Trump’s Border Wall Started As ‘Memory Trick For An Undisciplined Candidate,’ ‘New York Times’ Writes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Open Door Christian Academy on October 28, 2016, in Lisbon, Maine.

Although plans for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border have long been at the center of a stalemate that has led to a partial government shutdown that is now on its third week, President Donald Trump’s border wall started out years ago as a “memory trick” for a would-be presidential candidate who was considered “undisciplined.”

According to a New York Times report published on Saturday night, Trump’s earliest political advisers had thought of the border wall as a “mnemonic device” just as he was first mulling a campaign for president in 2014. This, the report noted, was due to Trump’s aversion toward reading speeches from a script and tendency to brag about his accomplishments in the real estate business.

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