During his run for the White House, there was one topic Donald Trump talked about more than any other: Building a wall on the border with Mexico and making the Mexican government pay for it.
Once he became president, however, Trump admitted that Mexico was never going to pay a dime for his promised wall, so he’d just have the American people foot the bill.
But now, six months into his term, it would appear that Trump isn’t the least bit interested in building a wall. A transcript of a call he had with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto even has Trump telling Peña Nieto that a wall “the least important thing we are talking about.”
Confronted with that information during an appearance on CNN, Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL) told two CNN hosts:
“I don’t think anyone during the campaign seriously thought that Mexico was going to pay for that wall. We all believe that the wall is a metaphor for border security.”
Donald Trump doesn’t even know what a freaking metaphor is, so how in the hell could he have been using one?
Rooney was reminded by host John Berman that Trump brought up the wall at ever rally. To that, Rooney replied:
“These campaigns are full of all kinds of comments, promises, commitments, expressions, vitriolic diatribe. And once the campaign is over, it’s time to move on to governing.”
WTF?! Donald Trump knows less about governing than he does about building walls and making someone else pay for them.
Next, Rooney tried to claim that what a politician says during a campaign is often not implemented once in office. He was reminded by co-host Poppy Harlow:
“Hold on, Congressman. He said it after the campaign. I mean, he said it in the White House.”
That’s when Rooney fell back on this bogus excuse:
“I don’t think anyone really thought that the Mexicans were going to pay for the wall. President Trump was not a professional politician.”
Not a professional politician? He’s a professional con man and pathological liar, and lots of people did indeed believe Mexico would pay for the wall.
As usual, nothing is ever Trump’s fault, and all of these Republican apologists for his endless lies need to be removed from office when the day arrives and Trump is impeached and indicted.
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