Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Dana Perino was not impressed with Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on our southern border and have Mexico pay for it.
Co-host host Eric Bolling said Trump “was not afraid to take shots at other countries. He took shots at China. He certainly took shots at Mexico. You heard the comment about they send us not their best. But he said I’m going to build a wall on our southern border. I know how to build walls. He said and they are going to pay for it.”
Dana Perino replied, “Right, on what planet is that actually true? Do you think you can make Mexico pay for a permanent wall between Mexico and the United States? You can do that?”
Bolling said, “I think that Donald Trump—there’s no question you can build a wall.”
Perino said, “And you’re going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it? On what planet could that actually happen?”
Bolling said, “I think it could happen,” adding, “one of the ways you do it, you tax them.”
Perino said, “You tax Mexico? The president of the United States is going to tax Mexico to get a wall for the United States of America? I’m pointing out the absurdity of a lot of these comments. I get it that he’s entertaining. I know that he loves America. He’s done a lot of great things. He also has done things without ever having to work with 535 members of Congress who actually control the purse strings in America. When you’re the president of the United States, you have no money unless the Congress says here’s what you can spend it on. So you certainly don’t have Mexico’s money to make them pay for a wall between the two countries.”
She added, “The realities are, there are—you can be entertaining and you can be fun, and you can say things that actually appeal to people. You still have to figure out a way to get to 270 electoral votes. Get votes in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.”
“Even President Obama has not suggested he could get another country to pay for building a wall between Mexico and the United States.” Perino said.
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