Donald Trump’s rise to popularity and eventual win in the primaries and the general election was largely due to his promise to build a massive, scary wall. Thus preventing bad hombres from swinging their sombreros across the border. Well today, America got even closer to erecting a giant border wall sure to inspire many wet pantalones.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
Naturally, I have an animated gif to commemorate this moment. Don’t tell CNN, I’d hate for them to dox the animator.
Sorry, muchachos. Crossing into Los Estados Unidos shan’t be so easy anymore. We’re crying with you, but ours are not tears of sadness. Keep your tortilla folding ways in Mexico. We’re all full up here.
Americans have been clamoring for better border security for as long as politicians have been “ignoring” people scurrying across it (see BRILLIANT! Trump Proposes Solar Panels for The Wall. Liberals Flabbergasted and WATCH: Charles Krauthammer, PragerU Make STRONG Case For a Border). But a tweet from POTUS makes it sound as if the arguing is over.
A House spending bill stealthily advanced on Tuesday, funds all of Trump’s initial $1.6 billion wall plan for the U.S.-Mexican border. The funding comes as part of the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill.
I mean, it’s not a complete win-win because Mexico was supposed to pay for it. So the goalpost has been moved a bit. Now Trumpers and Trumpettes are saying Mexico is going to “reimburse” us for the wall. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you. Or at the very least, part of a wall along the Mexican border. It’s okay, I stamped it with “Make America Great Again, and go back to Mexico because this wall is closed, bitches.” Someone somewhere is going to say that joke is racist. I invite that person to stick their head in an oven.
But still, a win is a win. Build the wall. Build it high. Build it wide.