NowThis is mocking the White House over a video of workers constructing a California border wall, because the wall isn’t fresh construction but rather replacing dilapidated fencing.
And because the workers in the video are speaking Spanish.
The White House claims these Spanish-speaking workers are ‘building the wall’ in California.
In reality, they’re replacing a section of decades-old fencing.
As of July 2019, Trump has not built a single mile of new border wall. pic.twitter.com/PTZpysfodS
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 22, 2019
“The White House claims these Spanish-speaking workers are ‘building the wall’ in California,” the far-left “news” site posted to Twitter Wednesday. “In reality, they’re replacing a section of decades-old fencing.
“As of July 2019, Trump has not built a single mile of new border wall.”
A video accompanying the post shows workers filling a reinforced wall foundation with concrete as some shouted back and forth in Spanish.
Video text: “Listen to these workers speaking Spanish as they ‘build the wall’”
“The White House tweeted this video, claiming ‘Wall construction is underway near Otay Mesa, California!’
“But they’re really replacing existing fencing that has been in place for decades”
“As of July 2019, Trump had not built a single mile of new border wall according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” the video claimed.
The misleading 40-second clip obviously leads viewers to believe the president is touting brand new border wall construction on virgin soil when he discusses the hundreds of miles of wall completed since he took office, though Trump has never made that claim.
From a logical perspective, areas with existing, ineffective border fencing are undoubtedly in the most high-traffic areas – priority locations for border security improvements.
The video itself literally shows “wall construction is underway near Otay Mesa, California,” and NowThis simply highlighted the fact that a flimsy fence previously stood at the site.
The focus on Spanish speaking workers only supports President Trump’s proud accomplishment of record employment rates for Hispanics, blacks and other minorities. It also goes to show that the Hispanics in the video support the border wall, or they wouldn’t have showed up to work. There’s lots of jobs available right now.
The national unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. reached a record low of 4.2 percent in April. The U.S. reached a record high of nearly 28 million employed Hispanics in December 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.
“One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Trump economy has been Hispanics, whose entrepreneurial talents have been harnessed in this climate of deregulation and tax cuts,” Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz said, according to CNSnews. “While Democrats play class warfare and identity politics, President Trump’s policies are creating a booming economy that is lifting all boats.”