Remember ALL the noise and attention Donald Trump got peddling his ‘I’m gonna build a wall against Mexico’ got?
Congress has shown NO interest in spending a Trillion Dollars on such a foolhardy idea….
Mexico certainly isn’t gonna pay for anything….
Quietly Trump has told reporters on Air Force One’s trip to France yesterday that he REALLY doesn’t see the need for 2,000 miles of wall…..
Seems that SOMEONE has shown the guy that he ain’t gonna get the money, so stop fronting the idea and there actually isn’t a need for all that wall…..(Trump now wants a few hundred miles of wall and mixup of the current rundown sections?)
Even the Republicans lawmakers on the American side of the border aren’t happy about the idea…
Conservatives in Washington aren’t gonna let Trump forget his push for this…another retreat from his campaign promises….
President Trump, who made the building of a wall along the border with Mexico a central promise of his campaign, significantly scaled back the pledge Thursday.
“You don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers,” Trump said to reporters on Air Force One during his flight to Paris.
“You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing. So you don’t need that.”
“You’ll need anywhere from 700 to 900 miles,” he said.
About 600 miles of the southern border already are protected by walls, fences or other barriers. It was not clear from Trump’s remarks if the figure he cited referred to new border protections or included those already in existence, but he appeared to suggest that fixing current border fences would count against the total he had in mind.
“You know, we’ve already started the wall because we’re fixing large portions of wall right now,” he said. “We’re taking wall that was good but it’s in very bad shape, and we’re making it new.”
Conservative groups that had supported Trump’s tough stance on immigration during the campaign expressed concern that the president was changing course….
Do NOT be surprised if Trump’s comments get changed around a bit if the other media outlets besides the LA Times report this on their front pages…
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