Fox & Friends took viewers on a trip down gaslight alley on Thursday, with the show hosts scrambling to make sense of the alleged deal between Donald Trump and “Chuck and Nancy” to save DACA and punt the border wall until later.
With the President doing major damage control this morning, it was left to ex-Congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz to pick up the pieces.
Chaffetz expounded on a theme from Trump this morning, insisting that the wall was “already there.”
The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
“The president doesn’t need Congressional authority to build the wall, it’s already there,” said Chaffetz “He needs funding so it’s solely in the camp of the United States Congress to fund what the president promised he would do. He’ll build it but Congress has to step up and actually fund it.”
So the wall is already there? But “he’ll build it” — but what is he building? The wall is “already there.” Maybe the funding he needs is for renovations? But does the alleged DACA deal cover wall “renovations.” — very unclear.
Also if the wall is “already there” — was the slogan “build the wall” just literary license for “fund renovations to existing border barriers?”
Needless to say the idea of Mexico paying for any of this is now so out the window it wasn’t even discussed.
It gets better.
Minutes later, Fox & Friends‘ Steve Doocy floated the idea that the whole wall might have been “symbolic” and that maybe we would get to a point where “they won’t build the wall.”
“Congressman, has the wall almost become symbolic?” he asked. “I know the president ran on it. It was a mantra. But at the same time, border crossings have gone down dramatically and you were talking about how the wall exists in certain forms and there’s money to go to it, has to come from Congress, but do you think we’re going to get to the point where maybe they won’t build the wall.”
Clearly too much winning!
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