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Walls are mirrors

Trump is into walls: the infamous wall along our Mexican border, for which US citizens—not Mexico—will pay billions. And now trade walls, against solar panels and washing machines and…

On March 26, in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Ken Thomas wrote Trump, Ryan face off in rare pub­lic clash over tar­iffs. In it he described Replicans’ efforts to get trump to back off international tariffs. They fear a trade war. Trump said, We’re not back­ing down.

Thomas mentioned import taxes on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mex­ico, and Trump’s scorn for NAFTA. He also described the EU response, taxing American goods such as bour­bon, blue jeans and Har­ley David­son mo­tor­cy­cles. (It may be no coincidence some of these target some of the states represented by moaning Republican Congresscritters. McConnell? Bourbon? Get it?)

Oh yeah? Trump threat­ened to tax EU stuff back.

Meanwhile, Trump has spent a third of his first year of service at Mar-a-Lago, golfing. We may recall he said of his predecessor, Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., [he] spent the day playing golf.

One very cost-effective wall for US citizens to build would be around Mar-a-Lago, with Trump inside. There he could play golf all the live-long day, sealed off from Twitter and the onus of sensible dealings with the real world.

Perhaps the Mar-a-Lago walls should be of stainless steel, to provide mirrors for self adulation.

So good-looking.