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    #1

    fill in and top

    What does "fill in and top" mean here? Does it mean "fill in (the concrete) and make the top (of the concrete) smooth"? That is, Trump means why American military did not hit the runways in the Syria attack is because runways are cheap?

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    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 19h19 hours ago
    The reason you don't generally hit runways is that they are easy and inexpensive to quickly fix (fill in and top)!

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 23h23 hours ago
    Congratulations to our great military men and women for representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack.

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    Re: fill in and top

    I understand the statement to mean the Tweeter in Chief thinks it's easy to fill in holes in runways and apply a new top surface.
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    Re: fill in and top

    Trump's tweets are often vague but I would agree with GoesStation.

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    Re: fill in and top

    Bombing a runway or road doesn't take as long to fix as bombing a building. You can fill the holes in and resurface, while a building may take complete reconstruction.

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