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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:33 PM

Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

Source: AP

By NOMAAN MERCHANT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters.

The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because Congress wouldn’t fund Trump’s demands for a border wall. Called “We Build the Wall,” the group has raised more than $25 million promoting itself as supporting the president.

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon joined the group’s board and Trump ally Kris Kobach became its general counsel. Kobach is now seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Kansas.

The company that built the private section in January, North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, has since won a $1.3 billion border wall contract from the federal government, the largest award to date.


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Reply Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jul 12 OP
Grokenstein Jul 12 #1
soothsayer Jul 12 #2
Shermann Jul 12 #3
Crowman2009 Jul 12 #4
keithbvadu2 Jul 12 #5
Champp Jul 12 #6
Mr. Ected Jul 12 #7
Bengus81 Jul 12 #8
keithbvadu2 Jul 12 #17
Dem2theMax Jul 12 #9
Javaman Jul 12 #10
flibbitygiblets Jul 12 #11
NBachers Jul 12 #12
lonely bird Jul 12 #13
LiberalLovinLug Jul 12 #14
gab13by13 Jul 12 #15
Sloumeau Jul 12 #16
rpannier Jul 12 #18
riversedge Jul 12 #19
reACTIONary Jul 12 #20
bonniebgood Jul 13 #22
Locrian Jul 13 #21

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:46 PM

1. (rolls on floor with braying laughter)

Everyone gets the knife in the back from Donny eventually.
How does it feel, fools?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:53 PM

2. Here's a funnier thing yet

Snip (from a WaPo link I just posted on another wall thread):

The private contractors who are receiving this money to build the structure comprise a range of large conglomerates and smaller companies. Most have tried to maintain a low profile, but the CEO of one firm, North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, has pursued an aggressive campaign to promote his company through lobbying efforts and appearances on Fox News.

Trump personally urged military officials to hire Fisher, and the company recently won a $400 million contract. Several lawmakers raised concerns about the bidding process, and the contract is now under review by the Pentagon’s inspector general.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:10 PM

3. Trump hasn't weathered any better over the same time period nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:15 PM

4. I love to laugh when Donnie Dump fucks over his friends/supporters.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. Built by Trump supporters by a company he personally recommends.

Built by Trump supporters by a company he personally recommends.

Yes! Give them more taxpayer money.

if you have to guess.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:26 PM

6. The Republican golfer-in-chief PISSES on everyone

he is the ultimate Republican

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:03 PM

7. Why is it that both friend and foe work so hard to make Trump "look bad"?

Might it be that no help is necessary?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:11 PM

8. So how much did that guy that raked in $25M actually spend?

He'll probably just pocket the remainder and live larger than Brad. Man...those Trumpanzies are one bunch of ignorant fucks.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:55 PM

17. This is not Brian's first rodeo on the internet.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142227864

This is not Brian's first rodeo on the internet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/founder-viral-fundraiser-trump-s-border-wall-has-fake-news-n950636

Brian Kolfage told NBC News he didn’t want to mention his previous projects because he “didn’t want it to be a distraction.”
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He got a nice boat/yacht out of it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212092994
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Some articles about his fundraising activities

https://www.google.com/search?q=kolfage&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:22 PM

9. And they will still vote for him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:23 PM

10. In other nes

Hitler is angry at generals who carried out his orders

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:41 PM

11. Under the bus ya go, racist Trump supporters!

In the words of the great Jimi Hendrix:

Tire tracks all across your back
I can see you've had your fun
Darlin' can't you see my signal's turned from green to red
With you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:48 PM

12. Once they were done siphoning off the money into their own pockets, there wasn't enough left over

to build an actually functional fence.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:09 PM

13. Donnie, Donnie, Donnie

Your very existence makes you look bad.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:39 PM

14. lol. I hope it spurns a paranoid infighting about who is the betrayer.

If Heir Trump says it was only built to make him look bad then that is what happened.

So WHO WAS IT in their group that was the provocateur? The secret Demo-rat? Libtard? That sabotaged it maybe by knowingly ordering sub standard work or materials? A fly on the wall please



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:48 PM

15. You know what upsets me?

How everyone is programmed to call a fence a wall. It's a fucking fence.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:46 PM

16. Sooner or later, Trump is gonna knife ya...

Sung to the tune "Sooner Or Later" by The Grass Roots:

Sooner or later, Trump is gonna knife ya
Sooner or later, Trump will use his shiv
Sooner or later, Trump is gonna spite ya
Sooner or later, Trump's head is gonna spin

It's just a matter of time
before he makes up his mind
To lash out from all his crying
It's just a question of when
I've told you time and again
You'll get all the stabs he's been denying

Sooner or later...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:59 PM

18. Typical

Trump will throw anybody and everybody overboard

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:38 PM

19. what a complete spoiled brat trumpy is!!

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:08 AM

22. Trump awarded $1.7Billion contract in Taxpayer money, Gee how much PPE would this

kind of money buy for cover-19 medical staff?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:20 AM

21. a significant amount of people in the US are in a death cult...

They'll spend million, billions on stupid shit like this.

Money to help starving people - nope.
Money for disasters - nahhh
Money to help with climate change - get the fu*k out of here
Money to fixt health care - no way communist!

Money for War, guns, walls, prisons. - SURE!

death cults. They dont care about life. They to damages, scared, stupid to know what it means
They're in a death cult


not sure what bothers me more: the mentally damaged that are so hate filled and damaged, or the "businesses" that are more than happy to build laughable crap like this and laugh all the way to the bank.

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