Donald Trump campaigned on building a concrete wall that would be paid for by Mexico. He’s since decided it needs to be a series of metal poles that will be paid for by the Democrats. Also, it’s already been built, and Mexico has already paid for it, but the government needs to be shut down over it anyway. The only way this nonsensical debacle could get any stranger is if Trump began giving his imaginary wall cute names. So that’s precisely what’s now happening.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi keeps poking fun at Donald Trump for demanding that something be built on the border while not seeming to know whether he wants a wall, a fence, steel slats, or perhaps just one big shower curtain. So now Trump has decided he’s going to refer to the wall as “peaches.” At least that’s what we think he just said, because it’s gibberish, but the word “peaches” was definitely in there.
Here’s the Trump quote in question: “This is where I ask the Democrats to come back to Washington and to vote for money for the wall, the barrier, whatever you want to call it, it’s OK with me. They can name it whatever. They can name it ‘peaches.’ I don’t care what they name it. But we need money for that barrier.”
We sorta kinda maybe get the point he’s trying to make. But considering how far gone Donald Trump is, it’s probably fair to conclude that he really does want to call his wall “peaches” going forward. Or he wants to build it out of peaches. Perhaps we’re supposed to throw peaches at the wall. Or maybe he’s just got the word “impeaches” on the brain.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report