Immigration

Trump Isn’t Even Asking for the Border Wall Now

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

You might think funding for Trump's fantasy border wall is something that would be included in his grotesque, inhumane budget proposal for fiscal 2018, but his request may not include enough money to cover even a single county.

The $1.6 billion for border wall construction and replacement would let the Border Patrol decide the best locations. The request would cover 32 miles of border wall construction, 28 miles of levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley, and 14 miles of a new border wall system to replace fencing south of San Diego, according to Department of Homeland Security documents.

White House budget director and Edgar-suit wearing lizard, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters they're still "dead serious" about the wall but, you know what, I'm becoming very skeptical.

I thought the Mexicans were going to fund it,” Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican said when asked about the budget request. “We need border security. I’m not sure we need to spend billions for a physical wall.”

In all seriousness, Trump and Mulvaney may think they can pull a fast one and begin construction by requesting a meager amount of funding that no one will notice, but if that's the case they're sorely mistaken.

We noticed.

  • Nefercat

    Wasn’t there something about the Edgar-suit wearing critter that made him upset when someone squashed bugs (similar to his species)? If so, he is way up higher on the civilization scale than Mulvaney, as the critter in the Edgar suit at least cared for/looked out for his own species which is way more than slithery human-hater Mulvaney does.

  • Scopedog

    “I thought the Mexicans were going to fund it,” Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican said…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad32e3e9fc45bffb34a6dfe893b88de2a9b7ba7f2b62bec411653c519cfe0e9b.gif

    Really, Rep. Upton? You actually believed that? Just how fucking stupid are you, sir?

  • muselet

    Okay, we can add “unimaginably stupid” to “gratuitously cruel” in describing the Trump budget fever dream.

    $1.6 billion for 74 miles seems kind of steep to me, considering Donald Trump was gassing about spending under $20 billion for his entire ridiculous wall. Somebody stands to make a fortune on the deal, and it’s not going to be American taxpayers.

    –alopecia

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