October 2, 2019/Media, Press

ICYMI: Trump Proposes to “Shoot Migrants in the Legs” and Build a Wall with “Spikes on Top That Could Pierce Human Flesh”

Austin, TX — Last night, in a bombshell report, The New York Times revealed Donald Trump proposed to “shoot migrants in the legs” to “slow them down,” electrify his border wall, and add “spikes on top that could pierce human flesh.”

When confronted with the reality that Texans won’t give up their land for Trump’s stupid border wall, Trump replied, “take the land and let them sue us.”

From the New York Times:

  • “Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh.”

  • “After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.”

  • “The happiest he had been with Ms. Nielsen was a few months earlier, when American border agents had fired tear gas into Mexico to try to stop migrants from crossing into the United States. Human rights organizations condemned the move, but Mr. Trump loved it.”

  • “When the president demanded ‘flat black’ paint on his border wall, she said it would cost an additional $1 million per mile. When he ordered wall construction sped up, she said they needed permission from property owners. Take the land, Mr. Trump would say, and let them sue us.”

  • “When Ms. Nielsen presented her plan to Mr. Trump at the White House, he dismissed it and told her what he really needed was a cement wall.”

  • “In the months since the purge, the president has repeated his threat of placing tariffs on Mexico to spur aggressive enforcement at the border. Mr. McAleenan and Mr. Cuccinelli have embraced restrictive asylum rules. And the Pentagon approved shifting $3.6 billion to build the wall.” John Cornyn voted to shift these funds from military installations to build the border wall.

  • “On Aug. 12, Mr. Cuccinelli announced that the government would deny green cards for immigrants deemed likely to become ‘public charges.’ Nine days later, Mr. McAleenan announced regulations to allow immigrant families to be detained indefinitely.”

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