co/M98p8sPlnJ— T (@Tomriddz) January 31, 2019
Narrator: Not an inch of Trump's wall has been built. In fact, isn't the reason for the shutdown is because Congress refused to appropriate the funds? ? https://t.co/WRdnq8QtzS— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 31, 2019
I LOVE WALL https://t.co/D6U5Jn7Fm1— Steve (@NFuego20) January 31, 2019