When a historian goes back through the many classic things President Donald Trump tweeted throughout his candidacy and presidency, he might want to linger on this one from Monday when determining the top ten list.
Because this was a Trump in rare form indeed. In less than 140 characters, he exposed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stance on the border wall as the absolute nonsense that it is.
“If Nancy Pelosi thinks that Walls are ‘immoral,’ why isn’t she requesting that we take down all of the existing Walls between the U.S. and Mexico, even the new ones just built in San Diego at their very strong urging,” Trump tweeted. “Let millions of unchecked ‘strangers’ just flow into the U.S.”
If Democrats had any wits about them, they would excuse themselves from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s classes on how to use Twitter and take a seat at the foot of the master himself, President Donald Trump. Because this was an expert class on making your political opponent look like a hypocrite and a fool.
Pelosi will undoubtedly choose to ignore this tweet, because she has no other viable choice. The options are to either agree, and prove to the country that she really is the rabid, open-borders loon that her critics accuse her of being – and that’s a politically unstable position that would surely cost the Democrats the 2020 election, to say nothing of the shutdown victory. Or she could disagree and explain to the nation why walls across the southern border are just fine, except when they are TRUMP’S walls. Good luck finding a nuanced and politically-viable way to put that position into words.
But even without Trump’s pointed tweet, it’s clear that the walls – so to speak – are closing in on Pelosi. In the past week or so, several Democrats have come forward to disagree with her stance that it is “immoral” to build a wall across the southern border. One of those just happened to be Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House of Representatives. Another was House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who admitted Sunday that he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances.”
Then there was the bombshell last week when Obama’s own Border Patrol chief, Mark Morgan, acknowledged that a wall is exactly what the U.S. needs across the border.
“I’m here today breaking my silence to tell the American people that the president is correct in what he’s doing,” Morgan told Law & Crime. “The wall works.”
Yes, yes it does. It works so well that Pelosi herself supported building it. Only now, with Trump in the White House, has it become “immoral.”
She’s a phony, and Trump just proved in one fell swoop why she’s one of the most unpopular politicians in Washington.