Remember when Trump promised his supporters in 2016 that he was going to “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it”? Remember when he said that wall would be made of steel and that every time someone pointed out how racist and xenophobic it was, he’d make it even higher?
Yeah, that hasn’t happened.
Hurricane Hanna – just now – blowing over Trump’s mighty border wall between the United States and Mexico…. https://t.co/0zNejNLYC9
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 26, 2020
I saved a copy: pic.twitter.com/ni0LMb9EBf
— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@JediCounselor) July 27, 2020
In fact, Trump has overseen the building of just three new miles of border wall, none of which is steel. Instead, the fences that stood at the border before Trump was president have been repaired in some places and on Saturday, Hurricane Hanna knocked parts of them down.
Former University of Kentucky and NBA basketball player Rex Chapman retweeted video of the knee-slapping moment the “wall” came down, blowing away in sections. Moments later, the video was removed from Twitter, but luckily someone had already made a copy of the video and included it in a comment.
Much of the old racist magic that Trump was able to inspire in 2016 is going to be more difficult to push these days after Trump’s failure in building a border wall (not to mention that Mexico still hasn’t sent that check yet) and the horrors of his immigration policy resulted in photos of children locked in cages and crying. But his wall coming down is the perfect metaphor for his 2020 bid. Everything he promised his supporters in the last go-round have fallen way short of his supporters’ original expectations, or have just fallen, period.
Twitter got quite a laugh out of the video. Read some of their comments below:
Featured image screenshot via Twitter video