What Is It That Obama Doesn’t Get?
Townhall.com reported that the U.S. Secret Service is planning to heighten the fence surrounding the White House after numerous attempts by fence jumpers to breach the property.
The U.S. Secret Service Plans To Raise The Height Of The White House Security Fence By 5 Feet And Add A New Concrete Foundation.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reminded Obama that building walls helps keep people who do not belong out.
“President Obama understands that you build strong, tall, beautiful walls to keep people out who don’t belong,”
He then wrote in a Facebook post. “People who get permission can enter the White House LEGALLY!”
“The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is in fact the case,” Secret Service official Tom Dougherty said in the briefing to federal officials.
The agency, along with the National Park Service, said it intends to begin building a “taller, stronger” fence in the coming year.
The Daily Mail reported:
President Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to tear into Donald Trump’s trade agenda, his Muslim ban, and his planned wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As he did at an address at Howard University earlier this spring, the president went straight after Trump’s most controversial policies after the usual bromides hailing graduates and name-dropping their favorite greasy spoons and watering holes.
‘The world is more interconnected than ever before. And it’s becoming more connected every day. Building walls won’t change that,’ Obama said.
‘To help ourselves, we’ve got to help others, not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out,’ Obama said.
Obama said only by cooperating with other countries could the United States make sure other countries don’t cheat on trade deals or steal copyrights.
Trump regularly blasts trade deals, including the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiated by Obama, as a ripoff.
Obama didn’t mention Trump by name, but he did go after his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
‘It won’t boost our economy and it won’t enhance our security either – isolating or disparaging Muslims, suggesting they will be treated differently when it comes to entering this county,’ he said.
Obama even seemed to go after Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
‘It’s part of human nature, especially in times of change and uncertainty to want to look backs and long forgotten imaginary past when everything worked and the economy worked,’ Obama said.
And America did pretty much whatever it wanted around the world. Guess what it ain’t so? The good old days weren’t all that good.’
Obama seems to get the basic concept of a wall, why is it so hard for him to grasp the damage his open border is doing to our country?
sources: Townhill.com, The Daily Mail, Twitter, Wikipedia