If You Know What Trump Means By ‘Redemption Money’ Paying for his Wall, You’re the Only One

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Donald Trump was in New Hampshire Monday and when he wasn’t leading a “Lock Her Up!” chant against Nancy Pelosi, he was talking about his vanity project wall on the Mexican border. Trump assured one and all present that “redemption money” was going to finance the construction of his dream project. CNN:

“You do know who’s paying for the wall, don’t you? Redemption. From illegal aliens that are coming in,” he said. “The redemption money is paying for the wall.”
Facts FirstExperts on immigration policy told CNN they had no idea what the term “redemption money” means. Trump is paying for the wall with a combination of US taxpayer money Congress has allocated to the project and funding he is diverting from the military.
“I don’t know what the President means by redemptions. I have never heard the word used in this context before,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell University. “In any event, the President is wrong. Money appropriated by Congress and money diverted from the Department of Defense is paying for construction of the wall, not immigrants.”
Four Migration Policy Institute researchers focused on the United States have also never “heard of the use of the term ‘redemption’ in the immigration context,” said Michelle Mittelstadt, the think tank’s communications director.
It’s been opined that maybe this is one of Trump’s classic malapropisms and he’s talking about “remittances” which is money that immigrants send back to people in their countries of origin. Back in 2016 Trump had threatened to “impound all remittance money from illegal wages” until Mexico paid for the wall. So maybe that’s his plan. But as we speak, money has been redirected from the military budget and that’s that.
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6 Comments on "If You Know What Trump Means By ‘Redemption Money’ Paying for his Wall, You’re the Only One"

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

Who can figure out what he’s babbling about half the time anyway. Let’s grab a hamburder and oranges and go back to Kansas

Le Borgne
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Le Borgne

Oranges? Oh yeah! That’s Trump for “origins” (not that he knows what origins means.

Allan
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Allan

Any contractor involved in building that wall would surely be leaving tax paying $ in brown paper bag$ lying around the top floor of tRump Plaza.

J.M
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Out of control demons. All!

Philippa
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Philippa

The destruction of Indigenous sacred sites and the ecological damage done just to put up a wall is appalling!

John Johnson
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John Johnson

HE IS JUST AN ASSHOLE!