The Great Wall of Trump Is Dead, RIP

And just like that, the Wall vanished into thin air.Of course, the Great Wall of Trump existed solely in the mind of the man who conned millions into believing in it in order to make him president. Among the hundreds of promises he made, "the big, beautiful wall" was his masterpiece. Now, it is gone with only the whimper of a president begging the military to pay for it now.But there is absolutely zero chance of that. The Congress appropriates the funds under the Constitution and the Defense Department, under its own regulation, cannot simply spend them on something else without getting Congress to approve — all over again. The Wall was as metaphorical as it was imaginary, and now that it is dead, it is revealing a garden of campaign pledges so bountifully promised, dead.The Wall was born on June 16, 2015 to much fanfare: "I will build a great wall ― and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me ― and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." Indeed, millions did.  Continue reading...

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