Carlos Slim’s Blog is allegedly telling another tall tale, though, strangely, this one leaves out “Russia,” “Ukraine,” and Brett Kavanaugh assaulting someone who doesn’t remember the act.
President Trump suggested having migrants shot in their legs during a March meeting with White House advisers in the Oval Office, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The Times’ report is based on interviews with more than a dozen White House administration officials involved in the events the week of the meeting. The article is adapted from a forthcoming book by reporters Mike Shear and Julie Hirschfield Davis, titled “Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration.” It will be published Oct. 8.
The aides told the Times Trump suggested to advisors during the Oval Office meeting that they should shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down.
The suggestion came after Trump had publicly suggested shooting migrants if they threw rocks, the Times reports. Trump had made the suggestion about shooting migrants that threw rocks during a speech in November.
Officials who spoke to the Times also recall Trump often suggesting fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators.
Trump also “wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh,” the Times reports.
Honestly, the story starts to sound like some of the unfounded (un-evidenced and forgotten) accusations at Nuremberg. Trump says use nuclear-powered death ray! Electric skull crushers! Wants “refugees” beamed into the sun!
The shooting in the legs things sounds doable, however. B-b-but! Conservatives! BUT! Only LEGALLY! Only shoot people actually trying to invade the US. No-one else. As I’ve mentioned before – here and to the WH – an A-10 would accomplish this nicely (though perhaps not neatly).