Thursday, May 4, 2017

Et Tu, Brutus?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got into a heated debate with a Breitbart journalist over whether President Donald Trump’s much vaunted Mexican border barrier is a wall or merely a fence.

“This is what exists right now throughout our country,” Spicer said as [he presented a] slideshow reveal[ing] the current, tattered-looking, border fences.

When slides switched to the proposed new “walls” that would be funded by the new spending bill, Spiering asked: “Are those photos of fences or walls?”

“There are various types of walls that can be built under the legislation that was just passed,” Spicer responded.

“That is a fence,” Spiering stated.

“That is called a levee wall, that’s the actual name of it,” Spicer replied.

“So that’s the wall Trump promised?” Spiering asked.

In the ensuing argument, Spiering accused Spicer of trying to mislead the public into supporting the “existing tough-guy fencing thing” instead of a real wall.
Of course, that's a straw man. A fence is as good as a wall in the case of a border barrier. Neither one will make a spoonful of beans difference.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

P.S.  It's actually a funny thing - set up that went wrong.  Spicer is a doofus.  An ignorant, arrogant little man with a temper, to be sure, but a doofus.

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