Two of President Donald Trump’s most hawkish anti-immigrant supporters slammed his comments claiming that he is already building parts of the border wall that he promised Mexico would pay for but has been unable to get funded by American taxpayers.
Ingraham played a clip of Trump on her Fox News show Tuesday.
"A lot of wall has been built. We don't talk about that, but we might as well start. Because it's being built right now. Big sections of wall! And we will continue that," Trump claimed in the clip.
"I must have missed the wall being built. What wall?" Ingraham retorted.
When one of her guests tried to defend the president, Ingraham shot back, "that's not a wall. Stop saying it's a wall. There's no wall. If you want a wall, say we don't have a wall."
"I know it's bad cause he made the promise but they're not building the wall so you gotta stop saying that!" she later added.
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter shared a story from the Washington Post, writing, “Even a Washington Post reporter knows that not 1 inch of Trump's wall has been built. Does Trump think his supporters are dumber than a WaPo reporter?”
“The White House failed miserably to achieve its objectives on funding for a border wall, receiving relative peanuts,” the Washington Post article read. “It sought $25 billion but ended up with 5 percent of that. Moreover, the money came with strings attached so that it could be used only for fencing, not the ‘great’ and ‘beautiful wall’ promised by Trump.”
Trump vows shutdown: During a combative exchange with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump rejected the Democrats’ offer to fund $1.6 billion in fencing on the border, demanding at least $5 billion.
"If we don't get what we want ... I will shut down the government,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security. ... I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I won't blame you for it."
Trump says military will build wall if Dems won’t fund it: “People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.