As the partial government shutdown over border security looms on, the Democrats are calling the idea of a border wall “immoral.” Of course, President Donald Trump had something to say about that, destroying all of his haters with one inconvenient fact.
According to The Daily Caller, President Donald Trump criticized congressional Democrats for obstructing his plans to fund a border wall while talking to reporters on Wednesday. Trump specifically attacked the Democratic talking point that a wall is “immoral.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is slated to become the next speaker of the House, called a border wall “immoral, ineffective, and expensive” and promised it will not be funded at a press conference.
“Most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive,” Pelosi said. “And the president said he promised it. He also promised Mexico would pay for it. So even if they did, it’s immoral still, and then they’re not going to pay for it.”
Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic, may have been taking cues from Pope Francis, who has also criticized Trump’s wall, insinuating that putting up protective barriers is not the Christian thing to do. Of course, this is a painfully ironic statement for a man who lives behind one of the largest walls in the world.
Pope Francis has made a thinly veiled criticism of the policies of Donald Trump, saying societies should build bridges not walls to encourage good relations among people. The pontiff did not directly refer to the US president or his plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico.
But his statement at his weekly general audience at the Vatican that it was a Christian calling “to not raise walls but bridges, to not respond to evil with evil, to overcome evil with good” will be seen as an allusion to Trump’s plans and policies.
In improvised remarks, the pope appeared to further refer to Trump by saying: “A Christian can never say: ‘I’ll make you pay for that.’ Never! That is not a Christian gesture. An offense is overcome with forgiveness, by living in peace with everyone.”
Within days of his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order on the “immediate construction of a border wall” claiming the move would save “thousands of lives, millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars”. [Source: The Guardian]
President Donald Trump noted the glaring hypocrisy of claims that a border wall is immoral, saying, “This is all to tell Chuck and Nancy and some others from ICE and from border patrol, and also from some local law enforcement, how bad it is — how dangerous it is — and why we need a wall.”
“Look, when they say the wall is ‘immoral,’ then you better do something about the Vatican,” said Trump. “The Vatican has the biggest wall of them all.”
“The wall is immoral?” he continued. “Look at all of the countries that have walls. They work 100 percent. Never going to change. A wall is a wall.”
Trump then criticized the idea that drone surveillance could provide a substitute for an impenetrable wall, saying, “We could have all the drones flying over the people last night as they tried to rush. The only thing that stopped them was the wall. If we had drones up there, it’s wonderful. We’ll get nice pictures.”
Nancy Pelosi believes the border wall is “immoral,” but she is also pro-choice. It would seem that the murder of 41 million innocent children in 2018 alone is about as “immoral” as it gets, but who’s counting? Perhaps Pelosi and her colleagues ought to give that some thought before the next time they go spouting insults and pontificating about morality.