What was the one thing candidate Donald Trump promised his voters he would get done at every rally he gave leading up to the election?
Yep, if there was one thing you could count on Trump screaming about it was how he was going to build a "great big beautiful wall" that would span the Mexican-American boarder to keep out all the "criminals and rapists" Mexico was "sending" into the US.
The second part of that rally screed was of course that Mexico was going to pay for the wall accompanied by the inevitable chants of "build that wall" that would rise up from his delighted audience.
But today the truth about Trump's wall was revealed when transcripts of his calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto were leaked to the press showing he couldn't have cared less about the wall then and he certainly didn't care about it after he got his supporters votes on election day.
During his conversation with Peña Nieto Trump said of his infamous wall...
"Believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important (to) talk about. But in terms of dollars -- or pesos -- it is the least important thing."
Trump first order of business was to appeal to Peña Nieto to stop talking about "the wall" after the Mexican President had publicly criticized Trump's claims that Mexico would pay for it.
Trump insists that while the wall may be "the least important thing" they discuss, the Mexican President's silence is "the most important" issue politically.
The only thing that mattered to Trump was that the press and his voters believed he was going to someday deliver on the wall promise when he knew full well it would never be built.
This becomes crystal clear when later in the call Trump says...
"you cannot say that to the press. The press is going to go with that and I cannot live with that. You cannot say that to the press because I cannot negotiate under those circumstances."
Trump even threatened to cut off relations with Peña Nieto saying...
“If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys any more because I cannot live with that.”
That is just pathetic. That is the threat of a six year old!
But by the end of the call all seems well as Trump finishes by telling the Mexican president...
"It is you and I against the world, Enrique, do not forget."
Not exactly the takeaway you received after listening to a Trump rally.
So surely Trump's followers must now realize that he is just like every other "lyin'" "crooked" politician who will say anything to get your vote and then turn his back on you after you've given it to him.
He is the swamp and you are suckers.