Trump: 'If There's a Concrete Wall... Go Through It!'

“If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it!”

A younger, yet equally subtle Donald Trump proclaimed those words in a 2004 commencement speech to the graduating class of Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. These nearly 15-year-old statements recently gained traction after a portion of the video was shared by Trevor Noah this week.

While we’re not blind to metaphor (symbolism?), there’s a certain prescience here, considering prototypes for Trump’s current wall have apparently been defeated by a damn saw.

But we’re sure the final version of the totally-happening, steel/concrete/transparent/electric wall will be utterly impenetrable.


Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.

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