Republicans In Congress Now Admit Trump Is Full Of Sh*t About The Wall

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One of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises was that he was going to make Mexico pay for building a wall along our Southern border.

That was a lie.

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto made that very clear when he met face-to-face with Trump last Fall and refused to cooperate. Nieto even went public with his refusal on Twitter:

(TRANSLATION: At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall)

So now, dear readers, Trump is asking Congress, not Mexico to pay for it. And lying to us all by saying Mexico will pay us back later.

It didn’t take long for former Mexico President Vincente Fox Quesada to troll the Tweeter-in-Chief with a fantastic bitch-slap:

It’s not just Mexican officials who think Trump’s campaign promise is just another shitty brick in his wall of lies. The president-elect is also getting bitch-slapped by Congressional Republicans who are now grappling with ways to help Trump get the damn wall built without pissing off everyone from budget conservatives to Republican voters.

CNN interviewed a number of Republicans who basically call Trump’s big claim wishful thinking.

“I doubt that they’re going to pay for it,” said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican, referring to Mexico. “There’s a lot he could do if he wanted to (force Mexico’s hand). In all honesty, I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican, added: “I never thought that would happen. I thought it was a gimmick.”

Trump insists his claim is no gimmick and told the The New York Times Friday that Mexico will reimburse the US, using re-negotiation of NAFTA as leverage. According to Trump, if Mexico doesn’t comply, he’ll impose punitive measures on the country.

“We’re going to get reimbursed,” Trump said. “But I don’t want to wait that long. But you start, and then you get reimbursed.”

Unsure of the consequences, all No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn from Texas had to say was “Well right now, they’re pretty uncertain as to what all of this means.”

“About 6 million American jobs depend on cross-border trade with Mexico,” Cornyn told CNN.

Asked if he believed that Trump would succeed in persuading Mexico to pay for the wall, Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia said: “Not in some big, they’re going to hand us a big check kind-of-way.” But he added: “There’ll be a policy in place where we can compensate the cost they’re imposing.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the plan a “tough sell” to Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to discuss the matter more fully with his caucus. Schumer holds the power to block the measure in the Senate with his Democrat peers who are against it.

“I’m for securing the border for the American people, and we’re going to be sure we get that done,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Asked if that meant he’d support Trump’s plan to have Congress pay for it first, Jordan deadpanned: “I didn’t say that.” And he walked into an elevator.

Donald Trump estimates the wall would cost up to $12 billion to build.

Nope, that’s another shitty lie. According to a recently published MIT Technology Review, Trump’s wall could end up costing triple Trump’s claim, a whopping $38 billion. That amount, dear readers, is equal to the entire annual budget for the Department of Homeland Security.

As always, facts never stop Donald Trump and his team from spinning the truth. And so it didn’t stop Trump spinmeister Kellyanne Conway from insisting the president-elect will fulfill his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall during a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo.

Hasta la vista, Donnie!


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