Trump Had A Plan To Send Alligators To Southern Border To Stop Immigration: Report
A new bombshell report by The New York Times revealed on Tuesday that Donald Trump had the “brilliant” idea of sending alligators to the southern U.S. border in an attempt to stop immigration. No, we’re not joking, this is what the president of the United States had in mind.
“The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day,” The Times reported.
Trump wanted a cost estimate to build a moat.
“Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh,” the paper noted. “After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.”
Trump’s threat to shut down the border may still occur.
“Today, as Mr. Trump is surrounded by advisers less willing to stand up to him, his threat to seal off the country from a flood of immigrants remains active,” the publication noted.
In the meeting were some of Trump’s top advisors.
“Among those in the room were Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary at the time; Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state; Kevin K. McAleenan, the Customs and Border Protection chief at the time; and Stephen Miller, the White House aide who, more than anyone, had orchestrated Mr. Trump’s immigration agenda. Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff was also there, along with Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and other senior staff,” the newspaper added.
“You are making me look like an idiot!” The Times reported Trump told his advisors, though adding that the actual quote included a profanity.