President Donald Trump on Wednesday made a bizarre claim about how asylum-seeking refugees are crossing the southern border, and the internet is completely dumbfounded.
As the federal government remains shut down for the 19th day, Trump's latest and perhaps his weirdest push for a border wall went as follows:
Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office while signing an anti-human trafficking bill, Trump said migrants trying to cross into the United States possess fleets of vehicles superior to those used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"The fact is if we don't have barriers, walls, call it what you want, but if we don't have very strong barriers where people can not any longer drive right across, they have unbelievable vehicles," Trump claimed without offering any evidence or specifics. "They make a lot of money."
The president continued:
"They have the best vehicles you can buy. They have stronger, bigger, and faster vehicles than our police have, than ICE has, than Border Patrol has."
WATCH: Trump argues that we need a border wall to stop migrants just driving right across in their "unbelievable ve… https://t.co/nqrwAp4bby— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast) 1547056865.0
Trump's made-believe stampede of migrants "are very good at that," the president said, again not specifying who is "good" at what.
@thedailybeast @MrMittensthecat https://t.co/Cc5GbbzWyc— Derp Dig-in-it’s-Thanksgiving-ler (@Derp Dig-in-it’s-Thanksgiving-ler) 1547060646.0
"They have areas they go to... it's like a highway," he added, "and we have to close 'em up. If we don't close 'em up, you're all kidding yourselves."
The Twitterverse shared some of the possible vehicles Trump has convinced himself are marauding through desert highways.
Imperial walkers are a likely culprit; too bad our Snow Speeder units are furloughed.
@thedailybeast Sarah Sanders: President Trump has decided to declassify sensitive surveillance footage of these veh… https://t.co/p5vxfN9FF2— Cindy Otis (Pre-order TRUE OR FALSE now!) (@Cindy Otis (Pre-order TRUE OR FALSE now!)) 1547057081.0
@satcomsid @thedailybeast Our newest border patrol recruits: https://t.co/PyXs7ckqDu— Cindy Otis (Pre-order TRUE OR FALSE now!) (@Cindy Otis (Pre-order TRUE OR FALSE now!)) 1547058374.0
Could it be Tripods?
@thedailybeast Meanwhile, at the southern border . . . https://t.co/mDxuySqP3c— Neal McNeil (@Neal McNeil) 1547057690.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/eDY650sXGl— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1547058775.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/00SsZfUjIF— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus) 1547057089.0
@thedailybeast Soon the WH will be showing clips of Mad Max to ramp up "The Scare". https://t.co/2jghGVX7Je— DJ (@DJ) 1547057028.0
How about Transformers?
@thedailybeast https://t.co/xU8dkfjqin— Aryeh Cohen-Wade (@Aryeh Cohen-Wade) 1547058388.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/qMl3DZgQtB— scarr411 (@scarr411) 1547058135.0
There were plenty of other guesses too.
They pretty much speak for themselves.
@thedailybeast Meanwhile in Tijuana https://t.co/FuSjZ7rhGr— 🅰🆁🆃🅾🅼🅰🆃🅸🅺 (@🅰🆁🆃🅾🅼🅰🆃🅸🅺) 1547056907.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/Da7YhzRenN— Mother Resister 🗽⚖️ (@Mother Resister 🗽⚖️) 1547057429.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/Zl0YNjfNry— Mike Yams Everywhere (@Mike Yams Everywhere) 1547057457.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/FXn6GSnwc9— Brad Rothschild (@Brad Rothschild) 1547057783.0
@thedailybeast @joanmccarter https://t.co/8u0vXxf5a2— Mark Pitcavage (@Mark Pitcavage) 1547058293.0
@thedailybeast The invasion has started. 😂 https://t.co/jQ4rALtDlb— Mark Andrade (@Mark Andrade) 1547061065.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/adt3q3PsQ6— Scott Klatt (@Scott Klatt) 1547060278.0
Would a wall stop these vehicles?
@thedailybeast Ladies and gents, the "president of the United States" channeling his delusional Mad Max theory of '… https://t.co/zN2BjMgO02— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘) 1547058613.0
@thedailybeast you'd think if they had those "unbelievable vehicles" they wouldn't have walked 2,000 miles— trixie (@trixie) 1547057951.0
@thedailybeast A wall to stop vehicles? The vehicles come through ports of entry, numbnuts! We don’t need a wall!!… https://t.co/ARIKbPbTb1— themocollins (@themocollins) 1547057785.0
This is your daily reminder that none of this is normal.