Trump Surrogate Says Wall Will Be Virtual
One of Donald Trump’s surrogates this week gave a new reason for why the candidate seems so confident he can get Mexico to pay for a wall: There isn’t really going to be a wall.
“I have called it a virtual wall,” Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY, said in a recent interview with The Buffalo News. “Maybe we will be building a wall over some aspects of it; I don’t know.”
Collins isn’t just a Trump supporter saying crazy things—he’s also the co-chairman of Trump’s U.S. House Leadership Committee, an honor he shares with the vaping congressman himself, Rep. Duncan Hunter.
And he’s not the only one walking back Trump’s outrageous policies. Trump himself recently admitted his proposed ban on Muslims was “just a suggestion” with no basis in reality.
“Yeah. It was a suggestion. Look, anything I say right now, I’m not the president,” Trump said in a radio interview with Fox News. “Everything is a suggestion, no matter what you say, it’s a suggestion.”
Like his proposal to immediately deport 12 million people, which Collins also said is unlikely to actually happen.
“I call it a rhetorical deportation of 12 million people,” Collins said. “We’re not going to put them on a bus, and we’re not going to drive them across the border.”
Then again: “I’m not speaking for Donald,” Collins clarified to the paper. “Those were my opinions.”
Either Trump is full of shit, or Collins is in for an extremely rude awakening—truly hard to say which.