Donald Trump reportedly doesn’t support his own speech he made Tuesday evening, according to The New York Times.
Before the highly hyped address on Tuesday, it was feared that Trump would declare a national emergency so that he has the freedom to do whatever he wants with the border wall. But the speech turned out to be no more than an amalgam of lies and a total flop.
“Privately, Mr. Trump dismissed his own new strategy as pointless,” the Times reported. “In an off-the-record lunch with television anchors hours before the address, he made clear in blunt terms that he was not inclined to give the speech or go to Texas, but was talked into it by advisers, according to two people briefed on the discussion who asked not to be identified sharing details.”
“It’s not going to change a damn thing, but I’m still doing it,” Trump said according to one person in the room.
The newspaper said that the scheduled trip to the border the president has planned this week is nothing more than a photo opportunity.
“‘But,’ he added, gesturing at his communications aides, Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, ‘these people behind you say it’s worth it,’” the Times quoted.
Read the full report here.