“Build that wall,” Trump said at the Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix. “Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it. But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”
But shortly after Trump made those comments, White House officials quietly notified Congress that the $1.6 billion would not need to be in a “continuing resolution” that was meant to fund government operations from October until sometime in early December, a senior GOP congressional aide said.
Loudly: BUILD THE WALL! Quietly: You can skip the wall.
Trump’s base doesn’t read the Post, so I guess this doesn’t matter. They’ll be content with pretty pictures of prototypes for a while, I suppose. Still, I wonder how long it will take until they realize how badly they’ve been conned. Breitbart cares about the wall, doesn’t it?