Dallas, TX – Ahead of tomorrow’s rally, Donald Trump is showing up to Texas with a trail of broken promises and with no real results for hardworking Texans.
The biggest Trump lie of them all: Mexico would pay for his stupid wall.
Donald Trump proclaimed at least 212 times during the 2016 campaign that Mexico would pay for his wall.
Trump recklessly shut down the government for 35 days after desperately demanding $5.7 billion in taxpayer money from Congress – again, not Mexico – to pay for his border wall and permanently costing the U.S. economy $3 billion in the process.
Donald Trump proposed to “shoot migrants in the legs” to “slow them down,” electrify his border wall, and add “spikes on top that could pierce human flesh.”
When confronted with the reality that Texans won’t give up their land for Trump’s border wall, Trump replied, “take the land and let them sue us.”
On multiple occasions, Trump has carelessly threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border – disregarding the catastrophic economic – by stopping $1.4 billion in daily goods from coming in and to impose a $27 billion tax increase on Texas families and businesses.
Trump promised to “make the military strong,” but diverted $38.5 million in military construction funds already appropriated by Congress for Texas’s Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio, voted for and approved by vulnerable Republican Senator John Cornyn twice.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Trump’s border wall is a gross abuse of power, a waste of taxpayer dollars, a danger to our national security. It’s clear Trump doesn’t know a damn thing about Texas. Texans don’t cower. We don’t hide. We don’t box ourselves in from the rest of the world. We won’t let Trump steal our land, threaten our economy, or insult our state. We champion a big bold version of America, welcome newcomers, and fight everyone’s fair shot to get ahead.”