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"If I ever had a child that made such a fuss as that woman, the child would be ground…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to United Airlines Coach Class Coke Rule is Islamophobic ….. no, seriously

44 Jun 8, 2015
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"these "pledges" are starting to look ridiculous."

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to GOP Pledges to 'Rein In' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming

41 Jun 9, 2015
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"JB is right; but - unfortunately, his stubbornness to continue/advocate illegal alie…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to Jeb: Obama 'living in alternative universe' if thinks economy is booming

33 Jun 5, 2015
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"I think his (first) speech on the floor was a good one - he (must be new? haven't he…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to GOPer decries 'regulation without representation'

16 Jun 4, 2015
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"threats aren't doing anything to stop this runaway train; just do it.  it isn't poli…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to Republicans threaten State Dept. funding until Clinton, Benghazi docs are provided

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"If Russia is so evil, why then does our government have to attempt to set them up al…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to International diss: Russia’s Sergey Lavrov says failed ‘reset’ was ‘invention of Hillary Clinton’

12 Jun 6, 2015
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"My own intuition:  10 percent think Obama is doing well cuz they're actively involve…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to Obama favorability below all living White House predecessors, poll shows

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"and every week you hear some mid-east leader yelling about how they are going to era…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to Obama: Netanyahu undermines Israeli credibility 'as a whole'

22 Jun 4, 2015
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"with you on that - don't care if people are purple, green, gay, lesbian, whatever na…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 3, 2015 to $52,293 NIH Study Aims to Reduce Discrimination of LGBT Schizophrenics by Convenience Store Clerks

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"Hedge funds, futures, the "new money" way - Clinton started running the economy of o…"

Katherine Hovey replied Jun 2, 2015 to Is Bill Clinton Suffering from Dementia? Former White House Aide is Now Seriously Questioning the Mental Health of Both of the Clintons......

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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