Trump Mocks Alternative Border Security Like Drones as ‘Lots of Fun’ but Ineffective — He Wants a Wall

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President Donald Trump won’t settle for an alternative type of border security. He wants a wall.

The president has been engaged in a battle to secure wall funding since he first promised it during the launch of his presidential campaign.

His calls for a wall were amplified after a caravan of thousands of Central Americans made their way toward the United States.

As the caravan neared, President Trump deployed troops to the border to assist law enforcement and completely shut down portions of the border to prevent migrants from entering the country to try and claim asylum — despite many of them not qualifying as asylum seekers.

The president claimed on Twitter on Sunday that this expensive operation to stop the caravan could have been avoided had a border wall been built already:

In his most recent fight with Democrats over border security, President Trump refused to sign an appropriations bill unless it had additional funds for building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Because he and Democratic leadership did not reach an agreement by Friday night, the U.S. government entered a partial shutdown.

Although President Trump canceled his trip to Florida for Christmas, most of the Senate went home and will not return to D.C. until an agreement has been made between Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y), Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Trump.

Although President Trump conceded building a concrete wall, he still remains adamant that a physical barrier of steel slats is built along the border:

As part of these negotiations, there have been proposals to increase alternative forms of border security without building a wall. This would include deploying high tech means of searching cars and advanced surveillance using drones.

President Trump took to Twitter to double down on his demand for an “old-fashioned wall” instead of a “fun” high tech alternative, claiming that a wall is the only effective way to stop criminals and drugs from entering the country:

During his heated exchange with Schumer and Pelosi prior to the shutdown, Trump noted that the wall used by Israel is incredibly effective, which has been verified by Politifact. However, the Department of Homeland Security published a report by the U.S. Senate claiming border patrol leadership would prefer an increase in technology to a wall.

Either way, the president must get 60 votes in the Senate to pass any funding, so he must get the Democrats on board with the wall — a move that doesn’t seem likely. According to Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, the shutdown could continue into the New Year and the new Congress.

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William Conley
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So these people think they deserve to enter my country illegally because it’s rough where they are from? Heres an idea they can’t seem to grasp fix your own damn country’s problems instead of running away from them like the founders did. They tried to come here to be free and were still persucuted and taxed unjustly. They fought against the largest empire in the world and against all odds won their freedom. Stop making your problem my country’s problem and follow our laws it’s that simple.

TOM
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Well said.

Barbara Foster
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And anyone who has a brain agrees with the President.

TOM
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Demoncraps have no brain. The Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz had more of a brain than demoncraps, at least he knew that he had no brain.

Screwtape
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Trump is being ignorant. Tech MUST be part of border security. Mine fields. ARMED UAVs. Seismographs. Monitoring communications on both sides of the border.

While I kid about sharks w/ frickin’ lasers and lab-bred Chupacabras (If only), tech MUST be part of the border security plan. Even if it means scanning each vehicle and person that crosses a point-of-entry. q.v. the TSA

banstan
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I’m positive tech will be PART of the plan, Screw. Has to be.

Charles
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Tech without a wall is meaningless. We already have the tech, but need the wall. All the tech in the world won’t stop the coming hoard.

TOM
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About 4,000 miles of concertina wire and bullets will stop the “coming hoard” as well or better than a wall.

William Conley
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He’s already stated he would also want detectors along the walls he wants a physical barrier on top of those things which he’s right. We need a wall so they can’t just find a gap or walk right on in anywhere. I say we start charging these people with crimes when they are caught trying to illegally enter and bar them from ever gaining citizenship ever period that’ll start teaching these parasites. When I have waited two years so far to bring my wife here and these people think they are special.

Screwtape
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I agree. Anyone caught should be “tagged”, if not with chips, then a traceable biometric record. No citizenship, resident alien status, or BENEFITS ever. Even if they have an “anchor baby” in the family.

TOM
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Tagging with chips, just like with pets. Oh, PETA is going to get mad about that 🙂

deb
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gofundmethewall is for all Patriotic American citizens to get involved & become a part of History. Join numbersusa.org, citizens against government waste & judicial watch. Do something instead of just posting on blogs.

Audrey Eisenstadt
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Ask a stupid president what to do, he will hire his company, make money and screw america. This has nothing to do with security, just profit. He wants his companies to build wall, like everything he does, he does for money not security or america.

Rosstaman
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Misinformed reactionary, like so many liberals.

TOM
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Thumbs up.

Screwtape
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So profit is a bad thing? Let me guess your investment strategies. Do you have an interest-bearing instruments or bank accounts? Then shame on you.

banstan
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Name ONE of Trump’s companies that’s even being considered for building the wall? Go ahead, audrey, name ONE. One time only, back up your mindless BS.

William Conley
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You do know not one company he’s even remotely involved with has had anything to do with the border wall right? I mean did you just repeat some shit you heard somewhere without doing so much as a Google search to confirm it? Do you think it wouldn’t be constant national news if he was involved with the wall in the manner you stated?

Cherl
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Of course, they went home. Their dedication to the position they were elected to hold is underwhelming. Had to check that this is IJR Red. Didn’t see evidence of President Trump mocking drones. His observation was spot on. Writer Dibble might want to check her CNN take before hitting the keyboard.

Oscar Williams
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He’s RIGHT, AGAIN! And Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee from The Sandbox, has a “Go Fund Me” page going for US to contribute to The Wall. Please do this! So far, his page has garnered over $1.5 million, and is growing. This will be a HUGE BOOST to President Trump, and will get the attention of RINOS and DemonRats (whether they will change remains to be seen). Brian’s page has no administrative fees. There is a spot for a “tip” I guess for the Facebook use. Lets show Congress!

Audrey Eisenstadt
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Great, thought Mexico was paying for it, but you want to, go for it. Stupid plan, build a wall, build a ladder. You sound as dumb as trump.

Rosstaman
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Gosh, if we only had Audrey’s level of intelligence, all the country’s problems would be solved instantly.

Charles
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Audrey, I bet you think harsh language will protect our border. Every President since/including Clinton has called for a wall. Most of it has been built by former Presidents. You might want to get a little education before speaking.

Audrey Eisenstadt
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Right again? This jerk president has never been right, from destroying climate, alliances and hopes of dreamers. Only his family, Melania gets chain migration, everyone else screw you. He is the worst president, stole babies, separated families and will be a war crimes nominee shortly do to his stupid policies. Even his generals, the most straight forward americans are leaving in drones. Shame on you Oscar, dont you see the destruction being done?

Rosstaman
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How did they fit those generals in the drones, Audrey?

banstan
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We ALL know who got a lump of coal in her stocking. Maybe it wasn’t a lump of COAL?

banstan
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audrey-” Only his family, Melania gets chain migration” Don’t you get tired of the out and out lies you are spewing here? “stole babies”-LIAR. “destroying climate”-LIAR. You have got to be the MOST MISERABLE person EVER. Are you really that lonely that you have to spend your time here spewing lies that all can see through?Get the help you need.

TOM
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I commend Brian’s service to this country and admire his spunk and patriotism. However, I have also cast my vote for the wall and paid for it through my taxes. I also can see no way that no matter how much money is donated to the wall GoFundMe that it will ever find it’s way to actually building a wall on the border. There are some things that only the federal government can do. Protecting the borders of the U.S. is something that they are mandated to do and are failing to do in Congress.

Patti Harrison
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Being from Tucson, we must have the border wall built, and soon!!! Tired of all the illegal aliens coming here and getting benefits for free!!!

Audrey Eisenstadt
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I call your BS. Immigrants come, they pay taxes, SS, medicare and get no benefits. Sorry they come thru your backyard, but they came thru NY, San Francisco and LA for years and we are the better for it. We accepted them, they added to our economy and diversity. You in tucson knew you moved on the border, so 5 billion for me is too much money for your mistake. Immigrants help our country, too bad thru your back yard. MOVE

Rosstaman
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Audrey, the five billion is for a wall, not you..

Charles
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Audrey, your ignorance is showing. If they don’t have documents, how do they pay taxes, SS, Medicare? Oh, do you mean that Democrats are making fake documents for them? So these fake documents mean they can get free healthcare, welfare, housing vouchers, food stamps, education? They rack up $Billions in costs to America. These fake documents mean they can vote? That’s where the Hillarrhoid’s extra votes came from and the reason that Democrats want them here. You are a typical Democrat liar.

deb
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