While Donald Trump and his family members are in special counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs, he’s panicking, and possibly not going to see his main campaign promise of building a wall ever come to fruition after Democrats take the House. This is a really bad time for Trump. The proposed Southern border wall could cost nearly $70 billion to build and $150 million a year to maintain. An internal report by the Department of Homeland Security stated that Trump’s wall could cost about $21.6 billion, and that does not include maintenance.
And as a shock to no one anywhere, Mexico is not paying for the wall.
“We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall,” Trump rage-tweeted. “Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! We will close the entire Southern Border if necessary. Also, STOP THE DRUGS!”
We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall. Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! We will close the entire Southern Border if necessary. Also, STOP THE DRUGS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
We’re not sure where Trump is getting that cost-saving figure from and Twitter users are confused about that, too.
1: The wall is a colossal waste of money. 2: The Dems will NEVER give you a single vote for it. 3: You said Mexico blah blah blah. 4: Illegals are over half our farm workers, you can’t get rid of them and you don’t want to. 5: They send drugs because we do drugs. 6: Resign
— Germicidal Warfare (@GermicidalWarf1) December 3, 2018
You told everyone that Mexico was paying for your wall.
Also, STOP THE DRUGS!
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) December 3, 2018
Stop your begging.
Go ask Mexico.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 3, 2018
We could save millions by you not being president….
— Gary Bailey (@sadaka2008) December 3, 2018
It’s too early in the morning for this.
— Queen of Zamunda 👑 (@Garyville_Girl) December 3, 2018
I’m extremely confused, you said Mexico was gonna pay for the wall. No US money to pay for the wall. Did something change? Were you lying? Does anyone else remember Donald saying Mexico was aging for the wall? I feel it was a big part of his campaign
— FMedina (@FrankMedina1972) December 3, 2018
Yeah cause this will stop the drugs. pic.twitter.com/B1qq83Q6c4
— David Centeno (@DavidCe99720302) December 3, 2018
The drug epidemic is a huge issue right now, but a wall won’t fix that even though he’s tried using fear tactics before.
“As horrible as it sounds,” Trump said in 2017, “when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over.”
There is no evidence to back up Trump’s bizarre claim.
According to a report, the majority of illegal drugs enter the U.S. in a variety of vehicles, with drugs hidden in secret compartments in door panels or the roof, gas tanks, tires, and even in engines.
Also, Big Pharma needs to be reined in over the opioid epidemic.
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