President Donald Trump has been using the supposed threat of migrant “caravans” to push Congress to fund his border wall — but on Friday, even a Fox News reporter got him to admit that the wall would do nothing to stop them.
During a press gathering in the Oval Office, reporter John Roberts informed the president that his proposed wall would not actually prevent migrants from crossing into the United States given that it would be physically impossible for such a barrier to be built directly on the border, given that the actual U.S.-Mexico border is in the middle of the Rio Grande.
“There are all these tens of thousands of Central American migrants who just want to touch foot on U.S. soil and wait for the border patrol to pick them up,” Roberts said. “How does building the new wall solve that?”
“You are right,” the president admitted. “Touch the land, all of the sudden it’s a catch-and-release deal. They go into the country, and in some cases, if they are criminals, they are released into our country. It’s a ridiculous thing.”
Despite Trump’s claims, it is not the United States’ policy to simply release known criminals who aren’t legally in the country out into the general public.
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Bill Maher ‘Real Time’ panel details why Trump will lose in what will be the ‘dirtiest election ever’
A discussion on the "Overtime" segment of HBO's Real Time on who will come out ahead in the upcoming Democratic debates turned to the general 2020 election which was described as likely becoming the "dirtiest ever."
With conservative George Will seeing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a standout candidate, comedian Martin Short threw his support behind South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
"He is incapable of anything coming out of his mouth that isn't impressive, " Short said of the Democratic mayor. "He's going to be phenomenal on television."
"Do you think he can beat Trump? " asked conservative columnist Bari Weiss.
Bill Maher demands we bring back ‘confession signs’ for people like Sean Hannity and Vladimir Putin
The host of "Real Time" on HBO said it is time to bring back "confession signs" for people to publicly confess their sins.
Bill Maher noted a news story of a mother who made her daughter hold a sign reading "I lied" while standing by a busy intersection.
Maher imaged in catching on.
He showed a photoshopped image of Fox News pesonality Sean Hannity holding a sign reading, "When Trump farts, I say 'that was me.'"
He showed an image of Sen. Lindsy Graham (R-SC) holding a sign reading, "I'm straight."
Melania Trump's sign read, "my secret plan is that, in the end, I will sit on the Iron Throne."
Watch Bill Maher’s hilarious Father’s Day message to Republicans in the ‘Daddy Party’ in the age of Trump
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher presented a hilarious Father's Day message to Republicans on Friday.
"This is not a personal attack on Trump as an actual father, he clearly has a supportive, loving relationship with one-fifth of his children," he said, displaying a picture of the president and Ivanka Trump.
Maher said people at MAGA rallies believe, "Trump is the strict father America needs."
"They really do see him as a father figure," he noted, citing statements by Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Kanye West.
"As for those of us just trying to survive in this American family, we have to come to terms with the reality that the 'Daddy Party' is the 'A**hole Dad Party' now," he argued.