This is how dumb the “Border Wall” debate has become when Press Sec Spicer is arguing (with visual aid) that a fence can be considered a wall. There’s no doubt a fence or a wall is built to be a deterrent to help someone understand to “Stay Out” but wasn’t a “fence” part of the original argument in that is can be cut, scaled, crawled under?
Too think a solid wall could be built across the US/Mex is just crazy when you just put geography into the equation and yes a fence WILL be needed in certain areas, but mind you, Congress has allowed funding for fencing since 2006 with outrageous cost estimates attached.
However to spend a good portion of a daily presser to debate the Media on how a “wall” can be defined as grasping at straws especially when the brick/mortar notion that helped lead candidate Donnie to Election Day victory failed in the latest budget and will become a constant twitter reminder whenever an illegal immigrant is apprehended – PB/TK
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Argues That a Border Fence Can Also Be a Border Wall – By Graham Lanktree On 5/4/17
President Donald Trump will not build the 35 to 55-foot-high concrete wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that he promised Americans during his campaign but rather a 20-foot high steel fence, said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Wednesday.
Spicer argued with reporters that fencing should be considered a wall and is good enough to show the president is already delivering on his border security promises.
“What I’m telling anybody is that the president said he was going to build the wall and he’s doing it, and he’s using the best technology,” Spicer said during a White House press briefing where he showed reporters images of steel fences being built on 40 miles along the border.
“Are those photos of fences or walls?” one reporter asked. “There are various types of walls that can be built,” Spicer said. “This is a down payment on what the President is going to prioritize in the 2018 budget that starts October 1st.”
Continue to newsweek.com article: http://www.newsweek.com/what-wall-sean-spicers-philosophical-argument-white-house-reporters-594342