Friday, January 6, 2017

We're Taking An IOU?

I thought Mexico was going to pay for it.

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that U.S. money spent will be for the "sake of speed."

His tweet came as congressional Republicans and his top aides consider a plan to ask Congress to ensure money is available in U.S. coffers for the wall without passing any new legislation. Instead, they would rely on existing law that already authorizes fencing and other technology along the southern border.

First, I wouldn't trust an IOU from the Mexicans anymore than I would from Trump. Second, fencing is not a wall. I know the difference between a wall and a fence. I've yet to see a chain link wall. 

Trump said in a tweet early Friday: "The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" Mexico's president and other senior officials have repeatedly insisted that Mexico won't pay for a wall.

That makes it sound like we're not even getting the IOU.

Trump transition spokesman Sean Spicer said putting U.S. money up-front "doesn't mean he's broken his promise." In an interview Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Spicer said: "I think he's going to continue to talk to them (the Mexican government) about that." 

I believe I've heard that it's to be a metaphorical wall. Maybe that's it. 

Trump often promised the wall would be built of hardened concrete, rebar and steel as tall as his venues' ceilings, and would feature a "big, beautiful door" to allow legal immigrants to enter.

My metaphors usually don't include rebar. And here's a couple of contractors that Trump paid. Metaphorically speaking.

One firm, Joseph J. Magnolia, Inc., is a private, family-owned plumbing firm with offices in Washington and suburban Maryland that claims it is out $2.98 million. 


Another smaller firm, A&D Construction of Sterling, Va., said in a lien it filed Nov. 9 that it was owed $79,700 for wall base and crown molding work performed between June 24 and Oct. 5 2016, three weeks before the day Trump held a grand opening celebration.

Cash in advance only from this guy, fellas.

Courtesy of Trumpgrets:


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