Democrats criticize Trump for ‘empty promises on border wall’

Following a week that saw the Republican president wholeheartedly tethering his brand to neo-Nazi white supremacists — resulting in near universal condemnation and tens of thousands of people taking to American streets to denounce bigotry and hatred — Democrats were in a better position than ever to capitalize on opposition momentum and present themselves as the party of integrity, racial unity, and tolerance. Instead they decided to send out an email condemning the president’s “empty promises” to build a wall along the Mexican border and make them pay for it.

“Trump has failed to deliver on his signature promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it,” the DNC email reads. “Trump even admitted in a private conversation with Mexico that his border wall promise was ‘the least important thing.”

I’d like to give the DNC the benefit of the doubt and say this is just a poor attempt to dunk on Trump’s inability to score a single political victory, but unforced error after unforced error has resulted in me really not feeling like they deserve it any more. This thing really reads like the Democrats are itching for this wall, and are pissed that Trump hasn’t gotten the thing built yet despite swearing up and down that he would. Seems to me this is a failure we should be applauding, not, you know, criticizing him over.

But wait, maybe there’s more to this email besides what’s being passed around on social media.

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Nope. Just a bunch of articles listing all the times Trump said he was going to build the wall, and then other times he said he didn’t actually care about building the wall, again, almost as if the DNC is super mad he hasn’t followed through on the racist, monumental waste of taxpayer dollars.

It could be that the DNC is trying to reach out to all of those economically anxious white voters we keep hearing about — the ones who aren’t really racist at all but are just worried about “globalization” or whatever — but then how would that explain this mailer disguised as an overdue bill the DNC sent out literally the day before:

Wow. Got to hand it to you, DNC. I thought Trump and the GOP had the self-cuck on lock, but you’re operating on a whole other level.

[photo: AP]

Tags: border wall, dnc