Trump Wanted A Snake-Filled Trench At Mexican Border

According to New York Times reports, the US President Donald Trump Wanted A Snake-Filled Trench At Mexican Border. He wanted a trench filled with snakes and alligators alongside an electric charged border wall topped with flesh-piercing spikes. The presidents also suggested that US soldiers should shoot migrants in the legs if they try to cross in the United States illegally before staffers talked him out of it.

Trump Wanted A Snake-Filled Trench At Mexican Border

On September 26, 2019, Presidents Trump gestures reporters on the South Lawn of the white House in Washington, upon his return from the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

The New York Times says it based his story on interviews with over a dozen White House officials who met with President Donald Trump on his ways to stop illegal migration from Central America across the Mexican Border.

Although, it is not clear how serious Trump was about such proposals as a snake-filled most, the New York Times paints a picture of an extremely angry president, frustrated by the inability of his administration to stop flow of migrants, the failure of his department heads to carry out his orders, and what he regarded as their moderate approach to tackling the crisis.

The news reports focuses its attention on an Oval Office meeting which was held in March where Trump ordered the entire 3,200-kilometer border with Mexico to be shut down by noon the next day.

White House aides and advisors, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, tried to talk him out of it. Trump is reported as shouting to those in attendance, “You’re making me look like an idiot, I ran on this. It’s my issue.”

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017.

According to witnesses, names withheld, says the US president cursed and ranted as he demanded for a total border closure before the meeting broke up. The New York Times says it took nearly a week for aides to talk him out of it as not only impractical but economically destructive.

According to the report, President Trump had especially harsh treatment for Nielsen, saying that she is weak. The few times she challenged him, he appeared to show little patience, including his proposal to shoot down drones at the border and that the government simply take land for a wall without permission from property owners. In April, Nielsen tendered her resignation.

The White House has not commented on the report yet. But Trump frequently refers to the newspaper as the “failing” New York Times, regarding it as a purveyor of fake news and having a liberal bias.