Samuel L. Jackson Tells Trump to Pay for the Border Wall Himself
'Avengers' and 'Glass' star went after the president during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' on Monday night
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is no fan of the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show” on Monday night, Jackson suggested President Donald Trump should pay for the wall himself.
A dispute over funding for the border security wall has led to a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats — and caused the current partial government shutdown, which began on December 22.
“Wall, wall, wall, wall, wall, wall! Is that all, all, all you can say?” Jackson said in a segment in which he performed a mock poetry slam.
The “Shaft” actor continued, “I don’t care if it’s concrete, steel, or papier-mâché. Guess what, Donald? Mexico ain’t going to pay.”
He then called the president a “cheap motherf*****.”
“No way, Jose! So cut it out, ’cause we ain’t no suckers. Cough up the money yourself, you cheap motherf*****,” said Jackson.
In another bit, Jackson called out the president of the United States for the current partial government shutdown.
“Longest shutdown in history. The record is beat, What a feat. People hitting the street, While the elite compete. Resources deplete, If only they could shut down the president’s tweets,” said Jackson.
But the actor is ignoring some other basic facts.
In the face of congressional inaction, some everyday Americans have been donating their own money to a cause they believe in — and urging others to do the same.
“We are grateful for the president’s steadfast commitment to border security, the single most important issue plaguing our country,” said Kolfage in a press release about the campaign. “Rather than subsidizing the federal government, which has betrayed the American people by obstructing President Donald Trump’s agenda, ‘We Build the Wall’ is taking the president’s signature campaign promise into our own hands.”
Kolfage said he has been so encouraged by donations to his campaign that he may start a 501(c)4 called “We Build the Wall, Inc.”
Some media outlets have reported that the massive sum will eventually need to be given to GoFundMe — but Kolfage has called these reports “false.”
“The federal government won’t be able to accept our donations any time soon,” Kolfage wrote on his “We the People Will Build the Wall” page. “We are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border.”
Because donating the funds to the federal government is an increasingly complicated matter, Kolfage said he will find alternative means to use his funds to help protect the border.
“We are already taking action on identifying the most densely crossed areas of the border, soliciting affected landowners along the Southern border, and ascertaining the willingness of border landowners to provide no or low-cost easements on their property for wall construction,” Kolfage said.
Samuel L. Jackson can be seen in the films “Avengers: Endgame,” “Shaft,” and “Glass” this year.
“Glass” is a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2017’s “Split” and also features the more right-leaning Bruce Willis.
Check out a trailer for “Glass” below: