President Donald Trump told supporters at a Montana rally on Saturday that the barbed wire installed by active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border this week was “beautiful.”
Continuing with his condemnation of the migrant caravan headed toward the country, the president described it as being composed of “vicious” and “very tough young people” who “hurt Mexican military very badly.”
“Mexico is trying, they are trying but we’re different, we have our military on the border,” he said. “And I noticed all that beautiful barbed wire going up today. Barbed wire, used properly, can be a beautiful sight.”
TRUMP: “Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight." pic.twitter.com/BFuc3ljwfo
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 3, 2018
With the midterms just days away, the Trump administration has made the migrant caravan a campaign issue. Last week it was announced that at least 5,200 active-duty troops would be sent to the border despite it still being more than 700 miles away.
Having Trump behind barbed wire would be the best sight.
— Ricki2008 (@Ricki2008) November 4, 2018
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) November 3, 2018
I've seen lots of barbed wire in lots of situations. It's never ever been a beautiful sight.
— Tony P-K (@BongoThePongo) November 3, 2018
Dear God. Did he ever see the Berlin Wall with barbed wire, guard dogs, rollers at the top and German soldier's marching back and forth with guns? He is sickening.
— Patricia L. Franz (@patricialfranz) November 3, 2018
When I think of rolls of barbed wire used like that, reminds me of… pic.twitter.com/H6161943Mt
— keith johnson (@keith_johnson) November 3, 2018
Ask any Japanese American who were rounded up and put behind barbed wire if it was a “beautiful sight”.My grandparents and parents did not find the view beautiful.
— 0bento Box (@0bentobox) November 3, 2018
“Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight.“ DJT pic.twitter.com/rwsibKGJ23