Silenced and without the Twitter loudspeaker that communicated with the world, President Donald Trump plans to travel to the southern border of the country this Tuesday to visit what was his main campaign promise: the 640 kilometers of wall built between the United States and Mexico.
Trump has not been seen in public since last Wednesday he encouraged the assault on the Capitol .
The one who may go down in history as the worst president in the nation resists leaving power without a last show of force, which he necessarily has to stage far from the White House since in Washington he is a political corpse.
After the violent assault of his ultras on the Capitol, the president released two videos, in one of which he gave up, admitting defeat, condemning the violence and promising to facilitate the transition to the president-elect, Joe Biden, without mentioning him by name. .
The president is reluctant to leave power without what will undoubtedly be his swan song, his last provocation before, as he has already announced, he does not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new president and even leaves the White House a day earlier than tradition dictates.
The latest White House agendas were futile, an indicator that the president was aimless, perhaps taking the strokes that drowned people give before succumbing to their fate. “Many calls, many meetings” were limited to reporting from the press department.
However, on Sunday night, that trend was broken and a news item was released that again proved how alien the tycoon lives to reality and how necessary grandiloquent gestures are for him, no matter how empty of content they may be. to be.
“President Trump will travel to Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday to sign the completion of more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) of border wall,” announced Judd Deer, one of the spokesmen for the White House in a brief statement in which It is the last week of Trump’s term.
“A promise made and a promise kept,” continued in an electoral tone, even if it sounded like an epitaph. According to the spokesman, Trump’s wall “concentrates the efforts of his Administration to reform the failed immigration system.”
The 640 kilometers of construction are still far from the “great, beautiful wall” that Trump promised during the 2016 election campaign, when he suggested that practically the 1,954 miles (3,144 kilometers) of border between the two countries would be sealed so that it would not enter from Mexico ” people with a lot of problems, who bring drugs, crime and are rapists.
To this day, four years after an erratic Administration, Trump has only achieved a small percentage of his megalomaniac dream of sealing an impossible border. President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to halt construction of the wall, though he will not dismantle what Trump has left in the form of 681,000 tons of steel and more than 1 billion cubic meters of concrete.
While the voices calling for his resignation grow and the Democrats presented the indictment in the House of Representatives on Monday to proceed with impeachment – with the anticipation of voting in the middle of the week if Vice President Pence does not agree to remove the outgoing president – another test more of the president’s loneliness will be that he will go to Texas without the company of those allies who used to cheer his anti-immigration slogans.
Neither the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbot, nor his number two will be at the foot of the ladder waiting for the still commander-in-chief of the United States to descend. Both politicians have argued to justify their absence that they must be in Austin for the opening of the new legislature.
Democrats and many Republicans considered the wall a waste, a very expensive construction whose aim was to feed Trump’s desire for a monument for posterity built under the guise of security. Ultimately it will be a huge scar in a very delicate environmental landscape.
After ruling for four years under the blow of Twitter, with 89 million followers and 55,000 messages in more than a decade, the outgoing president travels to Texas with no amplifier other than a depleted communication department of the White House and the press pool that usually accompanies you.
If you pay attention to the information in the media, it is possible that in his tribute to the wall there are more detractors manifesting themselves than the usual court of the president.
Without a chief of staff (Stephanie Grisham) and without a press officer (Anna Cristina Niceta), both on staff for the first lady of the United States until they resigned last Wednesday after the assault on the Capitol, Melania Trump has expressed her feelings of the last few days through the medium that has silenced her husband, Twitter. Mrs. Trump said “disappointed and discouraged with what happened last week.”
But he did not want to miss the opportunity to criticize “the lying gossip and unjustified personal attacks” against her. Although it does not clarify these personal attacks, the CNN network has assured that during the violent assault on the Capitol, Melania was conducting a photo session that she refused to interrupt to try to convince her husband to ask for an end to the violence.