Trump Contradicts John Kelly on Border Wall: ‘Never Changed or Evolved’


President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning regarding his most famous campaign promise, building a “big beautiful wall” on the Southern Border — in an apparent attempt to rebuff Chief of Staff John Kelly’s remarks that his views on the wall have “evolved.”

The specifications of Trump’s wall have come into question in recent weeks. Throughout the campaign, he repeatedly declared it would be a massive, concrete monolith, covering the entire border — and definitely not a fence.

Well that brilliant idea ran into some problems, as it’s not physically possible to cover the entire border with a wall — something Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly acknowledged to Democratic lawmakers recently, telling them Trump had not been “fully informed” about the geography of the border when he promised to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it.

Well Trump is now defending his long-promised border wall, claiming “it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” and that some of it will be “see through”:

In a subsequent tweet, Trump claimed Mexico will pay for the wall “directly or indirectly” through…NAFTA?

UPDATE 8:22 a.m. ET — Another Wall Tweet

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