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TBT: Watch Trump Tell Students ‘If There’s a Concrete Wall In Front of You, Go Through It’

Well. Times have certainly changed, haven’t they?

About a decade and a half before Donald Trump shut down the government in order to build a wall, he was telling college students to never let walls stop them.

The Daily Show unearthed an old video of the president-to-be on Wednesday night from when he gave the commencement address for Wagner College’s graduating class of 2004. As he told the class to never give up in their endeavors, he also offered some interesting advice in retrospect about what they should do when facing down an obstacle.

“I’ll tell you, to me, the second-most important thing after love what you do is never, ever give up. Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”

It has been 20 days since the government shut down over Trump’s dispute with Congress over border security. Democrats met with Trump yesterday at the White House to discuss his demands for border wall funding, and despite conflicting accounts for how exactly negotiations went, they failed to reach an agreement before the talks fell apart.

The entire speech is available on YouTube, which you can watch below (start at 12:35 for the relevant part.)

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