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Sat May 5, 2018, 08:19 PM

Trump floats 'closing up the country for a while' over border security

Unhinged.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/05/politics/donald-trump-border-wall-close-country-remark/index.html


Trump floats 'closing up the country for a while' over border security
By Elizabeth Landers, CNN
Updated 6:44 PM ET, Sat May 5, 2018


(CNN)President Donald Trump seemed to float a new idea about border control during at a tax reform roundtable in Ohio.

The President was in the midst of criticizing Democrats during a riff about border security when he slipped in the idea that people might "have to think about closing up the country."


"They don't want the wall, but we're going to get the wall, even if we have to think about closing up the country for a while," Trump said. "We're going to get the wall. We have no choice. We have absolutely no choice. And we're going to get tremendous security in our country."


Trump then mentioned the notion a second time, saying, "And we may have to close up our country to get this straight, because we either have a country or we don't. And you can't allow people to pour into our country the way they're doing."

It was not immediately clear what Trump meant by the remarks. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.

Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington said Saturday in an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera that Trump "is absolutely out of his mind to think that is any kind of a reasonable solution for our economy or compassionate or in line with our values."

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Reply Trump floats 'closing up the country for a while' over border security (Original post)
babylonsister May 2018 OP
Cha May 2018 #1
babylonsister May 2018 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2018 #3
Girard442 May 2018 #4
Initech May 2018 #23
rickford66 May 2018 #5
Kirk Lover May 2018 #6
Docreed2003 May 2018 #7
Freethinker65 May 2018 #8
Wellstone ruled May 2018 #9
nature-lover May 2018 #10
jmowreader May 2018 #14
nature-lover May 2018 #17
jmowreader May 2018 #22
dweller May 2018 #11
Hekate May 2018 #12
eShirl May 2018 #13
jmowreader May 2018 #15
smirkymonkey May 2018 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2018 #18
Hortensis May 2018 #19
treestar May 2018 #20
Mc Mike May 2018 #21
Initech May 2018 #24

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:22 PM

1. Right Now.. This is what is best for America

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:23 PM

2. AMEN! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. How exactly would you go about closing up the country?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:33 PM

4. You start by pounding corks into the asses of Trump and Pence.

It's no less nonsensical than anything else you might try -- and won't hurt anyone undeserving.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:21 PM

23. Put a dome over us like they did with Wakanda?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:34 PM

5. How is this punishing Mexico ?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:36 PM

6. What a GREAT IDEA !! And right before the midterms. Splendid. nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:53 PM

7. Ugh...the mere idea of a wall is fucking horseshit

There is no dire need for a wall, you shitbag. None, zero, ziltch!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:53 PM

8. Closing borders, military parades of weaponry, clamping down on media,

paying to dig up dirt on the opposition party, inciting division among the nation's citizens, ...

So much winning. MAGA

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:20 PM

9. Frank Luntz has said,

 

the Border is one of his Focus Groups favorite wedge issues. That and Abortion. So these will be the GOP talking points for the Mid Terms,count on it.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wellstone ruled.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:45 PM

10. He just can't let it go. Any ideas on how to get this stupid wall idea out of his head?

Is there anything way to "negotiate" him out of this and on to something else that might actually help this country?

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #10)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:06 AM

14. There's only one thing I can think of

Add the following language to any wall bill:

"Public Law 115-97 is repealed in its entirety upon enactment of this legislation." P.L. 115-97 is the Trump Tax Cut bill.

"No public or private funds may be used to conduct any Department of Defense parade outside a military base in the National Capitol Region."

"Any lease on the GSA property located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, is terminated upon enactment of this legislation. The current tenant of this property will have 60 days from the enactment of this legislation to vacate the premises. A full audit of the current tenant's business activities will be conducted."

"The president shall pay all travel and security expenses related to non-working vacation time spent outside the National Capitol Region. 'Working vacations' shall require the president to spend at least 51 percent of the time between 7 am and 7 pm occupied in business essential to the nation."

"The president shall retain all social media postings made during his or her term of service as official records. They shall be printed with a laser printer in black toner on paper of quality equal to or greater than National Stock Number 7530-01-364-9488*, one posting per sheet, bound into three-ring binders in chronological order, and shall be presented to the National Archivist for secure storage by the last business day of the month in which the posting was made."

* NSN 7530-01-364-9488 is just 20-pound white bond paper.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:02 AM

17. Love it!

Also, what we have assumed to be proper "presidential behavior" now has to be law. We never expected the violations of white house standard operation procedure. It can't happen again.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #17)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:16 PM

22. I forgot one

“No member of the President’s family except his or current spouse may represent or work for the United States in any capacity.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:37 AM

11. I'm all for it

just wait til the Tangeranus is abroad ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:48 AM

12. That is truly chilling

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:45 AM

13. Trump wants "tremendous security in our country."

he's been talking to Bannon again, btw

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:08 AM

15. The quickest way to have "tremendous security in our country"...

...is to throw Vladimir Putin's agent in the most secure dungeon we have, and leave him there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:19 AM

16. Give it up asshole and resign already.

Nobody wants their tax dollars to go toward your stupid, ridiculous, ineffective wall.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:04 AM

18. When does the government shutdown start?

Assuming he gets his wish ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:16 AM

19. Great. Can we get him to double down on

"closing up the country" before November 6?

Btw, if you can still afford crab now, maybe indulge. Maryland's seafood industry lost 40% of its workforce from the visa lottery, including many dependable regulars who've been coming to work here seasonally for decades.

Prom's over, school's out. Let's see how many new grads think filling in the empty places on the lines is an appropriate future for them. We know Trump and many of the conservative extremists in congress do. For them, need for unskilled labor means no need for higher education

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:17 AM

20. What does that mean?

What country has ever been "closed up?" Even North Korean has visitors.

Our country has always had people coming to it. It wouldn't be our country otherwise.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:04 PM

21. So that's MAGA.

He made all those casinos in Atlantic City great again, then.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:22 PM

24. Shut the fuck up Donny!!!

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