One of the biggest things President Trump ran on was his promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to make America safe again. German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Mexico and spent a large portion trashing the idea of a wall with the leaders of Mexico.
She admitted that countries throughout history have used walls to keep unwanted people out, but she argued that this only worked because those countries had “sensible relationships” with the neighboring countries.
“Obviously the main reason for people leaving must be addressed on site first, which means putting up walls and cutting oneself off will not solve the problem. It’s an issue you can study well in the history of China with the Wall of China, you can study it in the history of the Roman Empire. Essentially, only when great empires have managed to forge sensible relationships with their neighbors and to manage migration has it been a success,” said Merkel.
Are you surprised at how little sense her argument makes? Should she stay out of the affairs between the United States and Mexico?