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 (@Donald J. Trump)1550362204.0
The internet was not impressed, here is some of what people said in reply:
@realDonaldTrump PLAYING THE GOLF— Not Maureen Dowd (@Not Maureen Dowd)1550362240.0
HOLY FUCK. This is what Twitter Tourette's looks like, ladies and gentlemen. Uncontrollable outbursts of nonsense… https://t.co/GCThPdvzPD— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1550362309.0
@realDonaldTrump PICS OR IT DIDN`T HAPPEN— Luiz Claudio 🏴 (@Luiz Claudio 🏴)1550362237.0
If you mean you're out there literally building it yourself with your own two hands then I guess I can get behind t… https://t.co/9BnfUNlAdF— Jonathan Cristol (@Jonathan Cristol)1550362573.0
@realDonaldTrump SUNDOWNING HARD— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1550362268.0
[sung to Judas Priest] https://t.co/y0g9ULnKmg— TOM MARTIN (@TOM MARTIN)1550362811.0
@realDonaldTrump Ann doesn’t seem convinced! https://t.co/al2CBD087d— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1550362318.0
You played yourself. https://t.co/yP0NRVi9L5— Tom Philpott (@Tom Philpott)1550362349.0
@realDonaldTrump I thought Mexico was paying, based on campaign promises. https://t.co/HJHh5ceaMR— Andrew Williams (@Andrew Williams)1550362206.0
Great! Mueller's BUILDING THE CASE https://t.co/83WKXWn20i— Xorje Olivares (@Xorje Olivares)1550362356.0
BUILDING THE INSANE ASYLUM. https://t.co/nRSh0nl4y2— Amr Khalifa (@Amr Khalifa)1550362363.0
@realDonaldTrump Looks like Mexico's check never cleared, eh?— King Kong's Ding Dong (@King Kong's Ding Dong)1550362272.0
@realDonaldTrump No you aren’t. You are eating omelettes and playing golf.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1550362311.0
@realDonaldTrump Talking about you at the omelet bar... 1) Do you not do your orange spray-tan while at Mar-a-Lago… https://t.co/IlGE5aqQzg— Pé (@Pé)1550362763.0
@realDonaldTrump No, Trump is actually playing golf after declaring a fake national emergency to pander to his bigo… https://t.co/PDi1Ixhe6o— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1550362295.0
A wall of omelets? https://t.co/ZiUGNywveK— Savan Kotecha (@Savan Kotecha)1550362568.0
@realDonaldTrump 2015 Mexico will pay for it 2016 Mexico will pay us back 2017 Mexico will indirectly pay through… https://t.co/iAG77wQ9z2— BlueDream 2020 (@BlueDream 2020)1550362377.0
@realDonaldTrump PLAYING GOLF AFTER DECLARING A NATIONAL EMERGENCY!!!— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@Kristina Wong ❄️)1550362261.0