Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the wall that divided East and West Berlin, but meanwhile, the U.S. “president” has been trying to erect a vanity-wall. Mexico is not paying for Donald Trump’s wall, but military families are slated to pay for his ego-project. Proving yet again that the Trump “administration” is filled with the least self-aware people in the world, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday reminisced about the “horrific conditions” that had been endured by people who were cut off from the West by the Berlin Wall which was finally taken down in 1989.
As for “horrific conditions,’ migrant children are being ripped from their parents’ arms at the Southern border.
“I’m so proud speaking mere feet from where the wall once stood to celebrate its demise now three decades ago,” Pompeo said at the Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue event in Berlin on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks in Berlin: “I’m so proud speaking mere feet from where the wall once stood to celebrate its demise.” pic.twitter.com/P1Q1XTvESZ
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2019
Twitter users noted the hypocrisy.
Wait, so walls are bad? I’m confused.
— Trumpelstiltskin (@Trmpelstiltskn) November 8, 2019
“And, speaking of, is there a lot or warehouse somewhere nearby that sells reclaimed materials from the wall at a discount? Asking for my boss.”
— Nels Nelson (@Nels_A_Nelson) November 8, 2019
Mike Pompeo speaking about how walls are cruel is like watching a shark say the sight of blood makes it faint. https://t.co/13zpE4CE8D
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 8, 2019
Pompeo: “walls are cruel and harmful” ….. hahahahahahahahaha!
— Ed Adams (@eeadams) November 8, 2019
Wait. I thought we were building a "big, beautiful wall" ??
— ABT2020 (@bbmoody1) November 8, 2019
While Trump tries to build one that can be cut through with $100 saw from Lowe's...the irony
— OMG (@murrayjohnsonjr) November 8, 2019
Hey @SecPompeo ask if they still have the pieces maybe you can rebuild it on the Colorado border
— Anomaly♡s Army (@edmeyer_able) November 8, 2019
Holy [email protected] irony has literally died for the gazillion time with this POS administration
— Susann Reno (@RenoSusann) November 8, 2019
Hello? Do these people hear themselves? https://t.co/EPzqf34tTn
— Rebecca Cusey (@rebecca_cusey) November 8, 2019
Irony is dead. Fuck this prick.
— These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends (@Lateralusian) November 8, 2019
Adding to the irony of it all, Pompeo unveiled a bronze statue of former President Ronald Reagan in Berlin in honor of Reagan calling on Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!"
We're sure Trump supporters are celebrating the anniversary of the Berlin Wall's demise today without one bit of irony.
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