As much as we love to make fun of Trump’s insane plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, this story is not a joke.
According to reporters who accompanied Donald Trump on Air Force One to Paris this week, the president has come up with yet another zany idea for his wall, which he promised his supporters, regardless of the geological and physical impossibilities of such a project.
Following the president’s idea of incorporating solar panels in the wall, which would pay for themselves and the wall of course, he’s come up with a new design.
Now, the president is looking to build a transparent wall.
“You have to be able to see through it,” he said. “In other words, if you can’t see through that 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.”
Confused with another of Trump’s fourth-grade-level word salads? Give him a moment. He’ll explain:
“And I’ll give you 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.”
Crazy? Yes, very.
Transparency? Yes, we would all like some transparency into the president’s blatantly corrupt and probably illegal undertakings that landed him, and his family, in the White House in the first place.
Transparency is the last word one would ever use to describe the shameful mess into which the Trumps and his minions in the Republican Party have thrust this country.
One meme that hit Facebook the other day posed a good idea: Trump should just lie and say the wall is already built. His supporters will believe him and the rest of us will save billions of dollars.