Report: Trump Allegedly Suggested Shooting Migrants In The Legs And Building A Moat

The New York Times is reporting that, based on interviews with more than a dozen White House officials involved with a meeting in March, President Trump suggested shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down. When cabinet members told him that his some of his proposals were illegal, Trump reportedly yelled “You are making me look like an idiot!. I ran on this. It’s my issue.” The paper also alleges that Trump suggest a moat filled with snakes or alligators. The sheer number of sources is illuminating in this story. There has always been a surprising number of leakers in this White House but the numbers appear to be growing.

According to the sources, the meeting was attended by then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin McAleenan, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, White House adviser Stephen Miller, and others.

At the meeting, Trump was told that he could not build a solid concrete wall across the Southern border and Trump reportedly pushed for an electrified wall with spikes. The officials also said that Trump broached the idea of a water-filled trench stocked with snakes or alligators. 

There is obviously a concern with such anonymous sources but this is a surprising high number of sources. I would also be interested if the trench idea may also have been a joke. Either it was a joke or it is a statement of utter insanity. Given the obvious hostility in the leak, I would be suspicious about the intent behind the comment and whether everyone actually believed that Trump was serious in having a moat.

The shooting of migrants would have constituted not just a crime but an international human rights violation.

73 thoughts on “Report: Trump Allegedly Suggested Shooting Migrants In The Legs And Building A Moat”

  1. Trump Allegedly did this, Trump Allegedly did that, Trump Allegedly did something, Trump Allegedly did something else ……. LOL! Leftist Propaganda in full swing.

    1. May be this will help why Trump does.not need “allegedly”:

      He said about himself: “…rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius! ”

      What kind of self absorbed moron says that?

  2. “I would be suspicious about the intent behind the comment”

    Yet you published with a provocative headline regardless? Et tu Turley? How low will YOU now go? Shame on you Jonathan.

    1. “Report:…Allegedly Suggested”
      Is that so provocative when there are dozens of sources from the highly respected paper that broke the watergate scandal also based on sources that were anonymous at the time? Reports suggest that he made the suggestions repeatedly despite being told it was illegal. Would a reasonable person do that as a joke? A reasonable person who is in the role of the president of the United States??

      1. “highly respected paper” …. “got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.,” Bahahaha Respected by liars? Need more examples? You have a very strange definition of Respect.

      2. The Washington Post broke the Watergate scandal. Apart from that, unless someone present at the meeting leaked this information, it’s hearsay and suspect.

  3. Thought I would stop in to see how the denizens of St Elizabeth’s are doing…

    1. How often does Benson visit his old neighbors and roommates there? He mentions it every now and then, and he can now, presumably, be cared for on an outpatient basis.

  4. I think Donald Trump has gotten into a lot of people’s heads. And this is driving them all crazy. They just can’t handle this guy.

    1. Sueeky – Trump has decide to call it Corrupt News now. Fake just isn’t bad enough to describe it.

  5. So Rod Rosenstein says he’ll wear a wire to secretly record Trump during a meeting of top FBI officials(McCabe says Rosenstein was serious), but Rosenstein says he was only joking so the media drops it. Trump says he wants to use nukes on hurricanes and he wants to shoot illegals in the legs and the media goes bananas. It is a clown world.

    1. Check out this from today and tell me why you should make the distinction when it comes to the maniac:

      FINNISH REPORTER: “Finland is the happiest country in the world.”
      TRUMP: “Finland is a happy country.”
      FINNISH REPORTER: “What can you learn from Finland?”
      TRUMP: “Well, you got rid of Pelosi and you got rid of shifty Schiff. Finland is a happy country. He’s a happy leader, too.”

      As someone said over on Tweeter:

      Can we please all agree that this experiment of having a dumb TV host and shady real estate developer with no government knowledge, 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 marriages, 23 charges of sexual assault, and 35,000 lawsuits as president is not going well at all?

      1. “Can we all please agree…”

        No, the country agreed that Trump would be the President and he’s predicted to win reelection next year as well. Another Trump term is exactly what the country needs.

      2. Nope, cant agree. We had enough of wimps and fakes. We needed a guy with cojones and we got one. he’s our Dux Bellorum. Hallelujah! If you’re not in that we, well, then yeah, not surprised you dont like him. We know who we are. This guy is like an acid test to determine which side you’re on when things jump off. If they do. Hopefully they wont.

  6. Appalling Fake News propaganda from Jonathan Turley… Quickly losing all RESPECT.

  7. PS to my previous post: the New York Times article citing anonymous sources was adapted from a book citing anonymous sources written by……….wait for it………..two New York Times reporters.

    So….Professor….how far do you think you would get in a courtroom with this story?

  8. “The paper also alleges that Trump suggest a moat filled with snakes or alligators.” Hey! That’s my line! I have long quipped that I don’t care what a border is composed of, whether it’s a wall, electronic surveillance, or a moat full of alligators.

    So, I guess, people could accurately say that I proposed a moat full of alligators. Extremists have no sense of humor.

    1. The reptiles are already in and around the WH, and other govt positions.

      No need to fill a moat with them.

      Invite them in, for dinner.

      Yellow eyes with verticsl slits are normal. My friend told me so. Said it was nothing to worry about. Just an eye glitch. Sometimes when irritated or annoyed, it happens sometimes. Friend to friend nothing to be worried about.

      I’m just kidding, geez, or am I? 🤔😂🤣

  9. An actual verified story should give even the blood simple, let’s go kill or wound some kids, people pause is what’s really happening at the border. It’s all about spying on about 2/3 of American citizens. “Now, as a follow-up to our discussion with Will Parrish about his Intercept article, on the use of an Israeli security company to build and manage surveillance technology on the Tohono O’odham Reservation to monitor the border and the Native people who live there, we’re going to speak with Jay Stanley, who is the Senior Policy Analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech Privacy and Technology Project. He was quoted throughout the article, pointing out the dangers that this surveillance technology portends for our entire nation and our democracy. These systems, known as “persistence surveillance technologies,” can monitor the minutest of behaviors and movements, collecting information on us without our even being aware of anything going on.

    The Border Patrol, which partners with the Israeli military technology company Elbit Systems to build and maintain these intricate monitoring technologies, has jurisdiction within 100 miles from the edges of our nation. That could potentially surveil two-thirds of the American people.”

    1. Jill, now this is interesting to say the least. However, Americans seem to care little about our privacy these days

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