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Builders violating Biden order to stop wall

President Joe Biden on day one terminated the so-called “national emergency” his predecessor declared as an excuse to build his border wall, ordering a halt to construction “as...

Wow. This is sobering. Lincoln Project’s New Piece Trump’s “Wall” — Of Bodies

This is one to ponder. The Lincoln Project does this silently. Silent as the proverbial grave, with the wind whistling in the distance. I’m not going to spoil it for you. This is somber.

Trump wants to waste another $300 million after border fencing breached with $100 saws

Donald Trump’s administration is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on “quality assurance” after U.S. officials said that smugglers had used commercially available power...

for Trump’s still unbuilt wall, he went to Jared

The flailing Trump presidency continues on its inept trajectory. Jared will be blamed when the wall is not built. President Trump has put his son-in-law, Jared Kushner,...

Smugglers are now cutting through Trump’s ‘Wall’ with measly $100 saws

Trump’s border “wall” was never conceived as a real-life, effective “barrier,” but intended more as a symbol—as a tangible, real metaphor of the hatreds,...

‘We were horrified’: White House Halloween party had ‘Build the Wall’ indoctrination ‘game’ for kids

In a shocking but not surprising move, Donald Trump’s administration turned one of its signature symbols of bigotry into a hands-on parlor game for young...

Trump’s base of support isn’t nearly as solid as the conventional wisdom suggests

Remember when the conventional wisdom in Washington was that if Democrats impeached Donald Trump it would portend electoral disaster for them in 2020? But...

Brace Yourself: New Book Exposes Trump’s Ruthless, Insane, Lawlessness on Border

On those occasions when you imagined what meetings within Trump’s White House must entail, and all the disjointed hell, the panic, the cringe-worthy insanity, all of it, whatever awfulness you conjured up? You fell short. Or, at least I did. Honestly, there is nothing that could have prepared me to read the latest New York Times article, excerpting portions of a new book, “Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration,” by  Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis. Zoomers, we engage in just the right amount of hyperbole around here, and sometimes we laugh because the alternative is to cry or scream in rage. But right now I want to say something with clinical clarity, and understate it. Our president, is mentally ill. Not only is he mentally ill, he is exhibiting symptoms that ought to be apparent to the steward in the room serving coffee. Our president is so mentally ill, that the head of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, having just accompanied Trump while Trump spoke to a room full of agents, having just heard Trump tell the agents to turn away every asylum seeker at the border, all of them, McAleenan – a patriot – made clear that the agents could not do what the president just ordered. After the president left the room, Mr. McAleenan told the agents to ignore the president. You absolutely do not have the authority to stop processing migrants altogether, he warned. That is chilling, because it was the exact right thing to do, and it was the right thing to do precisely because the nation doesn’t have a sane leader right now. Let us be perfectly clear on this, no one knows who is actually in charge. We only know that the man who thinks he is in charge is not mentally competent to execute the duties of the office. As is a recurring theme, the people within the White House not only ignore the law, but openly hate the idea of being under laws: Mr. Miller, meanwhile, saw an opportunity. It was his view that the president needed to completely overhaul the Homeland Security Department and get rid of senior officials who he believed were thwarting efforts to block immigrants. Although many were the president’s handpicked aides, Mr. Miller told him they had become part of the problem by constantly citing legal hurdles. “Constantly citing legal hurdles” translates as “people who repeatedly note that something cannot be done because it is illegal.” Miller and Trump don’t seek to change the law, they wonder why they can’t do what they want without regard to the “law.” When you merge reckless hatred for the idea of “laws” with abject insanity, you get meetings in which our “leader” advocates the unthinkable. Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him. No more of my smug […]

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