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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 11:11 PM

Incoming Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Disagrees with Himself on the Border Wall

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is now claiming that a border wall with Mexico would be effective, a reversal of his stance a mere three years ago, when he criticized Trump’s wall idea as “childish.”

CNN’s KFile unearthed audio of the 2015 interview with a local South Carolina radio station in which Mulvaney calls Trump’s approach to immigration “simplistic” and the idea to build the wall “absurd and almost childish.” He also said that a wall would not effectively prevent undocumented immigrants from crossing the border.

“The fence doesn’t solve the problem. Is it necessary to have one, sure? Would it help? Sure. But to just say build the darn fence and have that be the end of an immigration discussion is absurd and almost childish for someone running for president to take that simplistic of [a] view,” Mulvaney told Patti Mercer of WRHI radio in South Carolina.

He added: “And by the way, the bottom line is the fence doesn’t stop anybody who really wants to get across. You go under, you go around, you go through it. And that’s what the ranchers tell us, is that they don’t need a fence. What they need is more manpower, and more technology, and more willingness to enforce the law as it exists today. There are parts of our border that are secure and parts of our border that are not. A lot of that comes down to whether or not we are just willing to enforce the law as it exists. So it’s easy to tell people what they want to hear, ‘build the darn fence, vote for me.'”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/mulvaney-border-wall-772321/

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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 11:18 PM

1. They're all a bunch of opportunists and hypocrites.

Anything to get/keep the position and you can bet they'll regret the association very soon.

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