Public Comment

The Wall

Jagjit Singh
Thursday January 17, 2019 - 02:51:00 PM

Mired in lawsuits, President Trump is desperately seeking a diversion which prompted him to launch a fake national security crisis to build his beloved concrete-steel wall. All the major networks have concluded there is no danger at the border and the “wall” is merely a political stunt to fulfill his campaign promise much like his bogus claim that Mexico will pay for the wall. 

Haunted by the ghosts of “huge crowd sizes” to celebrate his presidency and bogus claims of fake news, the delusional president is exhibiting his “superb negotiating skills” by pounding on the table to abruptly terminate his meeting with House Speaker Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer. His behavior is reminiscent of former Russian president, Nikita Khrushchev, who disrupted a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with several angry outbursts, pounding the table with both fists followed by removing his shoe and smashing it on the table. 

Meanwhile, an enormous humanitarian crisis is unfolding with over 800,000 furloughed federal workers whose lives have been thrown into turmoil. Lifesaving critical care services have vanished. Food inspections no longer exist. Other government agencies are bereft of critical funding. 

The House has passed a bill that would end the shutdown without funding the wall but Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader is asleep at the wheel terrified he might offend the messianic Trump. Our adversaries, China and Russia are gleefully observing this chaos. It is time to end the shutdown NOW.