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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:26 PM

I Never Said Id Build A Concrete Wall, Trump Tells Reporter In Testy Face-Off


‘I Never Said I’d Build A Concrete’ Wall, Trump Tells Reporter In Testy Face-Off
President says CNN journalist wouldn’t understand because she’s “not into the construction business.”
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By Mary Papenfuss

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-cnn-reporter-in-testy-wall-confrontation_us_5c301fd7e4b073352832e380

CNN reporter Kaitlin Collins hit President Donald Trump hard with some pointed questions about his border wall Friday and he dished out as good as he got.

Collins wanted to know why Trump needs American taxpayer dollars for a wall he has always said Mexico would pay for it. She also asked what happened to the concrete wall which he seems to be waffling about.

As Collins began her questions, Trump responded with irritation: “Oh here we go again.” Then he sarcastically said the questions were asked “so beautifully.”

He claimed again that supposed savings from the new North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico would pay for the wall. But the agreement has not yet been ratified by Congress, nor has the White House demonstrated that any savings could begin to cover the cost. Also, mechanics for using any savings on the wall remain a mystery.

As for the concrete wall that Trump has repeatedly pushed, that’s apparently off the table — again.

“I never said, ’I’m going to build a concrete ...,” Trump insisted (he has). A steel slat fence is the way to go because “steel is stronger than concrete,” he told Collins. That’s something she wouldn’t “understand” because “I know you’re not into the construction business.”

Trump said as recently as Monday that his ideas for a “concrete wall” had not been abandoned by his administration, which contradicted what former White House chief of staff John Kelly had said in a newspaper interview.

An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media. Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides). Makes sense to me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2018


I guess he didn't see these:





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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:39 PM

1. THe scary thing is that he's not lying

He actually believes what he’s saying at any point in time.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:45 PM

3. What's scary is hundreds of thousands of unvetted, diseased illegals streaming into the country.

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:50 PM

4. Criminals, MS-13 and terrorists

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:52 PM

5. Hundreds of thousands?

Really?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:06 AM

7. I'm sorry. I meant millions.

That have come here over the past couple of decades and will continue to if nothing is done to curb the flow.

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:28 AM

10. Enough meth and heroin to destroy all our children come across that border.

Fuck Mexico! Build the wall and charge every Mexican 2000$ for the privilege to cross it.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:40 PM

2. What difference at this point does it make?

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:55 PM

6. Its a big beautiful wall.

And of course you have to talk to the experts to get the specs down. Duh.

You honestly think a builder goes in and doesn’t adapt to the property? That’s bananas.

This is the most stupid argument ever.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:43 AM

8. If Obama had decided to build a barb wire fence on the border and later decided to ...

build a concrete wall instead, the iberal media would pointed out that Obama was a wise man. If at the last minute Obama had changed his mind to a steel slat barrier, the liberal media would have declared he was a genius at least as smart as Albert Einstein.

Since it is Trump the media bitches because he has upgraded his plans and calls him a liar.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:24 AM

9. A wall, a fence , a barrier, a structure .....what does it matter what you call it ?

It's the function that counts.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:26 AM

11. If it keeps the illegals out I'll settle for pitbulls with AIDS.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:44 AM

12. Dang, gothmog, they must not let you post that crap on DU. But you do troll it on DI. Stealth lefty.

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Response to bobsal (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:48 AM

13. I can't help but notice you are unable to conjure an original thought or debatre your own OP.

Just like the people you pretend to not be.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:54 AM

14. Mexico: Were going to make America build us a border wall"

Mexico: “We’re going to make America build us a border wall and make American taxpayers pay for it!”

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:44 AM

15. I support taxing all money

Being sent back to Mexico from people in the US at a 50% rate. That is how you make Mexico pay for the wall. You send your family in Mexico a $100 and we take $50, sound fair?

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:18 PM

16. Slats!

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