The American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] is a convention of Conservative activists and politicians known for being one of the biggest events of the year for the far-Right.
This year’s CPAC is on its third day and its speakers have already generated some wildly false claims, from former White House aide Sebastian Gorka threatening that Democrats are hell-bent on banning hamburgers to Donald Trump Jr. fanning fears of nonexistent “Post Term Abortions.”
Democrats are enemy number one at CPAC, and the cocktail menu at one of its parties tried to reflect that. Instead, it only opened itself up for ridicule.
Owning the libs by reminding everyone of the president’s signature campaign promise he famously failed to fulfill pic.twitter.com/HYLbLfGUch
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) March 1, 2019
The menu reads:
Russian Collusion – Vodka Soda
AOC – Juice box
The Wall – Whisky Neat
Sarah Sanders – Bourbon on the Rocks
Mexico will pay for it – Tequila Sunrise
T-RUM-p Derangement Syndrome – Rum & Coke
KAVANAUGH “I like beer” – A Beer
CRYN’ [sic] Chuck Schumer – Wine
The item that got the most attention was the “Mexico will pay for it.” You’ll recall then-candidate Donald Trump’s oft-repeated campaign promise that Mexico would pay for a wall at the southern border. In his attempts to secure American taxpayer funding for the wall, Trump initiated the longest government shutdown in United States history and just recently declared a national emergency at the border—a move whose constitutionality is in question.
Apparently the person behind this menu didn’t know or didn’t care that Trump gave up on Mexico directly paying for the wall years ago.
People were sure to remind attendees of the conference just how inept Trump has proven to be with his wall promise.
The wall should just be a cup of ice that the bartender keeps promising to fill soon
— Idk (@_atidk) March 1, 2019
Very appropriate that you have to pay for the "Mexico will pay for it"…. Plus tip
— Andres Sanchez (@FortunasDunce) March 1, 2019
Appropriately enough Mexico won’t actually pay for that drink either.
— Will Rayner (@WillRayner__) March 1, 2019
Isn't "Mexico will pay for it" a self-own?
— Jonathan Rossman (@jon_rossman) March 1, 2019
After you order it, you are told you have to pay for it and it’s just some orange juice dribbled in a few places on a cocktail napkin
— NickatNite (@NickBurnsItAll) March 1, 2019
That wasn’t all they noticed.