Saturday, January 20, 2018

President Trump Contradicts Kelly, Says Border Wall Stance 'never changed'

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President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that his position on his long-promised border wall “has never changed or evolved” and that Mexico will end up paying for it, apparently responding to and contradicting his chief of staff's comments a day earlier.
“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” the president wrote online in the first of two posts. “Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water.”
“The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer term reimbursement, by Mexico, which has a ridiculous $71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S.,” he continued in the second post. “The $20 billion dollar Wall is ‘peanuts’ compared to what Mexico makes from the U.S. NAFTA is a bad joke!”
Trump promised throughout his 2016 presidential campaign that he would build a wall at the U.S.' southern border and that Mexico would fund it. But at a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, White House chief of staff John Kelly said some of Trump’s campaign promises on immigration issues had been “not fully informed,” according to a statement from Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). --->
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who the hell knows what Trump wants. McConnell doesn't. Schumer doesn't. Trump doesn't even know what he wants, and he changes his mind every hour.

This is what you get when you elect a narcissistic ignoramus.

Interesting that Kelly sees himself as the one man holding off disaster.