Fox & Friends is Adorably Hopeful on Border Wall Deal: I Bet Trump’s ‘Got Something Up His Sleeve…’


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Sean Hannity may not be on board, but the Fox & Friends gang is keeping the faith. Tuesday morning on the curvy couch, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade did an impressive job trying to put on a happy face for President Donald Trump following the announcement of a border deal which secures less than 25 percent of what the commander-in-chief was seeking for a physical barrier. “[M]aybe this is a start,” Earhardt said. “Maybe the president would say, ‘Okay, I’ll agree to this. But I’m going to get money elsewhere.’ He said we definitely are going to build the wall.” Brian Kilmeade said, no matter how much money is allocated, the wall can only be built so fast. “The $1.375 billion, a lot less than $5.7,” Kilmeade said. “However, you get 55 miles. It’s taken them a and a half just to start on 2017. Not that they’re lazy. But because contracts have to be handed out, equipment has got to be acquired, and they’ve got to get the plans. So they’re starting this week from 2017. “Now, they’re starting 55 miles. Barack Obama built 133 miles. George Bush did 155 miles. This would get them up to about 110. And they’re not going to slow down. So even if the money was all there, and they got $20 billion, they probably couldn’t have picked up the pace.” This, of course, fails to explain why Trump sought $5.7 billion in the first place. “Keep in mind,” Doocy added later, “Democrats didn’t want him to build one mile.” “So this is a big step, right?” Earhardt said — sounding far from convinced. “I think the president’s probably going to say, ‘You know what? I’m going to take that number right there, $1.4 billion for 55 miles of border wall,'” Doocy said. “And then, I bet he’s got something up his sleeve.” Watch above, via Fox News.

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