Along with so many other over the top comments, ideas, and demands, Donald now is demanding that Americans pay for the Mexican wall of he will shut down the government.
Is this what America wanted when they voted for the 45th President, Donald Trump?
In a remarkable Arizona speech on Tuesday night, Donald Trump demanded that Americans will pay for the wall, or he will shut down the government if he does not somehow secure the funds with the assistance of Congress. Donald, in trying to secure the needed funds went on an 80-minute tirade in Arizona from discussing Charlottesville, VA to the Wall between Mexico and the US. While being in Arizona, so busy licking his wounds, he forgot to wish a healthy recovery to the Senator from AZ, John McCain.
The American citizen cannot fathom if Donald was more upset about the insane comments he made about Charlottesville and stating that some white supremacist were good people, the continued embarrassment of people resigning, The small fan base at the rally, or the actual wall.
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Mr Trump said. “We’re going to have our wall. The American people voted for immigration control. We’re going to get that wall.”
Donald Trump is asking to just begin construction an initial cost of $1.6 Billion. A lot of poor Americans, Veterans, and the elderly could benefit from that $1.6 Billion. He accused the
“truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media” of “trying to take away our history and heritage” because, he said, they “don’t like our country”.
From this speech and the ongoing comments and flip-flops by Donald Trump caused James Clapper, the former US director of national intelligence and retired lieutenant general, openly questioned Trump’s fitness to be president. Yes, Mr. Clapper described Mr. Trump’s address at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night as “downright scary and disturbing” and said that the president may be “looking for a way out”. This is truly the thought process that many Americans have as well now many politicians are now holding as truth.
He went further and continued:
“I question his fitness to be in this office and I also wonder if he is looking for a way out,” Mr Clapper, who has served both Republican and Democratic administrations, said. He added that Mr Trump could be a threat to national security. “I worry about access to the nuclear codes if he decided to do something, in a fit of pique, to tackle Kim Jong-un… It’s pretty damn scary,” he said on CNN, the news network that had come under particular attack from the president during his speech.
The construction of the wall was going to cost as much as $70 billion, “amounting to a total cost to every American man, woman, and child of over $200.” and so far Donald has the great luck of securing $20 million of that. This again is a lot of money that could go for the Elderly, the Poor and for our Veterans.
When one asks what happened to Mexico paying for the wall, it is like all the other promises, just empty rhetoric without the ability to fulfill promises. Donald Trump has been able to alienate too many Americans to make it feasible to gather the funds from Mexico. And Mexico has had some very colorful responses.
Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, have been pretty outspoken about their stance on the issue. “I’m not going to pay for that f*cking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox told Fusion, now Splinter News. Along similar lines, Calderón told CNBC: “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And they need to know that. And it’s going to be completely useless.”
A tax on remittances by people sending funds to Mexico won’t pay for the wall, and this is currently in committee after being introduced by Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers who introduced the “Border Wall Funding Act of 2017.” An idea floated by Trump was putting solar panels along the wall will not pay for it. The American worker and tax payer won’t pay for the wall according to Republican Senator John McCain said: “Taxpayers are paying a lot of money right now. One of the biggest problems we have is the enforcement of existing law.” Back in March, Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore proposed “No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act,” which makes it illegal to use any federal tax payers funds to pay for it. This President has backed himself into a square peg with a round hole.
America does not need walls, but smarter trade deals, more intellectually astute leaders, and a plan to bring the American worker back to feeling positive about their own future.
To this Point, America is Stating with Authority NO to any Mexico wall.
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