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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:32 PM

Border Patrol agents unintentionally debunked Trump's case for the wall

Source: Quartz


By Ana Campoy 22 minutes ago

During a South Texas visit on Thursday, Donald Trump again stated his case that a wall along the Mexican border is the only way to prevent criminals from sneaking into the US, part of his renewed campaign to get funding for the project.

The US president made his pitch at a roundtable on border security, flanked by mounds of seized drugs, cash, and weapons that he presented as evidence of the border crisis he claims his proposed physical barrier would stop.

Except many of those items were actually intercepted at legal ports of entry, not the in-between places Trump wants to wall off.

Itís yet another reality check on Trumpís pet project. Experts have been pointing out the logistic and legal impracticalities of building a wall across the entire length of the US-Mexico border since then-candidate Trump made it a keystone campaign promise.

Read more: https://qz.com/1520651/border-patrol-agents-in-texas-showed-trump-why-his-wall-wont-work/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:59 PM

1. why I stopped sending paychecks to the people protecting the border

why I stopped sending paychecks to the people protecting the border

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:27 PM

2. Uugghh every photo of him

that ugly pie hole is always wide open!

Meme makes an excellent point, however.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:52 AM

4. Yes, that gaping maw is ALWAYS open, & did you ever think people would get sick of a Pres. voice?

Just the sound of it, or the memory of hearing it at all, ever, can make one gag endlessly, without divine grace holding you up every moment of your life! 🤢

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:35 PM

3. On NPR this morning they talked to a few Border Guards

And, depending on the specific area, they said they need better facilities, drones, night vision, that kind of stuff.

Naturally, there were a few who said they'd take a 'wall' if there was extra funding for it. But if not, they'd just keep on doin' what they've been doin' - no big whoop.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO SEE is an area-by-area list of needs, compiled by the folks who work the borders. Obviously Dump's "the wall will take care of everything" mentality just doesn't cut it with the people who are actually WORKING in the border areas. Not that Dumpy would know anything about the word "working". (insert LAZY-ASS graemlin here)

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Response to Talitha (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:57 AM

5. Every photo in the Oval office always shows a totally bare desk, or 1 with 2 or 3 papers, spread out

in a very orderly row, like it's staged.

It's amazing, isn't it?





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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:10 PM

6. LOL, he's so busy he has 2 telephones on his desk!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:23 PM

7. You can see he has lots to read and can hardly keep up with it....

 

Not. More likely can't and doesn't read and hasn't clue about anything.

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