The Wall started as an applause line at Trump’s campaign rallies, and has morphed into one of the dumbest policy debates in the history of American politics. [Christopher Hooks] https://www.texasobserver.org/trumps-border-wall-is-a-vortex-of-stupidity-that-trump-and-the-gop-cant-escape/
Texas landowners on Mexican border are vowing to fight the federal government should it invoke eminent domain to seize their property to build Trump’s wall. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/texans-fight-to-stop-government-from-seizing-land-for-border-wall/
Conservatives are betraying their own principles by defending the border wall. It’s a multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that addresses an imaginary crisis. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/9/18175451/sanders-border-wall-conservative-gop-trump-argument
“President Trump delivered a forceful and fact-challenged televised plea to the nation Tuesday night for his long-promised border wall, declaring “a growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the southern border…. ” [Philip Rucker and Felicia Sonmez] https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-declares-a-growing-humanitarian-crisis-at-the-border-in-demand-for-wall-funding-to-end-shutdown/2019/01/08/bdd2767e-1368-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?utm_term=.49497dd15a4f
Trump is a lying piece of garbage. Immigrants commit fewer crimes than other residents. That’s true of both legal and illegal immigrants.
Also, in a sane universe, the response to a “growing humanitarian crisis” is sending food, shelter, and medical aid. If you’re a piece of garbage like Trump, you want to build a wall so people can suffer elsewhere, and so you and your criminal cronies can make profit from the contracting fees.
A normal person sees a suffering child and wants to mitigate that suffering. Trump sees a suffering child, takes that child from their parents, and puts the child in a cage. Because they’re profit in being a cage contractor.
We’ve gone from build a wall and Mexico will pay for it, to build a fence and the American taxpayers will get stuck with the bill. https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2019/01/06/president-trump-commits-to-less-obtrusive-steel-border-fence/