Trump To Grads In ’04: ‘If There’s A Concrete Wall In Front Of You, Go Through It’


“There’s always a tweet,” the saying goes, that shows the Donald Trump of years past contradicting the Donald Trump of today. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Wednesday dug up the video equivalent.

“Oh man, once Trump gets his wall he better hope no one shows Mexico this old video we found,” the program tweeted Wednesday night.

The video is a portion of Trump’s 2004 commencement speech at Wagner College, in which he tells graduates: “Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”

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