President Donald Trump took a break from his Mar-a-Largo vacation to give an update on his border wall.
Trump had famously promised that Mexico would pay for a concrete wall, but that proved false when Mexico refused.
Trump then shut down the government in an unsuccessful attempt to get taxpayers to pay for a steel-slat fence. After Congress only appropriated $1.37 billion for border barriers, Trump declared a national emergency in a bid to take money for the wall from other projects Congress had funded.
Trump’s declaration is already being challenged in court.
Despite his public failures, Trump used all capital letters in a tweet claiming he is currently building his wall.
BUILDING THE WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
The internet was not impressed, here is some of what people said in reply:
PLAYING THE GOLF
— Not Maureen Dowd (@MaureenDowdTwit) February 17, 2019
HOLY FUCK. This is what Twitter Tourette's looks like, ladies and gentlemen. Uncontrollable outbursts of nonsense that make sense only to the Tweeter. https://t.co/uGqStA3HsK
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) February 17, 2019
PICS OR IT DIDN`T HAPPEN
— Sicko 🇻🇪🇨🇳🇧🇷 🇨🇺🇰🇵 (@lolhehehe) February 17, 2019
If you mean you're out there literally building it yourself with your own two hands then I guess I can get behind that approach. https://t.co/Paf5EVEsUj
— Jonathan Cristol (@jonathancristol) February 17, 2019
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 17, 2019
Ann doesn’t seem convinced!https://t.co/al2CBD087d
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) February 17, 2019
I thought Mexico was paying, based on campaign promises. https://t.co/HJHh5ceaMR
— Andrew Williams (@vog1443) February 17, 2019
Great! Mueller's BUILDING THE CASE https://t.co/83WKXWn20i
— Xorje Olivares (@XorjeO) February 17, 2019
Meanwhile…every single Representative whose districts are on the border, including the Republicans, think the Wall is a stupid fucking idea. Even more stupid than the morons at your rallies. Yes THAT stupid.
— Shugar (@GregShugar) February 17, 2019
BUILDING THE INSANE ASYLUM. https://t.co/nRSh0nl4y2
— Amr Khalifa (@Cairo67Unedited) February 17, 2019
Looks like Mexico's check never cleared, eh?
— King Kong's Ding Dong (@KingKsdong) February 17, 2019
No you aren’t. You are eating omelettes and playing golf.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 17, 2019
Talking about you at the omelet bar…
1) Do you not do your orange spray-tan while at Mar-a-Lago?
2) where's your hair?
3) beige pants and shirt… really? pic.twitter.com/LfcE3j4fJn
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) February 17, 2019
No, Trump is actually playing golf after declaring a fake national emergency to pander to his bigoted base like a demagogue.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 17, 2019
Mexico will pay for it
Mexico will pay us back
Mexico will indirectly pay through trade
America will pay but Congress will approve
Make America pay or I shut down the Govt
I'm stealing tax revenue to pay for it…
— Ken Voss (@58bugeye) February 17, 2019
PLAYING GOLF AFTER DECLARING A NATIONAL EMERGENCY!!!
— Kristina Womp-Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) February 17, 2019