Trump: Walls Work Because Wheels Work And They Use Wheels On Expensive Cars
While Donald Trump visited the border in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday, he made some jaw-dropping claims, like, for example, that he never said that Mexico would directly pay for his ego-wall. Sure, we remember on the campaign trail when Trump would ask his supporters, “Who is going to pay for it?” and his supporters chanted, “Mexico indirectly!”
OK, so none of that is true. Trump has said that Mexico will directly pay for the wall, and it’s even on his campaign website, noting that Mexico will make a “one-time payment of $5-10 billion.”
And there are tons of videos documenting his promise.
Trump Today Said He “never said” Mexico would pay for the wall directly During the campaign
Trump in 2016: “Who’s going to pay for the wall?!”
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) January 10, 2019
That’s not even the weirdest part of his claims today. Trump tried to explain that using a wall, which critics have said is medieval, would be effective because of the ancient invention of the wheel and noted that wheels are effective and still commonly used in modern times. Wheels, however, were invented long after walls.
Warning: The following will suck IQ points out of your head:
“They say a wall is medieval. Well, a wheel is older than a wall,” Trump said, though the earliest known border wall is actually thousands of years older than the wheel. “And I looked, and every single car out there, even the really expensive ones that the Secret Service uses — and believe me they are expensive — I said, ‘Do they all have wheels?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Oh. I thought it was medieval.’”
He continued: “The wheel is older than the wall. You know that? There are some things that work. A wheel works and a wall works.”
It’s really odd that the president of the United States looked at every single car that he could to see if they had wheels. To my knowledge, cars do not drive on skis, only wheels.
The shutdown was caused by a dispute over $5.7 billion that Trump had demanded to fund his vanity wall.
In 2004, though, Trump gave a speech, telling students at Wagner College in Staten Island that walls are penetrable.
“I’ll tell you, to me, the second-most important thing after love what you do is never, ever give up,” Trump told the students. “Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”
Yeeahhh, he said that.