Trump Dumps Plan To Build The Wall As Entire Republican Presidential Campaign Crumbles

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    Aug 29, 2016 11:06 PM GMT
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/29/trump-dumps-plan-build-wall-entire-republican-presidential-campaign-crumbles.html
    It turns out that Donald Trump lied about building a wall and making Mexico pay for it, as Trump is instead focusing on reviving a failed Bush policy to construct a "virtual wall" along the US Southern border.

    Trump’s campaign was based on three promises to his supporters. Trump promised to ban all Muslims, deport 11 million immigrants, and build a wall along the US Southern border. Donald Trump is in the process of breaking all three of those promises....


    To the surprise of no one outside of those who voted for Trump in the Republican primary, the border wall was a lie. In fact, Republican members of Congress have been suggesting since Trump announced his plan to “build the wall” that they didn’t support it, and would not pass the appropriations needed to construct a wall.

    Donald Trump keeps promising his supporters that he will build the wall, but he continues to leave out the details. It turns out that Trump isn’t going to build a real wall that his supporters can see with their own eyes. Instead, it sounds like Donald Trump is leaning towards changing his plan back to the failed Secure Border Initiative Network that was attempted under George W. Bush.

    Republicans trusted Trump to build them a wall, but instead, they are getting another failed policy from George W. Bush.


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    Aug 29, 2016 11:19 PM GMT
    We must never forget that Trump's candidacy was predicated on building a REAL, PHYSICAL wall. Time and again he's pointed to the Great Wall of China to support his argument that building a Mexican wall isn't impossible. Here's a very telling article on Trump's immigration vacillation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/29/could-donald-trumps-border-wall-really-just-be-a-virtual-wall-not-according-to-trump/.
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    Aug 29, 2016 11:30 PM GMT
    They great white elafart has tried to speak again!

    Yet, it's HILLARY who's on the chopping blocks!!

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    Aug 30, 2016 12:49 AM GMT
    Republicans are just anal retentive and many of these voters watch way too much 'reality TV' icon_rolleyes.gif



    Homeland Security Cancels ‘Virtual Fence’ After $1 Billion Is Spent JAN. 14, 2011
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/us/politics/15fence.html

    The Department of Homeland Security on Friday canceled a project to build a technology-based “virtual fence” across the Southwest border, saying that the effort — on which $1 billion has already been spent — was ineffective and too costly.

    Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said she had decided to end the five-year-old project, known as SBI-Net, because it “does not meet current standards for viability and cost effectiveness.” In a statement, Ms. Napolitano said border agents would instead use less expensive technology that is already part of their surveillance equipment, tailoring it to the specific terrain where they will be scouting for illegal border crossers and drug traffickers.

    Ms. Napolitano’s decision brought a long-expected close to a project carried out by the Boeing Corporation under a contract first signed in 2005 under President George W. Bush, which had been plagued by delays and cost overruns. Originally estimated to cost more than $7 billion to cover the 2,000-mile length of the border, it was the subject of more than a dozen scathing reports by the Government Accountability Office.

    In a pilot program in Arizona, it cost about $1 billion to build the system across 53 miles of the state’s border. Officials said the new approach, using mobile surveillance systems and unmanned drones already in the Border Patrol’s arsenal, would cost less than $750 million to cover the remaining 323 miles of Arizona’s border. Ms. Napolitano suspended financing for the project in March and ordered a review, which was just completed

    But officials moved slowly to cancel the project because it had been ensnared in the contentious debate over border security. Many Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of being lax on enforcement, and they have said they would not consider an overhaul of immigration laws that President Obama supports until the border is tighter.

    Anticipating criticism, homeland security officials released documents on Friday showing big increases in the Border Patrol — to 20,500 today from 10,000 in 2004 — and other border agents, and a steep decline in the number of immigrants detained at the border, indicating fewer illegal crossings. About 463,000 illegal crossers were detained last year, compared with 724,000 in 2008, according to the figures.

    Ms. Napolitano said she had concluded that the original concept of the project, to develop a single technology that could be used across the entire border, was not viable. Boeing had built a complex system of sensors, radars and cameras mounted on towers that was supposed to lead border agents to the exact location of illegal crossers. But the system functioned inconsistently in the rough terrain along much of the border.

    “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to meet our border technology needs,” Ms. Napolitano said.

    The announcement came in advance of the expiration of the Boeing contract next Tuesday, a homeland security official said.

    In a statement, Boeing noted that officials said they would continue to use equipment it had designed. “We appreciate that they recognize the value of the integrated fixed towers Boeing has built, tested and delivered so far,” the company said.

    Representative Peter T. King, the New York Republican who is the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, criticized the administration for being slow to end the program. “I continue to have very serious concerns about the Obama administration’s lack of urgency to secure the border,” he said.


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    Aug 30, 2016 2:06 AM GMT
    What a bunch of crap from a left leaning site and a mentally disturbed OP. Trump said a wall. He did not say the wall had to be built with bricks the entire length but a wall. Bricks, electronic, whatever.
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    Aug 30, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
    If one really needs to find out what Trump meant when he said he'd build a "wall," just do a very elementary on-line research. I suppose the dubious, alternate-reality Repubes on here have at least a scintilla of intelligence (well, perhaps I'm giving them too much credit) to figure that out. Remember, Repubes, you're not writing fiction; you're fact-finding.
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    Aug 30, 2016 2:51 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidIf one really needs to find out what Trump meant when he said he'd build a "wall," just do a very elementary on-line research. I suppose the dubious, alternate-reality Repubes on here have at least a scintilla of intelligence (well, perhaps I'm giving them too much credit) to figure that out. Remember, Repubes, you're not writing fiction; you're fact-finding.

    He meant something to keep the bad guys out. Is that too difficult for you?
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    To be fair, Trump does have a more reasonable plan for the Canadians where he's gonna protect our border with an impenetrable line of snowmen. Already his engineers work feverishly & for free on the preliminary designs so that the media will have plenty of opportunity to comment before election day....

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    DOMINUS saidIf one really needs to find out what Trump meant when he said he'd build a "wall," just do a very elementary on-line research. I suppose the dubious, alternate-reality Repubes on here have at least a scintilla of intelligence (well, perhaps I'm giving them too much credit) to figure that out. Remember, Repubes, you're not writing fiction; you're fact-finding.

    He meant something to keep the bad guys out. Is that too difficult for you?


    And where did you get your education? DeVry online? Community college in the boonies? It shows.

    Here's what you'd have found, intellectual you, if you had done even the most basic research about Trump's wall:

    DONALD TRUMP: I will build the greatest wall that you've ever seen. And I would never do this myself. But I hope it will be so -- actually, it will even look great. I already know what it should look like. You know, the other day, they were saying, I was watching these characters -- politicians that are running against me -- you can't get Mexico to pay for the wall! Of course you can. They can't because they never would even think of it.

    Do you know how much Mexico is making from the United States? That's peanuts, the wall. And then they say, you can't build a wall! It's too big, it doesn't work. Well, 3,000 years ago -- right? The Great Wall of China was built. We would like to have that wall. That wall, nobody gets through. That I can tell you. And that's 13,000 miles. right? And that was done between -- did it take them 500 years in all fairness. A pretty long time. They don't stop. We need tough people to negotiate with the Chinese. They don't stop. But The Great Wall of China was built.

    In Mexico, they were complaining 13,000 miles. It doesn't work. They have these walls built. They said people go over these walls with a ladder. Do you know how tall the wall is? Like this. It is not a wall. It is a little fence. People put up a ladder that they buy at home depot and they jump and that's the end of it. I'm talking about a wall. See that ceiling there? higher. Did you ever see -- okay. Did you ever see the plank for parking garages? As an example. Not a big deal.

    I'm a great builder. What do I best in life, I build. Your infrastructure is crumbling. Isn't it nice to have a builder? A real builder. So you take precast plank. It comes 30 feet long, 40 feet long, 50 feet long. You see the highways where they can span 50, 60 feet, even longer than that, right? And do you a beautiful nice precast plank with beautiful everything. Just perfect. I want it to be so beautiful because maybe someday they'll call it The Trump Wall. Maybe. So I have to make sure it's beautiful, right? I'll be very proud of that wall. If they call at this The Trump Wall, it has to be beautiful. And you put that plank up and you dig your footings. And you put that plank up -- there's no ladder going over that. If they ever go up there, they're in trouble, because here's no way to get down. Maybe a rope.

    If this is not enough for you, smart guy, here's a link to Trump's video. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/08/19/trump_on_border_maybe_theyll_call_it_the_trump_wall.html