Trump vilified for reported ideas to fortify border wall with snakes and gators and allow agents to shoot

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Two reporters with The New York Times have claimed in a dubious new book that President Donald Trump sought earlier this year to fortify the walls along the southern U.S. border with flesh-piercing spikes, alligator-packed moats, and electrical charges.

In their soon-to-be-released book, “Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration,” reporters Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis also claim that the president broached the idea of allowing U.S. Border Patrol to stop illegal aliens by shooting them in their legs.

“Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh,” an excerpt published Tuesday by the Times reads.

“After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.”

It’s unclear why it would be illegal for U.S. Border Patrol agents to employ potentially lethal force to defend themselves from violent, rock-throwing illegal aliens.

This dubious excerpt has spurred outrage from the left (*Language warning):

“To every Republican who continues to enable this man: where is your conscience?” the radically far-left group Indivisible angrily tweeted.

Some would argue that the same question could be asked of the congressional Democrats who enable illegal aliens to kidnap, maim, torture, rape, molest and kill American citizens.

Over at CNN, far-left host Don Lemon reacted to the Times’ report with his usual dose of anti-Trump whining.

“When I read this tonight, honestly, I thought this was the craziest thing that I had ever heard, especially coming from a president. … ‘Did Dr. Evil come up with that?’ Seriously, Mr. President? What is the matter with you? A moat full of snakes or alligators?” he said.

Listen:


(Source: CNN)

Fox News claimed Tuesday evening that it had confirmed some (not all) of their findings.

“A source who was in the room at the time confirmed the conversation about shooting migrants in the legs to Fox News late Tuesday,” the outlet reported.

The other findings, including the claim that the president had a habit of trashing since-resigned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, still remain unconfirmed.

Vivek Saxena

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