President Donald Trump, lately inundated with distractions, and literally besieged with problems, has, according to those closest to him, forgotten about the silly, old Mexican border wall.
What with all the furore about the Mueller Report, redactions, Russian collusion, obstruction, China trade tariffs, the death of Chewbacca and so on, it's not really surprising that Mr. Trump has had his hands full. Now, it turns out, his head is also full, and his closest aides like it like that!
"He's forgotten," said son-in-law, Jared Kushner."But, when it looks like he's on the cusp of remembering, we have to distract him."
"Yes," said Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, "like when a baby is crying for an ice cream, so you draw their attention to a cat, or a bird in a tree, or an airplane in the sky - anything so that they shut up about the ice cream!"
Meanwhile, down along the border areas, workmen were leaning on their spade handles, chatting and smoking Mexican cigarettes.