Trump Isn’t Even Asking for the Border Wall Now

Written by SK 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.