Obama is working hard to distance himself from the Republican candidates and Democratic candidates, even though the public has long since turned against him and moved on to bigger and better things.
However, he’s been trying to condemn the proposals of one Donald Trump, namely the building of the border wall with Mexico, calling the idea “wacky” and “half-baked”. That’s funny for someone who famously admitted to smoking weed to get votes with slacker millennials. I digress.
Here’s Obama’s statements on the matter, according to the Washington Post:
When asked about it at a brief press conference, the president mocked Mr. Trump’s proposal as an unworkable scheme that strains relations with neighboring countries.
“I am getting questions constantly from foreign leaders about some of the wackier suggestions that are being made,” Mr. Obama said, taking a sharp detour into the campaign to succeed him.
He said Mr. Trump’s plans and those of Sen. Ted Cruz, who is competing with Mr. Trump for the Republican nomination, are frightening foreign leaders.
The White House did not name the leaders Mr. Obama had spoken to but pointed to comments from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who last month did say Mr. Trump has harmed relations between the countries.
It’s hilarious that Obama, the President that made the country look weaker than ever on a global scale, is criticizing someone for standing up for the country’s borders.
Well, we weren’t the only ones to think of this, as other Republican leaders have already been implementing the broad strokes of Trump’s plan, with great success:
Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, has introduced legislation in Congress to demand that anyone sending a remittance outside the U.S. prove legal status by showing a driver’s license or passport. His bill would make those who don’t show identification subject to a 7 percent tax on transfers, with the proceeds going to pay for enforcement of the law and for border security.
A Government Accountability Office study this year calculated that such a tax could earn the government as much as $1.3 billion a year, though there was a tremendous amount of uncertainty in the prediction.
Oklahoma already does a version of that tax, imposing a 1 percent levy on all transfers outside the state. The state waved aside objections from the wire companies, banks and the Mexican government and, according to a 2014 report by the Center for Immigration Studies, the plan “is working like a charm.”
WOOPS! Hey, Obama! When you start saying something isn’t going to work, maybe Google it for ten seconds and see if it’s not, in fact, already working. What a buffoon.
(Source: Washington Times)