Kellyanne Conway inadvertently made a strong case for not building President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall on Thursday, and Twitter users couldn’t hold the urge to celebrate.
The apparent self-own came as Conway, a White House counselor to the president, celebrated the largest seizure of fentanyl in the history of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency with a tweet.
“Our border patrol is amazing,” Conway wrote, hailing the bust. “They deserve more respect, more resources.”
However, the 250 pounds of the deadly drug in pill form was discovered inside a truck carrying cucumbers at a border checkpoint in Nogales, Arizona — and not in an unmanned area of the border, across which Trump wants to build a barrier.
It was a distinction that many tweeters were quick to highlight to the presidential aide. Others also pointed out the fact to Trump:
Fentanyl is a word everyone should know
It kills thousands of Americans each year
Two milligrams can be lethal
It is laced into pills, heroin, cocaine, meth & marijuana
Our border patrol is amazing.
They deserve more respect,
more resources. https://t.co/njm9KXPOZk
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) January 31, 2019
Here are some of the responses:
Port of entry, huh? Good argument to be made for not needing a wall. Thanks. Your boss will be proud of your work.
— Dim Witman (@Dim_Witman) January 31, 2019
This happened at a port of entry. Kudos to the border patrol agents.
FYI, despite you wanting MAGAts to believe otherwise, EVERYONE wants improved border security and immigration processes. Not everyone thinks that is accomplished with a 4th century solution.
— UPPITY WOMEN UNITE ✊ (@maggie_lang) January 31, 2019
All done without a wall. 🤔
— Rob Stark ⚛️ (@Atheist_Cowboy) January 31, 2019
“The tractor-trailer was stopped Saturday trying to enter the US through the border checkpoint in Arizona.”, You didn’t remember to say where it was caught. A wall would not have stopped this.
— len witte (@LenWitte) January 31, 2019
So if you truly believe this, spend the money that has been allocated for better technology and more agents….because that’s what’s working…Not a wall!
— C.A.R (@7dnetwork) February 1, 2019
Wait…it didn’t try to sneak across the unprotected desert and turn left, or right, with the fentanyl bound in blue tape? It was nabbed at a crossing point, making our point about walls. Thank you.
— Nick Salvador (@SalNichols94804) February 1, 2019
Thank goodness the wall caught them. Oh wait…
— Susan Bond (@susanbondesq) February 1, 2019
Is that meant to be a poem? #fdt
— Dave O’Donnell (@dolatin) January 31, 2019
Stopped at port of entry = NO WALL NEEDED. They are doing their job, and are incredibly respected.
— (((513eats))) (@513eats) February 1, 2019
What is your response?
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