Trump’s wall issue is a fake news hoax. The last thing the Donald wants is to see his wall built. It is critical for firing up his base that those “others” be seen as blocking his flagship issue. In fact at one time the Democrats were willing to give him the full 25 billion he wanted to build his midlevel wall in return for a DACA fix. At first he agreed then turned around and found an excuse to turn it down. In this instance it wasn’t a case of Trump being a bad dealmaker. He simply wasn’t going to let go of his ultimate fan base prod.
Meanwhile, his ruthless border security policies are harming children and endangering the lives of the helpless poor of Central America and Mexico. The Trump operational pattern is always the same as his destructive casino adventures. He wants to be a big man with a child’s intellect, and thus his houses of cards always come tumbling down, in which case he finds a way for others to take the biggest hits.
So at some level he does recognize that he is a moron, and thus makes multiple arrangements for finding ways to shift blame and have bailout provisions in place — right Vladimir?
The only thing remaining undecided about Trump’s standard operation procedure of destruction is will Robert Mueller cut off his escape route this time. In other words has his rising to the presidency become a bridge (or wall) too far for this White House imposter?