Rss@dailykos.com (gabe Ortiz) · Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 1:17 pm
According to reports from earlier today, it almost sounded like Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke suggested Donald Trump’s wall was actually going to be built in Mexico:
At the same time, Zinke suggested the wall would not be as big or impassible as the president believes is necessary to stop illegal immigrants.
"The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall," he said. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall?” he said. “We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.”
Wait, does that mean some of Mexico will be walled off from Mexico? It’s safe to assume they won’t ever agree to that, so does that mean we are also going to invade Mexico to build it? And will they pay for that too? Slate, however, offers a different take, saying that Zinke’s interview actually admits “that the president's executive order announcing its intention to build the wall is impractical.”
If you actually go to the source of all this—a long article in a respected energy/environment industry publication—it's clear that not only was Zinke not suggesting that the wall be built in Mexico, but that he was in fact describing reasons why it might not be built like Trump has described it at all.
Whatever he really meant, it just shows that this regime has no clue what do to about this border monstrosity.
Trump ran on this thing from day one of his campaign, knowing his base would just eat it up but having absolutely no idea how to follow through, how to pay for it, or how it would ever get built the way he promised it would get built (sorta like the Great Wall of China, but biglier and with a couple of slot machines). And according to recent reports, the GOP Congress may stiff him on the cash for it, too.
Donald Trump is incredibly dangerous, but he’s also incredibly stupid and careless. Just look at where his Muslim bans and Trumpcare are these days.