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According To New Book, Trump Wanted To Shoot Migrants And Build A Wall Protected By Snakes And Alligators

The President of the United States privately discussed creating a snake and alligator filled moat at the southern border to deter immigrants and refugees. This is not funny. Sure, at first it may sound a little funny, but he was serious enough that White House aides had to determine a cost estimate of the moat. 

It should not be taken lightly that the President seriously considered feeding Latinxs to animals because they dared seek a better life in a place that calls itself the “land of the free.” The revelation came from a book excerpt published in the New York Times. So take a trip with me to Yikes City. 

Trump wants to build a snake-filled moat at the southern border.

The New York Times published an excerpt from Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear’s forthcoming book Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration where the writers detail some of Trump’s ideas to keep immigrants off of the southern border between the United States and Mexico. 

The suggestions came during an Oval Office meeting in March when Trump wanted to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border. Officials told him that would be impossible since American visitors would be trapped. 

“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,” Davis and Shear wrote. 

Imagine having to be the aide who looks up the “cost estimate” for how much it will be to fill a 2,000-mile border trench with snakes and alligators intended to kill refugees. Imagine not quitting right after that. 

“He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh,” they wrote. 

Trump really thinks he is in Game of Thrones. Imagine watching that Trump-produced video where he portrays himself as a character in Game of Thrones and still wanting to vote for him again in 2020. 

“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,” the insanity continued. 

Imagine explaining to this man why you can’t just shoot innocent people, then imagine not quitting your job after having to do so.

The President stole this idea from Obama. 

In 2011, to make fun of how outlandish the GOP’s immigration policy was, Obama said, “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat.”

Yes, President Trump is a joker. The only trouble is humanity is not a joke. It is not something we should make a mockery of, yet the President does this to people of color every day with his flippant, hair-brained schemes to deter actual human beings in dire need of care and refuge.

President denies totally accurate claims. 

“Now the press is trying to sell the fact that I wanted a Moat stuffed with alligators and snakes, with an electrified fence and sharp spikes on top, at our Southern Border. I may be tough on Border Security, but not that tough. The press has gone Crazy. Fake News!” Trump wrote on Twitter after deleting a previous tweet where “moat” was spelled incorrectly as “moot.” 

But yet again, Trump’s own tweets prove what a liar he is.

First of all, he literally shared a mockup of his dumb border where the spikes are the highlighted detail on Twitter last December. Secondly, as noted in the Washington Post, Trump praised dictator Kim Jong Un’s electric fence surrounding South Korea.

“The president was frustrated and I think he took that moment to hit the reset button,” Thomas D. Homan, who had served as Mr. Trump’s acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the Border Wars authors. “The president wanted it to be fixed quickly.”

Yes, because nothing will solve the immigration crisis quicker than feeding children to alligators. It sounds so ridiculous, but take a second to really think about the fact that he actually wanted to do this. This is what he thinks of us Latinxs.

Cleanse your palate with the ritual roasting of Donald Trump. 

“They are going to have to surround Trump’s grave with a moat filled with alligators and snakes to stop people from pissing on it,” Roland Scahill wrote on Twitter. 

Of course, Twitter reactions to this seriously horrifying revelation were absolutely golden.

One person on Twitter asked, “So did Trump decide against his genius snakes-and-gators-in-a-moat idea because the contractor’s estimate came in too high?” 

If you’re wondering what the President is doing right now as the impeach inquiry closes in on him and his cronies, he is tweeting out Nickelback memes to make fun of Joe Biden.

This is the President of the United States, ladies and gentlemen. 

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