Donald Trump held a press conference with reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday evening, and as I reported earlier today, there has been significant controversy as to whether the press conference was considered to be on the record (link). Now we know why there was so much controversy: Trump was even more embarrassingly and mystifyingly incoherent than ever.
Trump told reporters that his Mexico border wall needs to be see-through, and not for cosmetic reasons. Trump explained that it had to do with people getting hit on the head with bags of drugs. No, really. According to CNBC (link), this was Donald Trump’s actual explanation:
As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over. As cray as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.
And yet, when the White House began retroactively deciding afterward that some of Donald Trump’s answers were on the record and some of them were off the record, it apparently decided to go ahead and greenlight his above answer. In other words, his desire for a see-through border wall to foil drug dealers hurling bags of drugs, and hitting people (tourists? joggers? sleepwalkers?) in the head with these bags, was among his less embarrassing answers during the press conference.
Again, this is somehow really happening. See the above CNBC link for confirmation that this is a real story. The person currently occupying the office of President of the United States is so far gone mentally that he wants a transparent border wall to protect Americans from the head trauma they might incur from drug-bag-hurling drug dealers. This is what the 25th Amendment was designed for.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report