President Donald Trump on Friday demanded praise from a room full of Border Patrol agents after he boasted to them about getting his long-promised border wall built.
During a speech in front of the National Border Patrol Council, Trump explained how he secured money for his wall by bypassing Congress and declaring a “national emergency” that let him pilfer funds from the military.
“But when you want to get money for a wall, that most of the people in the Democrat Party wanted five years ago, they just didn’t like it when I announced that we’re going to build it, they were unable to get it build, they had the money but they were unable to get it built, because it takes talent to build things!” Trump said, without ever once citing evidence to support his false claim that Democrats at one point tried to build a wall like the one he’s proposed constructing.
The president then took a victory lap around building the border wall, which has not actually been constructed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We got it built!” he said. “And I made your jobs a lot easier! Say, ‘Thank you, Mr. President!'”
The room erupted in applause.
Watch the video below.
Trump lies and says Democrats wanted to build a border wall "5 years ago" but just couldn't get the money to get it done, then he instructs his audience to praise him for the wall: "Say thank you, Mr President." pic.twitter.com/3PokKOf4BK
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 14, 2020
White House flack gets busted after claiming Trump ‘barely knows’ GOPer who took pardon offer to Assange
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At a pre-trial hearing earlier on Wednesday, Assange asserted that he had been offered a pardon in exchange for publicly denying that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 election campaign.
Rohrabacher admitted in 2017 that he had tried to broker a deal between Assange and the White House.
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Or the city famous for its canals will build a large hotel for sex workers.
All in all, a prostitution hotel with indoor windows or an erotic center is the most obvious choice," the Amsterdam city council said in a statement.
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Gidley was then pressed by America's Newsroom anchor Ed Henry on reports that Barr is considering resigning over Trump's tweets about the Roger Stone case.