Immigration

Trump’s Border Troops Are Painters Now

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

While many active duty service members deployed to our southern border with Mexico by Trump have served as glorified grounds keepers, others have been asked to paint according to an email from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) obtained by members of Congress.

CBS News reports that service members have been asked to improve the "aesthetic appearance" of barrier fencing by painting it.

According to the email, the text of which was provided to CBS News by a congressional aide, an unspecified number of service members were set to paint barriers in the California border town of Calexico. The task, according to the email, would last approximately 30 days.

"While the primary purpose is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the wall, there may also be an operational benefit based on our experience with painted barrier in Nogales, Arizona," the email read.

Thousands of service members are spending time away from their families for this shit.

  • swift_4
  • Badgerite

    trump treats the military like staff at one of his hotels. It is beyond disgusting.

  • Draxiar

    If it was me down there I’d be saying to myself, “I’m glad it’s not combat but I didn’t sign up for this.”

  • 1933john

    The military has a long history of “Shit Details”.

  • muselet

    Good use of trained service members there, Trump administration.

    And the Rs won’t say boo about it. Respect the troops, my foot.

    –alopecia