Ex-congressman tells Trump to ‘sit on’ his proposed border fence

Moving away from a campaign promise to build a wall on Mexico’s dime, President Donald Trump has recently demanded $5 billion from Congress to start construction on a “steel slat barrier” along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump posted a mock-up of the proposal in a tweet on Friday. Among the reactions was a particularly pointed jab from retired U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat.

“Sit on it, you imbecile,” he tweeted, including the original image’s depiction of sharp spikes atop the fence spokes.

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