Former Mexican president: "I'm not going to pay for that f***ing wall"

Last week it was the Pope grumbling about Trump’s fondness for walls, now this guy. Quote:

Next week al-Baghdadi will declare that electing Trump would be an insult to the Islamic faith, which will wrap up the election in a nice little bow. Meanwhile, Trump responded on Twitter to Fox’s wall comment because he is, after all, America’s preeminent troll and an F-bomb by a big international name on his bread-and-butter issue requires some sort of statement. Gotta say, though: This isn’t his best work.

Fox says Mexico will refuse to pay for the wall and Trump’s reaction is to … concern-troll him over the F-bomb? Not tell him, “You’re g**damned right you’re paying for the wall so start saving your pesos”? Seems low-energy. Maybe he’s tired.

Incidentally, I had a chat on social media last night with a Trump fan who seemed legitimately surprised to learn that (a) Democrats, who currently hold 46 Senate seats, will be adding to that number this fall and (b) they only need 41 votes to block bills ordering the construction and funding of a new border wall. Gonna be a lot of surprises under a Trump administration. For everyone.

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David Strom 9:21 PM on February 02, 2023