I will have to disagree with you on Trump and the wall.Why did other Presidents say "We need a wall?' and if they put a huge wall there, no wouldn't stop everyone but might help.If walls are useless then why does Obama, Clintons, everyone that has money, build them around their houses. Some people cant afford them, so the wall at the border will surely help. But you are right about one thing, Trump would have done what he said he would do and some people don't want him to get ahead. I don't think this would be a monument to Trump, this is the people that want the wall. If you go look at the "Gofundme" there is a lot of people that give there. so it is not just Trump wanting to build the wall. Happy New year to you also.
OK fair enough and let’s just address one part of the wall concept. You are right about other Presidents supporting a wall. In 2006, Bush authorized about 700 miles of a “wall.” Now, for arguments sake let’s say our southern border is 2000 miles (it’s really +- 1954 miles) building an effective wall covering 2000 miles is a far cry from building a wall around your own property. I didnt minus out the Bush wall of 700 miles because trump has said it’s too little so I’m sure he would want to include that 700 miles in “his” wall. This is my problem with the wall concept, you can go over and under a wall. Drones and tunnels. I would much rather see that money spent on beefing up our on the ground coverage with ICE as well as beefing up our visa follow up. The wall only addresses our southern border issues while beefing up our visa follow up would cover world wide. To me, that just seems a much more effective solution.
As to the “trump monument” concept. I stand by my opinion on this. Why? Because, on his hotels as well as his office buildings, he includes, in big lights, his name. Take as an example “333 Park Ave Hotel” being turned into “TRUMP 333 Park Ave Hotel” or something like that. He is known, pretty much worldwide, as a egomaniac. When I stayed in Atlantic City, I could see his hotel/casino from my room. His name was in gigantic lit up letters with hurrahs (or whatever) was in much smaller letters under the trump name. But whatever. This is too small of a point for us to split hairs over.