Trump’s greatest campaign promise, and greatest campaign enemy, just came together in a blistering show of force, which they used to knock Mexico flat.
His campaign promise was, of course, the wall. That border wall, the one liberals swear up and down won’t be built. The one Mexico swears up and down won’t be built, much less paid for by Mexico herself.
And yet, it’s being built as we speak, and funding from multiple sources is being discussed.
And Trump’s greatest campaign enemy? Why, none other than Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the man who mounted the biggest Republican opposition.
The man who refused to endorse Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention.
That man. A man who, just this week, figured out how to pay for the border wall without making Americans pay a dime.
That’s right, folks. Ted Cruz just figured out how to pay for the border wall. It’s amazing what Americans can do when they come together and work together, yes?
Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
It’s simple, and brilliant. We caught a drug lord, and seized his assets, all bought with drug money. Now, all we have to do is sell the assets, and take the drug money, and use it to pay for the wall.
El Chapo, if you’re unfamiliar, is one of the most powerful Mexican drug lords of all time, even bigger than Escobar was.
He trafficked in a lot of drugs – cocaine, meth, weed – and made a helluva lot of money, and gained a lot of power. But if you want one single example of just how powerful he was, just watch this video:
This is El Chaop escaping from a maximum security Mexican prison, using a tunnel dug a mile away, coming to rest just under his prison shower, which was the only place not visible to cameras.
A mile-long tunnel, with an end target of only a few feet. Any man that can do that commands a lot of men and cash.
And we have that man’s resources. That’s a lot of money. This isn’t a down payment – this is nearly the whole shebang. This is the wall.
Cruz, ever the clever lawyer, took his proposal to Congress on Tuesday. His proposal is called – and I quote – the “Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order” Act.
Or, if you will, the EL CHAPO Act. Yes, indeed – Ted Cruz is that clever.
This is what happens when two great Americans work together. I’m looking forward to what else may come from the minds of Cruz and Trump.
In the meantime, build that wall.
Source: Allen B. West