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Letter: The evil empire is developing some cracks

Milan Knutson of Fargo writes about Republicans' response to former President Trump's plans to run again in 2024.

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Recently some top Republicans have begun to slither out of whatever crevices they have been hiding in and getting their brains re-acclimated to fresh air and sunshine. This is not good news for Trump as he intends to run again in 2024.

Trump chose his comedy act at Mar-a-Lago to make the announcement. At least I think it was a comedy act. It made me laugh. There were more facts in the story of Little Red Riding Hood than in the content of his speech. For instance, he said that the oceans are expected to rise about 1/8 of an inch in the next 200 to 300 years. Scientists (an offensive word to many Trumpers) say that the oceans are expected to rise about a foot within the next half century. We may need to build sea walls instead of a border wall.

Speaking of a border wall, I recall Trump making the campaign promise before the 2016 election that we are going to build a border wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. At first I thought that he was just making stuff up like he usually does, but then I heard it may have been a misunderstanding. It seems that Trump did go to Mexico to make a deal but he misunderstood what he was told. It seems that the Spanish words for, “Yes, we will pay for it” sound a great deal like the Spanish words for, ”You have poo for brains.” It is easy to see why he got confused. I will give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

If we ever decide we really need to build a border wall, we must be sure we hire the right people for the job. Tommy Fischer may be good at shoveling sand and gravel and bribing Kevin Cramer, but he has shown that he is not the man for this job. No, we need the Chinese. Just look at the Great Wall they built and in all the centuries it has been in place there have been no reports of any Mexicans getting through. Not a one! Our fortune cookie would say, “You can’t get better results than that!”

Milan Knutson lives in Fargo.

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