House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has become the new face of Trumpism and lying to get the message across. His latest?
McCarthy said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had insisted she would provide “‘no money for a wall,'” but in the compromise deal “that’s not the case.”
In his interview with Squawk Box, McCarthy actually believes that Pelosi and the Democrats caved. “The Democrats have now agreed to more than 55 miles of new barrier being built.”
McCarthy either doesn’t care about the truth or doesn’t know the difference between a barrier and a concrete wall.
Not only as I wrote in the post below, President Trump wanted 215 miles and had to settle for 55 miles, but the amount was reduced to $1.4 billion from $5.7 billion. In addition, Pelosi said from the beginning there would be “zero dollars” for the wall. She kept her promise.
Trump Lies in El Paso and Loses Bigly on the Wall
You didn’t expect President Trump to be honest about the wall, did you?
Now, in order to avoid another brutal shutdown, Congressional negotiators reached an agreement to finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Barriers, NOT a wall!
Instead of $5.7 billion for President Trump’s racist 16th century wall, Congress is settling for $1.4 billion for fencing. This will allow for 55 miles of new fencing. President Trump wanted 215 miles.
In addition, funding will be provided for ports of entry, humanitarian aid and new technology.
Trump of course, is now lying by saying at his speech last night in El Paso that they are finishing the wall. Trump has said before that construction on the wall has started, another lie. Only older sections that needed repairs were being worked on.
“We can call it anything. We’ll call it barriers, we’ll call it whatever they want,” Trump said. “But now it turns out not only don’t they want to give us money for a wall, they don’t want to give us the space to detain murderers, criminals, drug dealers, human smugglers.”
The full agreement should be known today as details are being worked out.
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