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Watch Ken Cucinelli Try to Memory Hole Years of Trump Selling Border Wall: He Never Said It Was a ‘Silver Bullet'


Added 05-16-19 11:34:01pm EST - “On CNN's? Cuomo Prime Time, former Virginia Attorney General and Trump supporter Ken Cucinelli tried to memory hole years of President Donald Trump's? glossy rhetoric and bold promises about the sweeping, positive impact of building…” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Watch Ken Cucinelli Try to Memory Hole Years of Trump Border Wall Obsession”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, former Virginia Attorney General and Trump supporter Ken Cucinelli tried to memory hole years of President Donald Trump’s glossy rhetoric and bold promises about the sweeping, positive impact of building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border: “No one ever said a [Southern border] barrier will be a silver bullet.”

Cucinelli quickly followed up on that to say: “The president never said this [border wall] will solve everything.”

Those comments stand in stark contrast to years of Trump’s campaign speeches and presidential rallies, where his promise to “build a wall” was one of his key applause lines and consistently the only policy he mentioned when it came to addressing immigration. Notably, the Virginia politician offered up this spin the same day that Trump unveiled a new immigration proposal, one that has angered some immigration hardliners since it now puts less emphasis on a Southern border wall. Back in January, the White House’s public standing took a direct hit when it instigated a five-week government shutdown over Trump’s ultimately unsuccessful demand for $5-plus billion in funding for the wall.

CNN host Chris Cuomo immediately called out Cucinelli’s blatant attempt to rewrite history and claim Trump didn’t sell the wall as his top policy to solve immigration. “He did,” Cuomo replied. “He said that it, the fence, was a panacea and it wasn’t.”

In fact, there are countless examples of Trump touting the wall as an unsurpassed solution for not only immigration but crime, opioid overdoses, and even trade. The importance of the wall as Trump’s sole immigration policy solution predates even his official campaign, as this Forbes article from earlier this year makes clear: “Amazingly, for something so central to the current U.S. president, the wall came about as a ‘mnemonic device’ thought up by a pair of political consultants to remind Donald Trump to talk about illegal immigration.”

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