I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. I discuss it at length during the evening podcast for TAMs.
What he’s referring to is a levee wall. It’s what we already have and is regularly breached. This is not the wall the president promised and has discussed. It certainly is not part of any plan submitted by so many with proposals for the wall design.
They’re doing this in reaction to the very negative reaction to omnibus spending bill, and obviously feel they need to say there’s wall funding. There isn’t, but there is border security money which could be used on a fence/levee thing that we already have. Hence, they say there’s wall funding. That’s more than just a tad disingenuous.
I’m bringing this up not to depress you, but to get you important information that we will likely have to respond to. The president must know that building more of what we already have is unacceptable and not at all what was promised. President Trump is surrounded by swamp and we want him to succeed, but to do so will require, more often than not, our chiming in.
At this point, we should wait to see if they clarify Director Mulvaney’s comments. Here’s the video and more background.
Below is Spicer’s tweet making a similar argument. “These.” Note he doesn’t call them a wall. Because they’re not. Also take a look at the thread attached to the tweet. Hilarious and frustrating at the same time.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) May 2, 2017
"I don't know where this is being built," OMB Dir Mulvaney says, pointing to photo he says is US border wall today. pic.twitter.com/3mUnmAuhLZ
— Alexis Simendinger (@ASimendinger) May 2, 2017