Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) just killed two birds with one tweet, mocking recent comments by the President and landing jabs on his two signature campaign promises.
On his way to Paris Wednesday to celebrate Bastille Day with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Trump walked into the press cabin of Air Force One for an informal gaggle with reporters. When the topic turned to his long promised border wall, a reporter asked if he was joking about incorporating solar panels into the design.
Trump explained, in his trademark bluster, that he wasn’t joking at all. “We have major companies looking into it,” he said. “There’s a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good.” And then things got really weird.
“One of the things we need with the wall is transparency,” he responded unsolicited. “You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall – so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you want to see what’s on the other side of the wall. And I’ll give you an example.
“As horrible as it sounds,” he continued almost uncontrollably, “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 crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.”
As often is the case, this hypothetical situation illustrated his point perfectly in his mind, but made little sense to anyone else.
Rep. Schiff read the account of that bizarre exchange this morning, and took to twitter with a hilarious response that captured America’s collective befuddlement perfectly.
If an American is hit over head with a big sack of drugs flying over the wall, would it be covered by Trumpcare, or would Mexico pay for it? pic.twitter.com/mzKQx8Rroh
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 15, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the latest, heavily amended version of the Republicans’ ObamaCare repeal and replace bill this week, and it’s already on the brink of failure. No word on how the CBO will score TrumpCare’s coverage of head injuries due to falling sacks of drugs.