This is 5200 empty chairs at 5200 Thanksgiving dinner tables, all for a political stunt. https://t.co/jnWZMcxK7z
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) October 29, 2018
… because those troops mean as little to him as the crappy green plastic ‘army men’ figures normal kids use as disposable toys.
If he’s gonna watch Fox News like it was a paid job, can’t his aides at least add some Shep Smith segments to his playbacks?
"The migrants… are more than 2 months away. But tomorrow is 1 week until the midterm election, which is what ALL this is about. There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing to worry about."
Shep Smith is SO finished with the GOP's obvious fear mongering. pic.twitter.com/NdrFGKD3hL
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 29, 2018
Trump continues pre-election attempt to frighten anxious whites about the caravan even after one of them murdered 11 people at a synagogue over the weekend https://t.co/iOIaBozKBX
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 29, 2018
There are only 3,500 migrants https://t.co/jKlzNG8dgy
Mexico already processed 1,743 asylum applications from the migrant group. https://t.co/GKjog8KCU6
Fear mongering to win an election.
— KD (@Fly_Sistah) October 29, 2018
Usually when we send thousands of troops on a worthless mission to a desert, there's oil involved. https://t.co/0oEjunvQz7
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) October 29, 2018
I know it's all for show or whatever, but I don't get it. The people in the caravan are coming to apply for asylum. Unless the soldiers are going to the border to help process asylum applications more quickly, do asylum interviews, they're going to have nothing to do. https://t.co/X1cUAhunZ2
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) October 29, 2018
This is a political stunt. These troops legally cannot do anything other than logistics support.
Gross misuse of our military, taking them away from exercises and work meant to truly defend America.
Media must cover this as the ridiculous, wasteful stunt that it is. https://t.co/NABFMXUIv2
— VoteVets (@votevets) October 29, 2018
One of the proudest days of my life in the Marines was as simple a thing as handing out extra food and water to displaced Somalis in Djibouti.
this is a disgrace.
— The Warax. (@iAmTheWarax) October 29, 2018
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) October 29, 2018
Pentagon – not DHS – will pay for deployment of 5000 troops to border. DoD Comptroller is working on cost now. Congress will expect an answer soon. When DoD sent 2000 National Guard to border it cost $185 million. When President Bush sent 6000 National Guard it cost $1.2 billion.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 29, 2018