HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Trump Thought It Would On...

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:19 AM

Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Pay for the Wall


Hint: It was never going to happen in the first place.

Scott Bixby
01.11.19 5:13 AM ET

Nearly three weeks into a federal shutdown that has stalled immigration courts, driven unpaid TSA workers to walk off the job, cancelled long-planned border inspections, and left America’s national parks overflowing with poop, President Donald Trump has so far refused to back down from his position that the government’s doors must remain closed until Congress appropriates funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But in the face of a breakdown of government services threatening America’s economy, security, and even food supply, a long-promised initial Trump plan for the border—to force Mexico, over the course of three days, to cut a $10 billion check made out to the U.S. Treasury—has been missing from the debate.

That proposal, titled “COMPELLING MEXICO TO PAY FOR THE WALL,” was the stuff of MAGA fan fiction. Rolled out in a two-page memo in April 2016, the plan, now deleted from the Trump campaign website but retrieved through web archives, was a surprisingly detailed strategy—by Trump campaign standards—for forcing Mexico to cut an 11-figure check to the United States.

The scheme entailed a three-day diplomatic high-wire act touching on creative interpretations of national security legislation, international finance, and the finer art of ransom, all meant to take place during Trump’s first three days in office.

more
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-thought-it-would-only-take-three-days-to-get-mexico-to-pay-for-the-wall?ref=home

6 replies, 721 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Pay for the Wall (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 11 OP
BootinUp Jan 11 #1
malaise Jan 11 #3
shanny Jan 11 #2
marble falls Jan 11 #4
Freethinker65 Jan 11 #5
3_Limes Jan 11 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:21 AM

1. Lunacy. Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BootinUp (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:36 AM

3. From a raving lunatic

What a shock!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:24 AM

2. the delusional deal maker

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:56 AM

4. He really thought he could pull this off. What a lox.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:01 AM

5. And it will take 15 minutes for the project to be shovel ready

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

6. This looks an awful lot like "Mexico will write us a check".


Doesn't it?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread