Since he announced his bid for the presidency the first time around, Donald Trump has built his campaign on the basis of cruel, inhumane immigration policies and that god-forsaken wall — the very same wall that Donald swore to his followers would be paid for by Mexico. Yet, lo and behold, it’s not.
And while he’s certainly kept his promise when it comes to instituting new immigration policies — each one seemingly crueler than the last, with migrant children currently being detained in what can only be described as concentration camps at our southern border without so much as a toothbrush or soap — his followers are beginning to foam at the mouth when it comes to that grand wall that Donald promised would not only be built, but Mexico would foot the bill for.
He seems to just keep coming up with excuse after excuse as to why he can’t deliver. But as it turns out, even if Trump could weasel the funding out of someone, anyone, he’s going to be pretty damn hard pressed to find someone that will build it.
Earlier this year, Trump approached Miami real estate tycoon Jorge Perez and requested his help in building his dream wall. In an interview shortly after, Perez let everyone know just exactly how he felt about Donald’s proposal:
“The wall is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen or heard in my life. A wall for what? You think a wall is going to stop people that are hungry? Good employment in Mexico, economic growth in Mexico, equality is going to stop people from coming over the border.”
Perez, the self-made billionaire who was raised in Columbia has a past with POTUS, having built Trump towers in Florida. He explained that Trump emailed him after he won the 2016 election and requested his help in erecting his border wall. Perez stated that he declined Trump’s request and asked the president which side of the wall he would be on.
It seems that even Donald’s “old friends” don’t want to be associated with his cruelty. If he wants that wall built, he had better grab a shovel and a hard hat. Because no one else wants their name on that.
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