Another grand gesture designed to please his base blows up in Trump’s face.
Courtesy of The La Times:
A month after President Trump called for sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the national Border Patrol union called the deployment “a colossal waste of resources.”
“We have seen no benefit,” said Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents 15,000 agents, the National Border Patrol Council.
The criticism is a dramatic departure for the group, which endorsed Trump’s candidacy for president and has praised his border security efforts, including National Guard deployments.
“When I found out the National Guard was going to be on the border I was extremely excited,” Judd said, because previous deployments on the border helped alleviate the Border Patrol’s workload.
But this time, he said, “that has not happened at all.”
It should concern all of us how often, and carelessly Trump shifts around important resources and burns through taxpayer money in order to placate the deplorables.
He is not the president of the United States, he is the leader of a ragtag group of malcontents who believe that all of the country’s ills are the fault of those who do not look as they do, worship as they do, or think as they do.