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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:47 PM

Tijuana residents laugh at border wall prototypes, call Trump 'loco'

Source: Reuters



MARCH 13, 2018 / 2:32 PM / UPDATED 13 MINUTES AGO

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican residents of a poor Tijuana slum in the shadow of eight prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned border wall called the project a waste of money and laughed at the idea the monolithic slabs will stop desperate immigrants.


People attach a sign reading "Trump, stop the mass deportations" to the current border fence and near the prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, during a protest in Tijuana, Mexico March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Several locals called Trump“loco” for thinking that spending billions of dollars on barriers would stop people determined to escape poverty and violence in Mexico and Central America. Trump made his first visit to California as president on Tuesday. His stop in San Diego to visit the prototypes was greeted by demonstrators on both sides of the border.

In the scrappy Rancho Escondido neighborhood on the Mexican side, protesters shouted over the line“we won’t pay for your wall,” in reference to Trump’s insistence that the structure should be financed by Mexico.

U.S. soldiers, some with binoculars, focused back across the border, standing atop trailers placed ahead of the visit that blocked the view of Trump from the south for both protesters and local residents.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mexico/tijuana-residents-laugh-at-border-wall-prototypes-call-trump-loco-idUSKCN1GP2LF

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Reply Tijuana residents laugh at border wall prototypes, call Trump 'loco' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #1
snowybirdie Mar 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #6
Egnever Mar 2018 #15
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #16
dhill926 Mar 2018 #3
Initech Mar 2018 #4
brush Mar 2018 #8
Initech Mar 2018 #11
jmowreader Mar 2018 #9
Vinca Mar 2018 #12
tecelote Mar 2018 #5
tanyev Mar 2018 #7
harun Mar 2018 #10
DFW Mar 2018 #13
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #14
rufnear Mar 2018 #17
NickB79 Mar 2018 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:51 PM

1. Recently in Cabo and Puerto Vallarta and trump is a punchline there, laughed at

by everyone

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:54 PM

2. Thanks

Heading there soon and can have a good laugh with my amigos down there

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

6. I learned phrases like trump is an asshole, they loved it when i would say it

forgot what they are now

pendejo is one

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:01 PM

15. Pinche penejo!

 

Loves me some Spanish cussing.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:02 PM

16. Yah ya.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:01 PM

3. yep....was in PV over the holidays....

trump face on t-sshirts with a few choice expletives. we joined in of course....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:10 PM

4. If you build a 40 foot wall, someone's gonna build a 50 foot ladder!

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:16 PM

8. Yep, not rocket science. If trump had any sense he'd know using high tech sensors is more...

efficient and much cheaper than the lowest tech of them all—a wall that can be climbed or tunneled under.

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:22 PM

11. A dome would be more effective than a wall!

But as we've seen from the Simpsons Movie and "Under The Dome", those scenarios never turn out well!

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:25 PM

12. The Trump boys are probably already having them made at a Chinese factory.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

5. Tijuana residents laugh at border wall prototypes?

The whole world laughs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:15 PM

7. Cheeto Loco.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:19 PM

10. I think Trump is saying the wall needs to be see through so it is cheaper

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:44 PM

13. I have news for the residents of Rancho Escondido

There are several dozen million people north of the border that call Trump "loco" as well.

Si no lo sabían antes, ¡pues ahora sí saben!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:57 PM

14. "Several locals called Trump 'loco'"

I'm sure that they had some more colorful language then that to call him!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:41 PM

17. Trumps Legacy

Those wall prototypes will remain as monuments to remember the shear idiocy of his term in office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:02 PM

18. Make a new reality show: SCALE THAT WALL!

Build exact copies of every wall prototype and have teams try to climb over, dig under or cut through each one. Give them a junkyard of material to use. Points are awarded based on speed, ingenuity, style and stealth.

Make the walls progressively harder, up to and including guards armed with paintball guns and barbed wire. Hell, throw in a few paintball-gun-armed machine gun turrets.

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