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Donald Trump may have claimed that “I have never had so much support, as I have in the last week, over my stance for border security, for border control and for, frankly, the wall or the barrier,” but let’s put it this way: There’s a reason Trump himself keeps coming out to make the argument for his wall. That reason is that other people aren’t rushing out to defend him on the air.

A “former senior administration official” told Politico that “He’s sitting there going, ‘Why the f*#k isn’t there anybody saying good stuff about me? Why is there nobody on TV that’s defending me?” Simple answers to stupid questions: Because you and your shutdown are super unpopular, and even most anti-immigrant fanatics aren’t all that excited about a wall.

The White House pushback on the idea that Trump is frustrated by the lack of support was singularly unconvincing. “We’re doing our very best to communicate with our surrogates and get the message out. The White House and the president always enjoy looking at the screen and seeing our surrogates and our friends on camera,” an unnamed official told Politico. “We’re doing our very best” does not mean “We’re doing well,” and “The president always enjoy[s] looking at the screen and seeing our surrogates” does not mean “The president is currently looking at the screen and seeing a lot of surrogates.”

So, lacking enough surrogates to argue and bluster and bully for his wall, Trump is making the case himself. Which means he now has two things to be unhappy about: the lack of surrogates tongue-bathing him on television, and the fact that he’s having to do some work.

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  1. He can’t get it through his dumbass head. He does not have a messaging problem. I don’t care how many times he hollers Crisis Crisis Crisis, I live in a border state and there’s no crisis. He’s got a policy problem. He said Mexico would pay for the wall. Now he wants Americans to pay. We don’t want to pay. Most of us don’t even want a wall & he thinks if he can convince us that we’re in danger & the sky is falling that’ll change our minds. Messaging won’t matter with such a bad policy & holding workers hostage just pisses people off even more. This is a man that couldn’t even handle a phone call from a child on Christmas Eve without being a complete dickhead. He doesn’t have a clue what it’s like to have a real job & live on a budget with no massive inheritance as a safety net. I can only hope that his cult followers are really suffering.

  2. Brick by brick, lie by lie, FatBoy45’s deception, half-truths and outright LIES are being exposed, disproven & ultimately USED AGAINST HIM . . .thus EXPOSING his NAKED, stinking carcass that will soon be 1. removed from office; 2. arrested, charged & indicted (1st in NY, then elsewhere); 3. placed in FEDERAL CUSTODY . . .in the meantime, as in WI under ‘Scooter’ Walker, we in the middle class are left to PICK UP PIECES and PAY for CARNAGE left by these two SOCIO-PATHS . . . .


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