President Trump on Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for the construction of a border wall between the U.S and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a government shutdown if congressional Republicans don’t include funding as they tackle a spending bill due Sept. 30.
But, as many have noted, the American people are already paying for it through their taxes, and all of the schemes to force Mexico to pay for it just haven’t solidified.
Meanwhile, polls show the border wall isn’t that popular – a Rasmussen poll showed that only 37% support it. That sounds suspiciously similar to the stalwart base that is sticking with Trump. Of course, we all know polls are meaningless and useless, so forget that.
A lot of questions remain – will Americans still support the wall when the government starts seizing acres of land from people through eminent domain to fulfill it? Is the cost really worth it? Will it be efficient and effective or is it just a vanity project for the Donald?