Let’s not forget The Wall.
This was where the Donald Trump campaign all began: A wall, an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” along the nearly 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Not a metaphorical wall. A real physical wall intended to keep outsiders, out.
He has repeated this in rally after rally, one end of the country to the other. If he doesn’t get to it quickly enough, the audience calls out “the wall!” and Trump usually obliges. It’s one of his greatest hits.
Besides serving as a general symbol of so much wrong about so much of what Trump has said, the wall as a talking point is also this: profoundly false.
It is not practical. It would cost tens of billions of dollars (which, contrary to what Trump says, never would come from Mexico) from United States taxpayers. It would take years to build, and if built would immediately become the target of vandalism and general destruction. It need be, people would tunnel under rather than jump over. Either way, it would not stop them.
Just as significant, it would be terrible symbolism: No longer a country welcoming newcomers with the Statue of Liberty, now we’re walled off.
It sounded ridiculous then, it sounds ridiculous now. And still at the rallies they call, “The wall, the wall . . .” – rsShare on Facebook