Trump Claims He ‘Never Said’ He’d Build a ‘Concrete’ Wall. Here He is Promising a Child That Exact Thing at Rally
Donald Trump now claims that he “never said” he would build a concrete wall, but at a campaign rally in 2015, he brought a little child onstage at a rally to promise exactly that: a wall made of “hardened concrete” and “rebar steel.”
At a Rose Garden press conference last week, CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins pressed Trump on his campaign promises that he would build a wall, and Mexico would pay for it.
“You ran your campaign promising supporters that Mexico is going to pay for the wall, and that the wall was going to be made of concrete,” Collins said, and asked how Trump can say he hasn’t failed that promise.
After several interruptions and digressions, Trump got around to telling Collins “As far as concrete, I said I was going to build a wall. I never said, ‘I’m going to build a concrete…’ I said I’m going to build a wall.”
“You said concrete,” Collins interjected.
In the bizarre clip unearthed by Dale, Trump is seen taking a question from a child in the audience at a Dec. 2, 2015 rally in Manassas, Virginia.
“So you’re going to build the wall? What is it going to be made out of?” the child asks Trump, who then makes a show of inviting the kid onstage.
Trump then awkwardly hoists the kid up to the microphone on the podium.
“What are the walls going to be made out of?” the kid asks twice more, as the crowd applauds.
“I tell you what, it will be made of hardened concrete, and it will be made of rebar and steel,” Trump says, later clarifying that “it’s going to be made out of concrete and rebar, rebar’s steel, and we’re going to set ’em in nice, heavy foundations.”
Trump has also previously told supporters that the barrier he was promising them was “not a fence, it’s a wall.”
Watch both clips above, via CNN and C-Span.
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