A document inadvertently leaked after it was caught on camera proves that Donald Trump does plan to rapidly build a border wall, confounding pundits who have claimed it was all just rhetoric.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an expert on border security and legal immigration, met with Trump on Sunday in New Jersey.
Kobach was holding a file of papers, one of which was snapped by a media photographer from a distance. It is entitled “Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan For First 365 Days”.
When zoomed in, the paper reads that “in addition to 386 miles of existing wall” there is a further “1989 miles planned for rapid build.”
According to Trump’s past statements, the total length of the wall wouldn’t need to run the whole 2,000 miles of the border due to natural barriers. It now appears that his border wall plan will cover the entire length of the border and may even overcompensate.
The document flies in the face of claims by Hillary supporters and media pundits that Trump’s promise to build a wall was just hot air.
At the start of the year, left-wing website Crooks and Liars snarked, “Well, Trump supporters, hate to break it to you, but there is not going to be a wall,” claiming that the idea was just a ruse to rally audiences at his campaign speeches.
The Street.com also published an article back in April entitled Here’s Why Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall Will Never, Ever Happen.
Just yesterday, the L.A. Times reported that “Trump spent more than a year promising to build a wall,” but that he hasn’t mentioned it since he won the presidency.
In May, Glenn Beck confidently predicted that Trump would not build the wall.
“One way or another, he’s not going to build the wall. And if he does, then I’ll apologize to him on that day, but he’s not going to build that wall and Mexico is not going to pay for it. And if he does, I will apologize on that day,” said Beck.
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