Trump Advisers Throw Him Under The Bus, Admit To Racist Reason Behind Border Wall
Donald Trump promised throughout his campaign that he would build a wall along the southern U.S. border and he would have Mexico pay for it. Many, if not all, of his supporters believed him.
Trump has yet to fulfil that promise. But was he ever going to try and build a wall in the first place? According to The New York Times, the border wall policy was a stunt that started in 2014 when his campaign advisers started using it in order for Trump not to forget to bash immigrants during speeches.
“As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential run in 2014, his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder — would remember to talk about getting tough on immigration, which was to be a signature issue in his nascent campaign,” The Times reported.
According to the report, Trump advisers Sam Nunberg and Roger Stone first created the idea of the wall as a memory trick to manage Trump.
“How do we get him to continue to talk about immigration?” Nunberg said he told Stone. “We’re going to get him to talk about he’s going to build a wall.”
“As a messaging strategy, it was pretty successful,” Mark Krikorian said. “The problem is, you got elected; now what do you do? Having made it his signature issue, Trump handed the Democrats a weapon against him.”
One of Trump’s close personal friends also told The Times he thinks Trump made a mistake.
“Listening to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter on this is a mistake,” said Newsmax chief executive Chris Ruddy.
“I don’t think the president’s base moves even one inch from him even if he doesn’t get a wall,” Ruddy predicted.