Trump and the White House Twitter account released a video promoting Trump’s border wall on Thursday, showing a very small section of wall being put up in the middle of a very empty, very large desert, supposedly to replace what looks like some sticks held up by wire. The video is accompanied by the typical Trump-style overdramatic music, giving the impression that the video footage was meant to be impressive.
Many Twitter users are, however, not impressed. Some have pointed out that the wall-building efforts have been going on for years now, with billions drawn out of military projects, schools, and beneficial programs for this purpose. If this is all that’s come out of it so far, then that is far from impressive.
Of course, the White House has shown footage and photos of other parts of the wall built under Trump’s administration. Before this underwhelming video, the border wall was widely mocked for being easily climbable after Trump declared that nobody would be able to climb it, with a number of people climbing it themselves just to show how quick and easy it is.
This latest video, however, is just so mockable.
"And we've employed 9 people in the process!" https://t.co/HLAKJi5RYZ— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) October 3, 2019
— Treason is bad! 🌊 🏳️🌈 (@bolotitan) October 3, 2019
Looks like a replacement from the fence that was there. There is no new wall going up. pic.twitter.com/FvzXHdORlP
— EarthAngel4u🌊 (@EarthAngel4u975) October 4, 2019
I’m no engineer but I don’t think one panel in the middle of a desert is going to keep many people out
— LiDu (@lisa_dubbert) October 3, 2019
It’s five F’in slats in the 3rd and last year of your presidency. OH and you promised Mexico was supposed to pay for it. You used our tax dollars. You took those tax dollars from the military and vets.
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) October 3, 2019
Impenetrable wall pic.twitter.com/AtSsq8TEbV
— Healthcare is Pro Life (@RoverGrover) October 3, 2019
This video smells of sadness.
— Katie (@kaytee1098) October 3, 2019
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) October 3, 2019
They're still getting cost estimates on the gators and snakes— Toby Woods (@tobyjwoods1) October 3, 2019
This video isn’t going to stop the impeachment proceedings.