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The biggest and bestest hostage taker
18 1, 1:25am
I remember someone asking in a comment on this site if Trump was actually going to build a wall, once he won the election - way back in 2016.
I said then it'll never happen - and it won't.
And it's not because of only the Democrats opposing it, like he claims and his supporters believe - it's because even his own Republican party doesn't want the damn thing.
Because it's just a huge waste of money that wouldn't work anyway.
Any wall can be climbed or tunnelled under easily enough - unless you also man it with guards along the entire stretch.
So not only would the wall itself cost billions to build, it would then cost billions more in upkeep and the personal needed to guard it - forever.
At the same time as border crossings are at an historic low and there are far less costly ways of tightening control over the border - if you still feel you need too (which you actually don't).
So it'll never happen.
Trump can't get Mexico to pay for it, he couldn't get a Republican-controlled congress to pay for it - and he sure as shit won't get this congress to pay for it either.
Like most hostage takers Trump is just a desperate idiot without a plan trying to threaten and bluff everyone else into giving him what he wants.
And like most hostage takers he won't succeed - because he's demanding way more then anyone is willing to give him.