September 23, 2017
A Doctor Strangelove Moment
“Believe me, folks,” he said. “The wall is happening.”
Trump said that there’s already a wall along the border and that the administration is renovating it over the next six to seven months to be “pristine, perfect, just as good as new, although we may go a little bit higher than that, but that’s okay.” And Trump said that he’s collecting samples for building a new wall that’s “see through.”
“If you can’t have vision through it, you don’t know who’s on the other side,” Trump said, later explaining that building is what he does best, though he’s also pretty good at this politics thing.
Without a see-through wall, a criminal in “wonderful, wonderful” Mexico could use a catapult to throw “a hundred pounds of drugs” over the wall.
“And it lands, and it hits somebody in the head — you don’t even know they’re there,” Trump said. “Believe it or not, this is the kind of stuff that happens. So you need to have a great wall, but it has to be see-through.”
Trump praised Twitter, slammed the media, questioned pricey consultants from the “Harvard school of something,” pointed to a campaign hat in the crowd, declared that “Luther is your man” and disclosed that he and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) recently gossiped about which members of Congress are the “smart ones” and which are “the less-smart ones.”