Trump on troop restrictions at border: 'If they got a little rough everybody would go crazy'
Donald Trump is in Texas today, both for fundraising purposes and to continue to sow white nationalist panic about asylum-seekers asking for safety in the United States. And at a “roundtable” of supporters that was closed to the press until Trump unexpectedly asked reporters to attend, Trump was, if possible, even more agitated than usual. From the pool report of his remarks:
“The fake news said we didn’t build any wall…. some of them said we didn’t build a wall…because there was wall already there.” He said “garbage” wall had been replaced and that “you are dishonest people, many of you.”
He also put more detail to his past racist statements:
“Those [Central American] countries are sending the tough ones. They are sending the gang members. … people from Mexico, they come in and help with the farming and they go out, no problem.”
But it is his remarks on potentially expanding the use of the U.S. military along the border that may be the most alarming.
“I’m going to have to call up more military. Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act. Because if they got a little rough, everybody would go crazy … Our military can’t act like they would normally act … they have all these horrible laws that the Democrats won’t change they will not change them. And I think they will pay a very big price in 2020 for all of the things, whether it is the fake witch hunt they start out, or whether it is a situation like this. I think the border is going to be an incredible issue.”