Trump Says "The Wall is Coming" Cites Progress With Pelosi on Steel Wall

Trump says "The Wall is Coming", a beautiful steel wall citing progress with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Beautiful Steel Wall

Beautiful Steel Wall Take Two

Obama on the Wall

Biden on Trump's wall claim: 'Come on'

CNN's Randi Kaye caught up with former Vice President Joe Biden and asked him what he thought of President Donald Trump's claim that previous presidents also wanted to build a border wall. Biden said "Come on".

It's a Strike, Not a Shutdown

The Wall Street Journal reports that President Donald Trump told lawmakers he did not like the word "shutdown" and instead preferred the word "strike."

Meanwhile, I cannot find anyone other than Trump suggesting there is a deal with Pelosi on a beautiful steel wall.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Sechel
Sechel

yesterday it was concrete today it's steel. yesterday we were pulling out of syria but today we're staying. trump has no idea what he's doing and we have no idea who is in charge. administration policy is shambolic to say the least

if trump wants a wall , he needs to negotiate for it. so far he hasn't. its very clear the opening bid needs to be daca for the wall. that was a deal he had and one that he not the democrats walked from. seems obvious that's how you get the wall done. also seems obvious he pulled the offer after he realized he lacked the political capital to make this offer

gregggg
gregggg

Is this the point that tariffs on Chinese steel gets dropped?

2banana
2banana

Trump should just amend obama's DACA executive order to include building the wall.

After all, if obama can just ignore existing federal laws and make up his own laws (and spend billions while doing it), then so can any following presidents.

ML1
ML1

Trump should call a "national emergency" and build a wall on the WHOLE US-Mexico border and have Army build the wall from the Army/DoD budget who Trump gave 700+ billion dollars in the early 2018 Omnibus.

Here is Democrat Adam Smith who now is the Chair of the Armed Services Committee in the House telling that Trump can call a "national emergency" to build a wall and then have DoD/Army build the wall from their budget:

The funny thing is that the Democrat says that previous presidents have used the "national emergency" clause to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq...

Democrat Adam Smith is also claiming that since building wall on parts of the border has NOT helped the situation that this means that a wall on the whole border would not help the situation. Democrat Adam Smith wants to hire more government employees (more government bloat costing much more than the wall) to catch illegals (who would be then catch-and-released to USA) thereby continuing the current broken immigration policy and abused asylum policy.

Everybody who has a working brain should realize that illegal immigrants will cross the border in places where there is NO wall or where there is just a rickety fence or a low barrier one can sit on top of so the ONLY working solution is to build a high wall or high metal barrier with pikes or barbwire on the WHOLE US-Mexico border and then use the current number of government employees to monitor the border wall and stop people from coming over with sensors and sending Border Patrol to meet any illegals trying to cross over and keep them on the Mexican side.

ML1
ML1

Mish, you have some kind of comment filter that traps many comments. You should disable it.

Minderbinder
Minderbinder

The wall will be built. The choice for democrats is to fund it now or preserve the issue for 2020. The incentive to fund it now is that the president will do a DACA deal that takes out the risk of a DACA litigation result. (If the government loses, the president has a phone and pen as big as Obama's to rewrite DACA out of existence; if the government wins, DACA in its present form is to toast and the 'crats must restart from square one.) Pelosi and Schumer only risk fracturing their party.... They're like putty in Trump's hands.

AWC
AWC

Long shovels, ladders and counterfeit B-2 visas.

gregggg
gregggg

"The Wall is Coming"? Are you sure he didn't say, "The war is coming" (Iran)?

ML1
ML1

Just a note that the land to build a wall is ALREADY ready and controlled by Federal government in the US-Mexico border in California, New Mexico and Arizona since President Roosevelt made the Roosevelt Reservation in 1907 that specifies that 60 feet on the border is reserved for Federal government in California, New Mexico and Arizona.

60 feet is plenty of space to build the wall.

The only issue with land is in Texas where government needs to use eminent domain on privately owned lands to take enough land to build a border wall. There is lots of government owned land and Texas state owned land also in Texas so this can be used to build a wall immediately.

Building a wall on the US-Mexico border in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Federal government and Texas state owned land in Texas can be completed in the next 12 months.

This would cause all the illegal immigrant crossings shifting to privately owned lands in Texas so most of them would take the eminent domain money quickly without lawsuits to get security instead of looking at groups of migrants crossing their land daily.

When using eminent domain it is clear that the wall should be built on the border and minimize the land taken (60 feet should be the max, I think 20-30 feet would be enough in most places) and the Bush era and Obama era mistakes of building a wall that traps some Americans and some American lands on the other side of parts of wall must be avoided.

AWC
AWC

Lets say, for whatever reason, the 2000 mile wall gets built. $5B? Doubtful, but say it gets done. Many gates will need to be constructed so as not to interrupt the flow of commerce with one of our largest trading partners. As it stands presently, the Senate and Administration balance the House of Representatives, politically, ie;gridlock. Now, what if, just possibly, in two years, or even later down the road, both the Legislative and Executive branches fall into the hands of the Democrat Party? Who controls all those gates and "revolving doors?" Will they just be thrown open, for votes, or whatever? Wouldn't such an event make $5B worth of rusting wall redundant?

DFWRealEstate
DFWRealEstate

The entire debate has become a comical charade, playing to the worst fears of Americans using false narratives and ridiculous claims. A wall will do little if anything other than blow a bigger hole in the budget deficit and keep some construction crews busy. The dirty (but not so well-kept) secret is that America's economy thrives on immigration. Yes, much of that immigration is illegal. If you want to curb illegal immigration there are plenty of alternative measures outside of a ridiculous wall (concrete or steel) that would be better long-term solutions. You could start by penalizing the companies and contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Speaking of which, I wonder how many members of Congress vetted their nanny? Apparently all of these people clamoring for a wall are not fond of new homes, home construction, eating, child care, medical care etc.

Zardoz
Zardoz

A steel wall will be easily breached and sold off for scrap with oxy/acetylene torches. This boondoggle just keeps getting dumber.

St. Funogas
St. Funogas

This wall is the best divide-and-conquer strategy the Elites have come up with in years.

Ron Cataldi
Ron Cataldi

Trump made his Douchehenge the central issue for the 2018 election, and got wrecked. Now he's trying hostage-taking to get something he couldn't get when he controlled both chambers. And when he had an offer of $25 billion from Democrats earlier in 2018, he turned it down because even HE doesn't want the wall. The only people who want a wall are the dredges of his supporters, who even now are too dumb to recognize that they are getting used and played.

lol
lol

wall provides thousands of jobs for construction workers,welders,masons,electricians ,economic boom

themonosynaptic
themonosynaptic

We can solve the problem of illegal immigration in a matter of weeks, and instead of it costing the U.S. taxpayers billions, we can make a profit from it.

  1. Pass a new law making every illegal immigrant employed by an organization carry a $100,000 fine per employee. Add a mandatory 12 month sentencing for the owners/top executive for each breach.

  2. Tell ICE that in three months time they have to focus all their resources investigating use of illegal workers.

First high level CEO perp walk is the start of the exodus.