One of President Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises was that he was going to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The wall will cost a reported $21.6 billion dollars, which many are criticizing as excessive, due to the fact that cuts for way less have been made to the EPA, Meals on Wheels, the NEA, and other food and care programs. Not to mention the fact that walls don't necessarily have a good track record when it comes to being, you know, effective.
Trump's stance since declaring he'd build the wall has been that Mexico will ultimately end up paying for it. Shortly after he was elected, however, it was revealed that Congress would be paying for the wall, not Mexico, something that Trump's critics have been saying for a while.
The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
In the tweet, Trump uses predictable fear-mongering tactics to try and blame Democrats for the wall not being built yet.
Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
If you ever wanted a more fitting time to use Hermann Goring's quote on how easy it is to manipulate people into doing what you want via fear, you'd be hard pressed to find one:
"...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Sallie Mae: You got your loan payment?— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) April 23, 2017
Me: Nah, but Mexico will be paying. In some form. At a later date. Eventually.
American Express: you're late on your payment— Mattzilla (@mattZillaaaa) April 23, 2017
Me: Mexico is paying for it at a later date, in some form
^^^ "The only thing we have to fear, eventually, at a later date, is fear itself... in some form" ~ FDR— JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUAL³³º¹ (@th3j35t3r) April 24, 2017
eventually, but at a later date so I can get started early, in some form, i will get in shape— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) April 23, 2017
Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Alderaan will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed Death Star.— Emperor Trumpatine (@Trumpatine) April 24, 2017
I'm going out to lunch without my wallet because eventually Mexico's going to pay me back.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) April 23, 2017