Trump to Mexican president: The wall "is the least important thing we are talking about"

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Trump to Mexican president: The wall "is the least important thing we are talking about"

The entire transcript of Donald Trump's call to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto is fascinating, but the part about "the wall" will surely cause a stir among Trump supporters:

The only thing I will ask you though is on the wall, you and I both have a political problem. My people stand up and say, “Mexico will pay for the wall” and your people probably say something in a similar but slightly different language. But the fact is we are both in a little bit of a political bind because I have to have Mexico pay for the wall – I have to. I have been talking about it for a two year period, and the reason I say they are going to pay for the wall is because Mexico has made a fortune out of the stupidity of U.S. trade representatives. They are beating us at trade and they are beating us at the border, and they are killing us with drugs. Now I know you are not involved with that, but regardless of who is making all the money, billions and billions and billions – some people say more – is being made on drug trafficking that is coming through Mexico. Some people say that the business of drug trafficking is bigger than the business of taking our factory jobs. So what I would like to recommend is – if we are going to have continued dialogue – we will work out the wall. They are going to say, “who is going to pay for the wall, Mr. President?” to both of us, and we should both say, “we will work it out.” It will work out in the formula somehow. As opposed to you saying, “we will not pay” and me saying, “we will not pay.

Because you and I are both at a point now where we are both saying we are not to pay for the wall. From a political standpoint, that is what we will say. We cannot say that anymore because if you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I cannot live with that. I am willing to say that we will work it out, but that means it will come out in the wash and that is okay. But you cannot say anymore that the United States is going to pay for the wall. I am just going to say that we are working it out. Believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important talk about. But in terms of dollars – or pesos – it is the least important thing. I know how to build very inexpensively, so it will be much lower than these numbers I am being presented with, and it will be a better wall and it will look nice. And it will do the job.

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Another interesting quote

Another interesting quote from Trump is:

I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.

Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire.

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I guess Gerald is the only

I guess Gerald is the only one interested in the wall.

That's why he has to respond to his own posts. Like anyone else gives a hoot.

lol.

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Fair Share: you are

Fair Share: you are partially right.

In the primary, Trump trounced everyone because most of the drug addled voted in the D primary. And they gave HRC a squeaker of a win in the general.

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Trump supporters are used to

Trump supporters are used to his lies and frankly, don't care that he lies to their face, they are so desperate for a voice.

The sad part is, they're right. Who else is going to speak up for them? Certainly not the establishment GOP.

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BTW I love how transparent

BTW I love how transparent this administration is! We get to see the inner workings of an administration. Gotta love how everyone loves Trump so much they are willing to share private transcripts with the public.

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"I won New Hampshire because

"I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den".

We need to protect ourselves.
We need to build a wall, and make New Hampshire pay…

Gerald Weinand
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Oh Melvin, you tough-acting

Oh Melvin, you tough-acting one that hides behind an alias, calling other people names. How very brave you are.

So very brave.

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Personally I'd like to seee

Personally I'd like to see the AG take the Wash Compost to court and force them to reveal the source because of the national security issue.

Jasper
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Hey, dipshit, the information

Hey, dipshit, the information isn't classified, so they wouldn't be prosecuted simply because you'd like to see it.

Al Amoling
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Cry me a river smegma.

Cry me a river smegma. You don't know shit from Shinola.

Roger S
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Did anyone really think the

Did anyone really think the wall talk was anything but boob bait for Bubbas?

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OK, Fair Share: In this

OK, Fair Share: In this thread alone, you need to issue formal complaints and nom-de-plume police arrest warrants for Roger S, Jasper, Northarrow, anonymous-coward, and Tom C.

I think it's time you go after pmconusa as well, along with taxfoe, toolsmith, watcher, Mike G, Mainelion, Swaybar, Ugenetoo, Spider, Calvin, and Mutt.

I don't know how many of them are minorities too, but so what, you're an equal opportunity Alinskyite when it comes to ridicule.

And ridiculousness.

At the very least, you should find out whether their population segment is over or under-represented here on AMG.

Or "just right."

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OK, Fair Share: In this

OK, Fair Share: In this thread alone, you need to issue formal complaints and nom-de-plume police arrest warrants for Roger S, Jasper, Northarrow, anonymous-coward, and Tom C.

I think it's time you go after pmconusa as well, along with taxfoe, toolsmith, watcher, Mike G, Mainelion, Swaybar, Ugenetoo, Spider, Calvin, and Mutt.

I don't know how many of them are minorities too, but so what, you're an equal opportunity Alinskyite when it comes to ridicule.

And ridiculousness.

At the very least, you should find out whether their population segment is over or under-represented here on AMG.

Or "just right."

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Gerald who?

Gerald who?

Melvin Udall
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Gerald "Fair Share," a name

Gerald "Fair Share," a name he "earned."

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Trump is now suffering the

Trump is now suffering the consequences of what happens when you open your mouth without thinking. The only way Trump could get the "Mexicans" to pay for the wall is by placing tariffs on goods they export to this country which would be immediately passed on to the American consumer in the form of higher prices, just like corporations pass on the cost of their taxes to the ultimately consumer. There is much truth in the saying "you only get what you pay for".

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Trump is now suffering the

Trump is now suffering the consequences of what happens when you open your mouth without thinking.

I'd say that he's been suffering for some time now:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

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The pot calling the kettle

The pot calling the kettle black.

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