Few would argue that Donald Trump is anything but a neophyte when it comes to international relations. Time after time in his interactions with foreign leaders, Trump has displayed a remarkable degree of arrogance, naiveté, and ignorance. See, for example, his insulting behavior toward Angela Merkel, his blundering approach to North Korea, and his hostile first interactions … [Read more...] about The Entire World is Laughing at Trump’s ‘Small Stick’ Admin.
Having failed to convince Mexico to pay for an insulting $22 billion border wall, and having scraped together barely 1/1000th of the funds necessary to build the wall from existing funding sources, the Trump White House has apparently resigned itself to paying for the wall the old fashioned way: by having its Republican friends in Congress dump the expense on American … [Read more...] about Democrats To McConnell: We Won’t Pay for Trump’s Dumb Wall
Donald Trump’s struggles to fund his “signature” wall have been well documented. First, as just about everyone predicted, Mexico stated in no uncertain terms that it would not pay for the wall. Rebuffed by Mexico, Trump then looked to available funds at the department of homeland security…where he found funds accounting for approximately 1/1000th of the cost of the total … [Read more...] about Trump Eyes Cuts to FEMA, Airport Security and the Coast Guard To Fund His Wall.
As anyone not living under a rock knows, one of Donald Trump's most popular (and preposterous) promises during his presidential campaign was that, as president, Trump would build a wall on along the Mexican border, and have Mexico pay for it(!). Now that he has won the White House, Trump is learning what all serious people have known all along - his wall is a big, dumb, and … [Read more...] about Report: Only $20 Million Available for Trump’s $22 Billion Wall (Hey, Only $21,980,000,000.00 To Go!)
It was one of Donald Trump's most famous campaign promises: "we are going to build a wall, and Mexico is going to pay for it!" Any serious person knew that this promise was likely a ridiculous fantasy. Now, the fantasy is exposed: American taxpayers, not Mexico will be paying for Trump's wall. After Trump reiterated his claim that Mexico would pay for the wall on national … [Read more...] about Shocker: Mexico Not Going to Pay for Trump’s Wall; American Taxpayers to Foot $15 Billion Bill