President Donald Trump plans to put the military to work building his “Great Wall” If Dem leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don’t agree to fund it, POTUS tweeted this morning.
Trump also insisted that competition to replace John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff is as stiff as an edition of The Apprentice, with “over ten” people “vying for and wanting” the job.
This after Veep Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff (and Javanka pick) Nick Ayers left Trump “at the altar” and “with no Plan B,” when POTUS already had tweeted Kelly was toast, as WaPo reported.
“Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position,” Trump tweeted. “Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!”
In the latest chaotic White House staffing scramble, a last-ditch shortlist includes Trump-clan vetted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. trade rep Robert Lighthizer, and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, as well as OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, The New York Times reported, as well as long-shot Chris Christie, who, as a federal prosecutor, famously sent Ivanka hubby Jared Kushner’s dad to the hoosegow. So that’s one No vote on Christie.
Trump’s morning Twitter activity focused heavily on his “Great Wall” which he initially promised Mexico would pay for and now wants taxpayer dollars to finance.
“Despite the large Caravans that WERE forming and heading to our Country, people have not been able to get through our newly built Walls, makeshift Walls & Fences, or Border Patrol Officers & Military,” Trump crowed. “They are now staying in Mexico or going back to their original countries…Ice, Border Patrol and our Military have done a FANTASTIC job of securing our Southern Border. A Great Wall would be, however, a far easier & less expensive solution. We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new.”
Dems, Trump insissted, “do NOT want Border Security” and their plans to “Open Borders” would bring “large scale crime and disease.”
Pivoting madly, Trump tweeted, “I look forward to my meeting with Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi,” adding that if “Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!”
Trump also promised “some important announcements!” on trade talks with China.