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Great Wall of Trump Crumbles

The Donald’s “Great Wall of Trump” was a lie from the beginning, a clever marketing ploy to tap in to the legions of Americans who are deeply concerned about America’s national sovereignty and her obeisance to the open borders lobby.

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Nevertheless, this huckster succeeding in grasping the GOP nomination based on lies.

Trump will not erect an impenetrable wall to stop illegal immigration.

Trump will not oppose amnesty.

We knew those two truths before the GOP Convention.

David French put it well: “There’s the bizarre wall fantasy, as if we’re going to get – for free! – some combination of the Great Wall of China and the Maginot Line on our southern border.”

Final Presidential Debate

The Great Wall of Trump is, like the Statue of Liberty, symbolic. It symbolizes the substance of the debate over national identity, national sovereignty, border control, and amnesty.

And, like Trump himself, it is a sham.

In the final 2016 presidential debate, Trump started out strong, definitively declaring, “We need strong borders. We need absolute – we cannot give amnesty.”

Then, moments later, Trump rambling equivocation should give his supporters pause (emphasis added):

“Now, I want to build the wall. We need the wall. And the Border Patrol, ICE, they all want the wall. We stop the drugs. We shore up the border. One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones – we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We’re going to get them out; we’re going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out.”

So, Trump pledges to “secure the border” and get the “bad hombres” out (the “drug lords”) and, “at a later date,” figure out what to do with the rest. Sounds a lot like amnesty and a lot like an insecure border.

Shifting Goal Posts

Ann Coulter famously championed Trump for his alleged Great Wall of Trump and his alleged “mass deportation” of millions of illegal aliens.

Responding to the Hollywood Reporter’s question – “What’s the top thing you like about Trump? – Coulter replied:

“In this order: Immigration, immigration, immigration, flagrantly violates all the rules of political correctness, immigration, no more pointless wars, will bring back manufacturing, immigration and immigration.”

Coulter was so cocksure of herself that she declared, “If there’s one thing we’re going to get out of a Trump presidency, it’s a wall.”

In her book, Coulter confided, “Until the bleeding has stopped, there’s nothing Trump can do that won’t be forgiven. Except change his immigration policies.”

That’s exactly what Trump started to do.

On the very day her hagiography of Trump was published, the Trump campaign began its reversal of his immigration policy positions.

Heather Wilhelm noted, “Trump appears to be breezily selling out his stances on Coulter’s favorite policy topics – those would be immigration and mass deportation – on the very week of her ‘In Trump We Trust’ book release.”

Wilhelm continued, “Trump has spent the last week – again, the week of Coulter’s book release! – signaling there’s no way he’s going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants,” telling Sean Hannity that illegals would have to “pay back taxes.”

Trump explained to Hannity, “But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject, and I’ve had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they’ve said, ‘Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person who’s been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it’s so tough, Mr. Trump,’ I have it all the time! It’s a very, very hard thing.”

As reported in New York Magazine, Coulter quickly expressed the first two stages of grief: denial and anger. In fact, she experienced all five stages in little more than one day.

In denial, Coulter told Extra TV: “I don’t think he really did [soften his immigration position]. He just said something stupid, which he’s done before, and he will do again… he does need a little slap now and then. But no, his policy is to put Americans first on everything. If he does that, he’s fine.”

But Coulter rapidly moved on to the final stage of grief – acceptance. Coulter said, “If [Trump] got rid of deporting illegals altogether, which he is not, it would still be better than any Republican who has run for president in my lifetime.” (Didn’t Ronald Reagan run for president in her lifetime?)

Coulter told the Washington Examiner, “The policy is anyone who’s here illegally is here illegally, does not have the right to be here. We’ll decide whether it’s in our best interest to let them stay or not. Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay.”

So much for mass deportation.

And the wall.

Trump’s magnificent wall was a fraud from the beginning. Indeed, he stole some of his ideas from his biggest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz.

Trump’s own Op-Ed from 2013 refutes his recently manufactured respect for American sovereignty. Trump wrote:  “We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability.” Sounds an awful lot like Hillary’s “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”

Trump continued: “The future of Europe, as well as the United States, depends on a cohesive global economy. All of us must work toward together toward that very significant common goal.”

Amnesty, yes. Wall, no.

Trump Brought Amnesty Back to Life

Just as his entire presidential campaign can be reasonably interpreted as a sham to give the presidency to Hillary, so, too, his hostile opposition to amnesty appears to have been counterproductive, perhaps purposely so.

Red State’s Neil Stevens spotted a disturbing trend. Looking at Fox News polls from July 2010 to the present, Stevens discovered a dramatic shift in support for amnesty.

According to Stevens, “in July 2010, amnesty was only up 4 points, 49-45.” When Trump launched his campaign, the pro-amnesty cohort gained momentum: “64-30.” What about now? Stevens noted, “In the newest Fox poll, Amnesty’s lead has increased by 22 points since Trump’s campaign launched and now leads by an amazing 74-18 supermajority.”

Stevens concluded:

“Donald Trump’s core campaign issue is to boot the Mexicans out, but over the course of his campaign, nearly half the people who used to support deportations no longer do so. Amnesty has taken an overwhelming lead of support. This is why Republicans are losing: they’ve picked a loser of a candidate who is driving people away.”

Mass Deportation is on the Table

Immigration expert Mark Krikorian told the Drive at Five (8/22/16) that mass deportation will never happen; it is ineffective and impractical. Krikorian added, “No restrictionist favors [mass deportation].”

Mass Deportation is on the Table

This is nonsense!

Krikorian apparently forget about his friend and fellow restrictionist, Ann Coulter, whose book – Adios, America!he himself lauded. Coulter has been a long-time advocate for mass deportation or, as she likes to put it, a modern-day version of Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback. (Yes, she relishes using the derogatory term.)

Even GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has considered mass deportation a viable option.

Last October, Coulter tweeted, “I’m warming to ‘mass deportation and a wall’!

Just a month ago, Coulter said, “Self-deportation was good. Mass deportation and the (Trump-proposed border) wall are better.”

Ann Coulter’s Upside Down World

Erstwhile ultra-conservative Ann Coulter now worships faux conservative Donald Trump as her Savior and claims genuine conservatives are traitors. (It used to be she called liberals traitors; now it’s conservatives!)

Upside Down World

An avowed pro-lifer, Coulter has berated and defamed pro-lifers for nearly two decades.

A fierce opponent of Obamacare, now Coulter is ready to embrace Trumpcare.

Once an advocate for federalism and limited government, Coulter now shills for a statist who would wield his own pen and a phone.

A self-proclaimed constitutional attorney, Coulter defames the only constitutionalist running for president while championing the only “Republican” running against the Constitution.

A virulent anti-immigration, anti-amnesty activist, Coulter defends Trump who did and does support amnesty. This is Coulter’s signature issue – her obsession – and she backs someone who unquestionably supports amnesty while she continually thinks he doesn’t.

Coulter is lost in her own little world into which she won’t allow reality to enter.

Who is really surprised? Coulter has been supporting RINOs and spouting propaganda for years. Now she has gone incredibly far over the edge, losing more and more credibility.

Will the real Ann Coulter please stand up!

Trump’s Phony Wall

Donald Trump’s signature issue is immigration and border security. On that issue (as on most issues), he is a fraud!

Trump promises to build a yuuge wall – with a big door!

Trump promises to deport all illegal aliens – and bring them back!

Phony wall

Yuuge Wall with an Open Door

The centerpiece of Trump’s immigration policy (and the major plank of his platform) is building a wall. In his words, “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

An exuberant Ann Coulter, Trump’s greatest supporter, has introduced him at several rallies. Coulter gushed, “I love the idea of the Great Wall of Trump. I want to have a two drink minimum. Make it a big worldwide tourist attraction and everyday live drone shows whenever anyone tries to cross the border.”[1]

But will the Great Wall of Trump ever come to pass?

But let’s not forget the fine print. Trump added, “I don’t mind having a big, fat beautiful door right in that wall so that people can come into this country legally.”

That’s right, a great, great wall with a big, fat door. Border security with a sieve.

The Donald’s son, Eric Trump, explained the purpose of that door: “ The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but it’s deporting them and letting them back legally.

Ironically, as reported by Ed Straker, “ it was Cruz, not Trump, who first pushed a border fence not just with rhetoric, but with legislation, and it was Trump who started talking about the need for a border fence after Cruz started pushing for it. Because up to then, Trump was a pro-amnesty liberal democrat.”

Touchback Deportation & Amnesty

Inextricably intertwined with Trump’s monumental, Eighth Wonder of the World, wall is his policy on immigration – what the wall will secure Americans against. Having a “great, great wall” with a “big, fat beautiful door” kind of defeats the purpose of the wall in the first place.

Trump repeatedly promises to deport massive numbers of illegal immigrants – and to let the good ones return. Amnesty has been his position since at least August 2013, when he tweeted: “Congress must protect our borders first. Amnesty should be done only if the border is secure and illegal immigration has stopped.”

Yes, Trump actually used the verboten word “amnesty.” (Don’t tell Ann Coulter. She just might get upset. Why? She loves Trump,[2] asserting that he is the only candidate opposed to amnesty.[3])

But Trump endorses amnesty. He said, “I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal…. I want to move ’em out, and we’re going to move ’em back in and let them be legal.”

 That’s right. Trump wants to expedite the process for illegal aliens to become legal in America. He reiterated his views, saying, “I would expedite [the process], because some of these people (illegal aliens) are fantastic people. … So what I’d do is that I would expedite it. … I want to expedite it so they can come back in legally.”

Cruz, on the other hand, fully opposes amnesty: “My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, tomorrow, forever. I believe in the rule of law.”

Trump, and his shill Coulter, continually castigate Marco Rubio for his participation in the Gang of Eight bill, neglecting to mention Trump’s own support of that very same bill by financing its sponsors! As reported by Red State, Trump “proposes roughly the same wall that was already put forth in the Gang of 8 bill (roughly 1,000 miles).”

Moreover, Trump is not the restrictionist Coulter imagines. Though he has spoken out against H-1B visas, Trump has “sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000.”

It is not surprising that a large percentage of Nevadan Hispanics voted for Trump, given his pro-amnesty views and his history of hiring illegal aliens to cater to his personal and professional needs. Trump admits, “You know, the truth is I have a lot of illegals working for me in Miami.”

Trump employs illegal aliens at the expense of American workers. If Trump will not build a figurative wall around his business enterprises to protect American workers, why should we believe he will build an actual wall along our southern border to defend American sovereignty?

Red State also reported that, “in 1991, a judge found that Trump has conspired with business associates to hire illegal workers and cheat them of their pay.”

Trump also favors accepting Syrian refugees, insisting, “I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, you have to [because] it’s living in hell in Syria. There’s no question about it. They’re living in hell, and something has to be done.”

Yes, the Great Wall of Trump is a mirage, one worthy of a Las Vegas casino.

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Update: See Ian Tuttle’s excellent analysis of Trump’s “flexible” immigration and H-1B visa policies. David French explores the lunacy of believing anything Trump promises about anything – particularly immigration.

Update: Andrew McCarthy delved deeply into Trump’s “plan” to build a wall, demonstrating how nonsensical, anti-Constitutional, and authoritarian it really is.

[NOTE: This essay was originally posted on BrotherWatch at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dc.]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, speech introducing Donald Trump, Dubuque, IA, 8/25/15.

[2]               See “Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bM.

[3]               See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.