Trolling is fun.
At least President Donald J. Trump makes it look fun when he lobs bombs toward the hypocrites of the political world. This past weekend, seeing as how the family is having fun in the sun at his Florida property Mar-A-Lago, the old man is sitting in the White House calling out all the naysayers on “the wall” for having said barriers of their own to keep intruders out.
On Sunday, Trump pointed out that former President Barack Obama and his wife have built a mighty wall around their Washington, D.C., home for protection, and suggested that maybe America just needs a “slightly larger version.”
“President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Obamas bought the 8,200-square-foot house for $8 million in 2017 (what, you thought they were going to go “home” to Chicago? Not a chance!).
And there are conservatives out there who really want to take away the president’s Twitter phone. Life would be far less entertaining, that’s for sure.
At issue, this week is funding for a barrier of some sort—a wall, effectively—across the southern border. President Donald Trump has ordered its construction, and Democrats are actively resisting funding the effort.
“An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media. Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides). Makes sense to me!” he wrote Monday in Twitter.
This is an issue that Trump will be loathed to relinquish.
I campaigned on Border Security, which you cannot have without a strong and powerful Wall. Our Southern Border has long been an “Open Wound,” where drugs, criminals (including human traffickers) and illegals would pour into our Country. Dems should get back here an fix now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2018
And then there is former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Trump’s tweets came the same day that the family of Obama’s former Secretary of State John Kerry demanded to install a wall around around the French property he owns, arguing that people shouldn’t have access to the public beach by his home.
“The path will impact the well-being of residents by knocking down their walls and ruining their privacy,” Brice Lalonde, Kerry’s first cousin, said in a statement to Agence France Presse. He said there were “terrorist risks” if the path is opened, “since it will be fairly easy to target members of my family who are politically active.”
Message received. Walls are effective.
We the People want one – or a barrier equivalent – on the southern border to keep out intruders.