We may finally have reached peak Trump. I don’t mean that this is the worst thing he’ll ever say or do, but it’s just such a perfect representation of everything he is — abysmally ignorant and totally oblivious to it. Before his remarks yesterday about a deal over the wall, he claimed that San Antonio has a wall and that’s why it’s so safe.
Thousands were surprised and confused Saturday to discover the reason for the Alamo City’s success and safety was our wall.
In comments preceding his announcement on the continuing partial government shutdown and border security, President Donald Trump cited San Antonio when speaking about the effectiveness of security walls.
“Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities, immediately, immediately.”
A few obvious problems with this.
1. San Antonio does not have a wall. It’s never had a wall.
2. In fact, not a single city in Texas has a wall.
3. In fact, not a single city in Arizona or California has a wall either.
4. San Antonio is 150 miles from the Mexican border.
Trump obviously does not know any of those things because he is the single most ignorant person ever to occupy the White House, perhaps all of government at any level. I can almost picture him now raging at his aides, demanding that they find some evidence that there’s a wall around San Antonio. CGI may be involved. We should all be very, very embarrassed by this.