It would be interesting to see what would happen if Trump had to choose between Don Jr. taking the fall or Jared Kushner. My money is on Trump sacrificing his own son for Kushner.
So the way I see it there’s roughly 20%-25% of the population who are like die hard trump fans. Nothing will change their minds.
However there’s a lot more people who kinda reluctantly voted for him and some of them just might. That’s where this might matter. Whether it will or not is anyone’s guess but there’s a non 0 amount of hope.
"Since the campaign, a popular, behind-his-back nickname for Trump Jr. within among these advisers has been “Fredo,” referring to Fredo Corleone, the insecure and weak failure of a son in The Godfather series who ends up causing major damage to the family. Over the past week, one senior White House official and a former top Trump campaign aide both independently and bluntly described the president’s son as an “idiot” — one who played a role in the campaign and Trump’s political rise simply because he “shares the same DNA,” the official noted.”
“One of the things with the wall is, you need transparency,” Trump said. “You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through the wall — so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall.”
Trump then offered reporters “an example.”
“As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you in the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over,” Trump said. “As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.”
This isn’t The Onion or SNL. This is Trump. This is reality. WTF?
Worse still is probably 1 in 4 people are hearing that and nodding, “wow he really thinks ahead” they think to themselves. Couldn’t be happier.
Who the fuck is even lugging sixty pounds of drugs around in a sack? Does he also think they wear stripey clothes and domino masks while creeping around on their toes like an old cartoon?
For that matter, who is walking on the US side of the wall, right up against it for miles and miles?
He probably thinks that people will make the pilgrimage to see his great wall, and walk all along it, like they do with the great wall of china. I mean, obviously, who wouldn’t want to see such a glorious monument to the success of the Trump presidency?
I want to know who has the arm strength to launch a 60lb sack like a trebuchet.
So, Trump wants to build a wall and cover it with magic invisible paint?
the emperor’s new wall.
Can we just all pretend that the invisible wall is there, and divert the funds to education, social programs, student loans, veteran services, elder services, disability services, impoverished communities, healthcare access, green energy, modern business development, etc.?
The CBC has a great piece on American Fascism
For real. Do you think Trump is really going to go down to Texas to see this wall?
Remember the episode of Arrested Development? Just have a few guys record themselves driving around a silo and talking about it like it’s the wall. Maybe bring Trump to the outside wall of a big prison building for photo ops and just tell him it’s the border.
The White House has not held an on air press briefing since June 29. Why does it feel as if no one seems to be pushing back or holding them accountable for their lack of transparency and strange media games?
Because even if the media did question it it would not really have an effect, to be honest. The Trump administration gives no shits about norms, customs or transparency. As long as it is legal or concealable they don’t care. It’s how Trump has run his businesses for forty years. The answer to any questions about why they are doing this would be “Because fuck you that’s why.” And it is classic authoritarianism; look at Russia and China. Blackouts, runarounds, mind games, shit talking non-sanctioned media, its all there.