As Senate Republicans desperately negotiate to try to reach some kind of deal to placate the president and keep the government funded so everyone can go home for the holidays, President Trump has been tirelessly working the phones and carefully considering his options to avoid a self-inflicted humiliation and so that hundreds of thousands of federal workers don’t have to go through Christmas without pay.
Just kidding. He’s been dreaming of a white America and lusting for his beautiful wall. The president took to Twitter and shared this horrifying image with the nation, ostensibly a “design” of a “steel flats wall” that appears to have been made of clip-art from the late 90s’.
A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
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Where even to begin?
The most appalling part of it is obviously the highlighted close up of the sharp spikes on the top, which is meant to conjure images of impaled migrants in the minds of vicious racists.
It’s unclear how this wall would be so “totally effective” either, seeing as it appears one could simply dig under it or perhaps ram the poles with some kind of wheeled vehicle.
Among other issues, this doesn’t look structurally sound. No horizontal bracing? How deep are these driven into the ground? https://t.co/GPQELVlkPm
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) December 21, 2018
Beauty, is of course, in the eye of the beholder, but this author fails to see how anyone but a heartless sociopath could look at this and see anything but the bars of an enormous jail cell topped with medieval instruments of cruelty.
Social media users were utterly dumbfounded, and quickly let the president know what they thought of it.
— goldenfiddle (@goldenfiddle) December 21, 2018
— Christmas Cube (@flangy) December 21, 2018
— ill slap my own ass (@DocKrohm) December 21, 2018
— DeeHour (@DeeLumenHour) December 21, 2018
— Al Meeks Jr (@DetranMusic) December 21, 2018
Sit on it, you imbecile. https://t.co/R4jOyjxsqv
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) December 21, 2018