Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after army general asks him not to discuss in public

  
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Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after army general asks him not to discuss in public

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Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after army general asks him not to discuss in public



102b4830-25c0-11e7-a66a-23957430fe89_lat   Jon Sharman, The Independent   2 hours 9 minutes ago  






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Donald Trump   touted the robust construction of his border fence on a visit to southern   California , but risked the ire of one of his top generals by revealing the barrier would be “wired” to detect attempts to breach it.

Flanked by engineers and the border patrol commissioner, the president talked up the steel-and-concrete fence’s technological elements during a press conference in San Diego.

He said: “They’re wired, so that we will know if somebody is trying to break through.”

Turning to Lt Gen Todd Semonite, chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mr Trump added: “You may want to discuss that a little bit, general.”

But he was told: “Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing it.”

To nervous laughter from officials, Mr Trump continued: “Ok. I like that. That was a great answer. I’ll just tell you they’re wired, ok? They’re wired. They’re technologically very advanced, all set up for cameras any place we want.

“They’re all wired out for drone technology. Anything you want, we have.”

The fence posts themselves are steel tubes, filled with concrete and rebar and topped with flat panels. ”It’s the Rolls-Royce version,” Mr Trump said.




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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

He said: “They’re wired, so that we will know if somebody is trying to break through.”

Turning to Lt Gen Todd Semonite, chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mr Trump added: “You may want to discuss that a little bit, general.”

But he was told: “Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing it.”

To nervous laughter from officials, Mr Trump continued: “Ok. I like that. That was a great answer. I’ll just tell you they’re wired, ok? They’re wired. They’re technologically very advanced, all set up for cameras any place we want.

“They’re all wired out for drone technology. Anything you want, we have.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

Fucking idiot.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @2    8 months ago
Fucking idiot.

Then I guess everyone who ever put a warning sign on an electric fence is an idiot, too. Apparently, you'd rather just see people walk up to the thing and get shocked.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @2.1    8 months ago

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Dean Moriarty
3  Dean Moriarty    8 months ago

Good thing the Army falls under his command and he is the Commander in Chief. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3    8 months ago

The 'president is a fucking moron and is more the like the shitstain in chief.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3    8 months ago

It's moronic to go against what advisers tell him, including the military.  But we know that no one can tell that fucking moron anything because he knows EVERYTHING, NOT.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @3.2    8 months ago
It's moronic to go against what advisers tell him, including the military. 

What do you know about it? You don't think a president ever disregarded the advice of a general?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @3.2.1    8 months ago
What do you know about it?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3    8 months ago

It is in name only.  He is not fit to be anything related to the military as he was a draft dodger.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.3    8 months ago
It is in name only.  He is not fit to be anything related to the military as he was a draft dodger.

So Mr. Clinton wasn't fit...........and Mr. Biden should just drop out now?

"Mr. Biden never served in the military. He received 5 draft deferments during the Vietnam War."

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.3.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.3.1    8 months ago

They are progressive leftist liberal Democrats. They get a free pass....

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.3.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.3.2    8 months ago

Since when?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.3.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @3.3.3    8 months ago

Pretty much started for real in 2008 when President Obama got elected the first time, but I know you will deny this.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4  The Magic Eight Ball    8 months ago
 Army General Asks Him Not To Discuss In Public

funny thing... presidents do not answer to generals.

 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4    8 months ago

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The Magic Eight Ball
4.1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    8 months ago
How stupid.  

yepp. thinking a president answers to a general is kind of stupid.

no doubt :)

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4.1.1    8 months ago

God forbid he takes advice from an expert.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1.3  Tacos!  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    8 months ago
God forbid he takes advice from an expert.

An expert in what? He supervised the building of a fence.

 
 
 
loki12
4.1.4  loki12  replied to  Tacos! @4.1.3    8 months ago

Help me out here, Didn't trump say the wall as wired.......And then asked the general?  So what is he supposed to do? then say it's not wired? so the left can whine about that? 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4.1.5  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    8 months ago
God forbid he takes advice from an expert

an expert?  LOL

most experts are just highly paid morons with opinions.

every expert said trump would never win in 2016

how'd that work out?

"experts," they say... LOL

too funny :)

hint: for every expert that says do one thing. you can find another expert who says the opposite.

the word "expert is seriously over-rated.

cheers :)

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1.6  Tacos!  replied to  loki12 @4.1.4    8 months ago

That could be. I just figure it can't possibly matter.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4.1.1    8 months ago

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Tessylo
4.1.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4.1.5    8 months ago

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lib50
4.2  lib50  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4    8 months ago
funny thing... presidents do not answer to generals.

funnier thing......presidents do not usually give out national security secrets and make promises to adversaries that are not in US national interests. 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4.2.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  lib50 @4.2    8 months ago
.presidents do not usually give out national security secrets

presidents decide what is a national security secret and what is not.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.2.2  Tacos!  replied to  lib50 @4.2    8 months ago
presidents do not usually give out national security secrets

I hope you don't think a vague reference that a fence is "wired" constitutes a "national security secret."

 
 
 
MUVA
4.2.3  MUVA  replied to  lib50 @4.2    8 months ago

Usually they just tell them they will have more flexibility after the election.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
4.2.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @4.2.1    8 months ago
presidents decide what is a national security secret and what is not.

And you think Trump is qualified to determine such a thing?  I would have gone to my grave thinking you were smarter than that.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4.2.5  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4.2.4    8 months ago
And you think Trump is qualified to determine such a thing?

the only requirement to be qualified to determine such a thing is being president of these united states. 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
4.2.6  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  MUVA @4.2.3    8 months ago
Usually they just tell them they will have more flexibility after the election.

amazing how the left likes to forget that... LOL

cheers :)

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.2.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4.2.4    8 months ago
'I would have gone to my grave thinking you were smarter than that.'

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Tacos!
5  Tacos!    8 months ago

When you're the boss, you can have lots of people to give you advice. However, because you're the boss, you still get to make the decisions. 

Personally, I am all for Trump filling people's heads with mysterious thoughts about the devastating technology in our border wall. It will just discourage even more people from trying to get across.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tacos! @5    8 months ago
It will just discourage even more people from trying to get across.

Or raise their morbid curiosity as to whether it's true or not. "Curiosity killed el gato".

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bccrane
5.2  bccrane  replied to  Tacos! @5    8 months ago

That does work, just the impression is effective.  I used to do this while hunting raccoon, the group of us would come to a wire fence, I would touch the fence and immediately recoil and curse as if shocked, no one would cross it even after I went ahead and crossed myself.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  bccrane @5.2    8 months ago

Where'd you get that from, Jurassic Park?

Wow, so original.  

 
 
 
bccrane
5.2.2  bccrane  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.1    8 months ago

Yeah, I was a bit humbled that Steven was able to work that into a movie after watching me do that while hunting with us in the 80's./s

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @5    8 months ago

The 'president's' head is full of mysterious thoughts and shit and insane rantings.

 
 
 
Ender
6  Ender    8 months ago

Well this is a shocking development...

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
7  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    8 months ago

Like most stories on the Donald we really have no idea if it's true.  The media has gotten it wrong so many times in the last three years. 

On another note. They are actually building wall?

We hear every day that no wall has been built in the last two years even though several ranchers have posted pics of new wall.

 
 
 
lib50
7.1  lib50  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @7    8 months ago
On another note. They are actually building wall?

Ah, no.  Its just replacement wall.  Conned again!

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.1  MUVA  replied to  lib50 @7.1    8 months ago

Replacement wall = new wall .

 
 
 
Tacos!
7.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  lib50 @7.1    8 months ago

Next time you buy a car, be sure to tell people it's not a new car, but a "replacement car." Just expect them to roll their eyes real hard. 

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.3  MUVA  replied to  Tacos! @7.1.2    8 months ago

When we tore down are old shop the new one we built was called the new shop not replacement shop.jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7.1.4  KDMichigan  replied to  lib50 @7.1    8 months ago
Its just replacement wall. 

256

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @7.1.2    8 months ago

Nope it's replacement, NOT NEW.  

 
 
 
lib50
7.1.6  lib50  replied to  Tacos! @7.1.2    8 months ago
Next time you buy a car, be sure to tell people it's not a new car, but a "replacement car."

Boy, he really wants credit for that wall Mexico isn't paying for, and he want you to believe its new wall in an area not previously walled. Clarification is important.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1.7  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lib50 @7.1.6    8 months ago

context and clarification are WAY over rated

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  lib50 @7.1.6    8 months ago

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Dismayed Patriot
7.1.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tacos! @7.1.2    8 months ago
Next time you buy a car, be sure to tell people it's not a new car, but a "replacement car."

A better analogy would be if Trump promised you a new house and your ex-wife was going to have to pay for it. Then, when you voted for him and got him elected he says "Here you go, how do you like your new house?" and you reply "Well, you said I would get a new house, but you just tore down one of my exiting walls and replaced it, but I'm still in the old house, and I got a bill for it too, you said my ex-wife would pay for it". But I'm sure any true Trump supporter would be able to turn that "new wall" to your house into a "promises kept" campaign and all the other Trump supporters who are just soooo smart will buy it. And that's even after they were told "Well, your ex-wife gave us a hard 'No!' when we asked her to pay for it, so we'll just have to take it out of your taxes and take some money from our national defense and military which makes us less safe and gives Putin a big win, but don't worry, you'll get your new house, one replacement wall at a time...".

 
 
 
Tacos!
7.1.10  Tacos!  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7.1.9    8 months ago
A better analogy would be if Trump promised you a new house and your ex-wife was going to have to pay for it.

It's not better because we haven't been talking about who would pay for the wall, so including it in a new analogy isn't really appropriate. We've just been talking about the wall itself.

you said I would get a new house, but you just tore down one of my exiting walls and replaced it, but I'm still in the old house

This also doesn't work because in your analogy, 1) you're only replacing a small part of something that otherwise remains in tact and 2) the functionality does not change.

At the border, we aren't just removing part of a wall and replacing it with the same kind of wall. We are removing fencing that is 6 feet high and replacing it with something 30 feet high.

We are also replacing sections meant only to stop cars but they couldn't stop people. The new walls have greater functionality and will stop both.

The old fence is varied, but sections of it look like this:

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The new fencing looks like this (I hope you can see there is a big difference!):

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Tessylo
7.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @7    8 months ago

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pat wilson
8  pat wilson    8 months ago

Sometimes it feels like Groundhog Day here on NT.

 
 
 
MUVA
8.1  MUVA  replied to  pat wilson @8    8 months ago

I would say that is accurate.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
8.2  KDMichigan  replied to  pat wilson @8    8 months ago
Sometimes it feels like Groundhog Day here on NT.

I agree 100%. Ever since January 20th 2017 it has been nothing but , But...But....But Trump, with hardly anything to bitch about but feelings.

Here is hoping it carries Democrat's thru the 2020 elections. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MUVA
8.2.1  MUVA  replied to  KDMichigan @8.2    8 months ago

I think the democrats are running out of steam the protests have for the most part stopped their Russia narrative as been false.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
8.2.2  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  MUVA @8.2.1    8 months ago

I wonder if we could build the wall with recycled straws?

We could curb illegal immigration and stop climate change dead in it's tracks.

Maybe we could get a Teen from Sweden or another nordic country to travel the world and lecture adults on this.

 
 
 
pat wilson
8.2.3  pat wilson  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @8.2.2    8 months ago
Maybe we could get a Teen from Sweden or another nordic country to travel the world and lecture adults on this.

That's exactly who trump wants to immigrate !

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @8.2.2    8 months ago

Bored?  Not enough action on your Michelle Obama has a penis thread or other nonsense?

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @8.2.2    8 months ago

Those teens have more sense than most adults, especially the climate change deniers here on Newstalkers and elsewhere.

I watched that young lady on Trevor Noah last night.  She says people are arguing about it here.

Where she comes from, they are not arguing about it, they know it's happening.  They're not idiots.  

 
 
 
lib50
8.2.6  lib50  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.4    8 months ago
Not enough action on your Michelle Obama has a penis thread or other nonsense?

Aww, guess I'll have to go check in with BF's dick thread again, give him a little boost. Must be a little tweaked at the whistleblower clusterfuck.

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  lib50 @8.2.6    8 months ago

See I can't flag anymore so now the usual offenders are really doubling down on the nonsense memes and nonsense. Not that much was done about it before anyway.  

The nonsense meme perpetrators and the like are being allowed to run amok and I'm sure someone will close the thread soon because certain moderators are allowing them to get away with it.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @8.2.1    8 months ago

It's not false.  All the complaints against the turd in chief are true.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.2.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.7    8 months ago

Your flagging abilities were taken away?????

The next thing to go will be your ability to seed. Hard to moderate a seed when you can't flag anybody

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.10  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.2.9    8 months ago

Yup, until October 30th I think.

Like I said, certain folks will overrun the seed with their nonsense and nonsense memes and they'll lock it down while I have no control over my own seed.  

And I'm up for suspension also because certain posters are able to say whatever the hell they please and I'm not allowed to respond in kind.  

The lunatics are taking over the asylum.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.2.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.10    8 months ago

I think a certain someone or somebodies want to chase you out of here

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.2.11    8 months ago

Yes, I have a fan club here and I'm not flattered.  

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
8.2.13  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  lib50 @8.2.6    8 months ago
Must be a little tweaked at the whistleblower clusterfuck.

I enjoyed it. Very funny and entertaining. Good to see the humor on the fp.

 
 
 
JBB
8.3  JBB  replied to  pat wilson @8    8 months ago

Like deja vu all over again and again and again...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
9  Just Jim NC TttH    8 months ago

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Just Jim NC TttH
10  Just Jim NC TttH    8 months ago

Noticed if you read the transcript of the article provided, the title is misleading. Instead of "Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after army general asks him not to discuss in public" it should read

Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after, army general asks him not to discuss in public

Note the comma (for our liberal friends that indicates a short pause) between after and army. And that is what occurred.

"Turning to Lt Gen Todd Semonite, chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mr Trump added: “You may want to discuss that a little bit, general.”

But he was told: “Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing it.”

Original headline seems to indicate that the chief told him ahead of his original statement to not discuss it when indeed, (and he didn't ask him not to, just that there could be some merit in not discussing it) the statement by Mr. Trump was already out there.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @10    8 months ago

That's the exact title I copied from Yahoo.

Go tell the moderators then.  I'm sure you already have.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
10.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @10.1    8 months ago

I know that is the exact title. I read the link. I wasn't pointing the finger at you I was saying the original post OF the article was misleading. And no I haven't said shit to the moderators. There is no need. My comment wasn't directed at you. I'm not as vindictive as some who don't like to be proven wrong.

 
 
 
Tessylo
11  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

Riiiiiggghhhhhtttttttt

I've got work in the real world to do.  

Toodles. 

 
 
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