Democrat Representative from California, Adam Schiff just mocked President Donald Trump’s recent comment about the border wall. Schiff’s joke has not only aimed at Trump wall but also at Trump’s two signature campaign promises.
Earlier this week, when President Trump was on his way to Paris to celebrate Bastille Day with French President Emmanuel Macron, he walked into the press cabin of Air Force One for an informal conference with reporters.
During that time, the topic soon turned to his long promised border wall, a reporter asked Trump that was he joking about incorporating solar panels into the design.
Trump emphatically explained that he wasn’t joking at all. “We have major companies looking into it,” he said. “There’s a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good.” And then things got really weird.
“One of the things we need with the wall is transparency,” he responded unsolicited. “You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall – so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you want to see what’s on the other side of the wall. And I’ll give you an example.”
“As horrible as it sounds,” he continued almost uncontrollably, “When they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them – they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over. As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.”
As usually is the case, this hypothetical situation demonstrated his point aptly in his mind but didn’t make any sense to anyone else.
Rep. Schiff read the account of that exchange this morning and took to twitter with a hilarious response that captured America’s collective befuddlement perfectly.