NYT Reports Trump Privately Told Aides He Wanted To Have Immigrants Shot In The Legs To Deter Border Crossings


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We’ve known damn good and well since his very first campaign days that Donald Trump has a cruel approach to immigration reform — provided that it’s only affecting brown immigrants.

He seems to be totally fine with his white wife being less than legal, but if you happen to be Middle Eastern and try to board a plane, or Hispanic and attempt to legally seek asylum in this country, you can expect to be detained in an airport for the foreseeable future or have your children ripped from your arms and hauled away to some jail cell.

As if the above wasn’t a cruel and inhumane enough, The New York Times has now reported that Donald actually had some even more drastic — and downright bizarre — ideas when it came to the border between the US and Mexico.


“The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day,” the NYT report read.

In fact, Donald actually wanted an estimate on the cost of building a damn moat.

“Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh,” the newspaper report continued. “After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.”

Take a minute and read that again.

And we’re still not yet out of the woods regarding Trump’s threats to shut down the border.

“Today, as Mr. Trump is surrounded by advisers less willing to stand up to him, his threat to seal off the country from a flood of immigrants remains active,” the Times pointed out in their report.

They went on to note that the meeting was chock full of Trump’s top advisers.

“Among those in the room were Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary at the time; Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state; Kevin K. McAleenan, the Customs and Border Protection chief at the time; and Stephen Miller, the White House aide who, more than anyone, had orchestrated Mr. Trump’s immigration agenda. Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff was also there, along with Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and other senior staff,” the report read.

“You are making me look like an idiot!” NYT reported Donald shouting at the room full of his advisers. However, the did note that Trump’s original quote contained a profanity.

Could someone please remind him that he is, in fact, not four years old, he is not playing a rowdy game of aliens versus predators, and that he’s actually fucking with real, whole countries full of real, living, breathing human beings.

I get that he’s batshit crazy. But this is a whole new level of sadistic insanity.

You can read the full report here.

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