Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has some solid ideas on how to fund the border wall, but his solution left CNN’s “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota aghast.
President Donald Trump made the building of a border wall between the United States and Mexico a key tenet of his campaign, but reality has started to sink in on his ambitious plans.
The money needed to get the ball rolling will need to come from somewhere.
That topic came up when Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to have a chat with co-host Alisyn Camerota, who kicked things off by asking King if he felt comfortable using taxpayer dollars for the project.
King had the audacity to provide a common sense perspective, and that was bit too much for Camerota to bear.
“Absolutely yes, and more, and I’d throw another $5 billion on the pile,“ King said, as transcribed by Breitbart.
To make that happen, King said he would target things such as Planned Parenthood and food stamps.
Camerota’s brow was pretty furrowed at this point, and she was so taken aback that she pressed for confirmation.
“You want to take food from people who are the people who are on the lowest rung in terms of the nation’s safety net, and their children?” she breathlessly asked.
Undeterred, King would pepper Camerota with facts to bolster his argument. Based on Camerota’s nonstop eye rolls and generally confused expression, we can chalk this one up as a clear win for King – and for common sense.
“We built the program because to solve the problem of malnutrition in America, and now we have a problem of obesity,” he said in response to Camerota’s assertion that every single person using food stamps is in dire need of them.
See the full interview below.