According to John Avlon at the Daily Beast, Trump’s claim to ‘build a wall’ was just a metaphor, instead of a promise to build an actual physical wall. He mentioned this in a conversation between himself, Chris Cuomo, and David Gregory on an interview with CNN.
“If the wall ends up being something different, that’s ultimately a good thing, so that we don’t have big barriers on our southern border,” Gregory continued, noting the negotiations could work towards comprehensive immigration reform.
“So he’s built a big beautiful metaphor, that’s all the wall was,” Avlon said, before agreeing with Gregory that Trump could be moving towards bipartisan progress on immigration.
Joe Walsh, former Congressman and now right-wing talk show host tweeted about the comment, saying “If the wall ends up being just a ‘big, beautiful metaphor,’ Trump is finished. He won’t get reelected.”
If the wall ends up being just a “big, beautiful metaphor,” Trump is finished.
He won’t get reelected. https://t.co/Cbcb8hNApa
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 11, 2018
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