On Thursday, Donald Trump flew out to the Texas border with Mexico in an attempt to build a stronger case for his controversial border wall.
During a press conference, where he was flanked by tearful families who had loved ones killed by illegal immigrants and unpaid border patrol agents affected by the government shutdown, the president made a bizarre claim.
When responding to criticism that his proposal for the border wall is a 'medieval' policy, Trump boldly claimed that it wasn't and that decided to bring up the history of the humble wheel.
They say a wall is medieval. Well, a wheel is older than a wall.
"They say a wall is medieval—well, so is a wheel," Pres. Trump says at meeting near southern border. "A wheel is ol… https://t.co/0PJ5GsQ5cf
Trump then continued his rambling speech by talking about the expensive cars that the Secret Service use and the wheels on those vehicles.
And I looked, and every single car out there, even the really expensive ones that the Secret Service uses - and believe me they are expensive - I said, ‘Do they all have wheels?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Oh. I thought it was medieval.’
The wheel is older than the wall. You know that? There are some things that work. A wheel works and a wall works.
Trump's argument really doesn't make much sense at all and it's not entirely obvious where he got this logic from.
If he would have done just a little bit of research he would have found that walls actually predate wheels by a couple of thousand years.
Don't believe us? Then take a look at what archaeologist Sarah Parcak posted in reply to a tweet featuring Trump's bizarre statement.
Walls date back to Jericho, ca 8000 BC
The ealiest wheel found was from Ur, ca 3100 BC
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