Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to blast Democrats and complain about not getting his wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
The President pleaded his case in a couple of tweets, continuing his earlier threats of a government shutdown. Oh, and he threw in some tricky wording to get people to start thinking of his wall in a different, more “artistic” light.
Spoiler alert: It didn’t go well.
The Democrats, are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a Concrete Wall – but we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country. What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018
It sounds as if Trump took a page out of Kellyanne Conway’s playbook, where lies become “alternative facts” and altered videos are not really altered. Now, according to Trump’s latest Twitter tirade, the border wall is not a wall at all. It is a collection of “artistically designed steel slats.”
Twitter jumped all over this and the results were hysterical.
"artistically designed steel slats" is my new band name.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 19, 2018
The biased media should stop claiming that so many Trump associates are being sent to jail. They’re just moving to rooms with artistically designed steel slats that you can see through.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 19, 2018
That's called "a fence." We have that already.
— Politics & Health ♒️🌊 (@lamarshall) December 20, 2018
Just throwing this little bit of logic out there. If the wall is meant to stop the flow of drugs, couldn't drugs just be passed through these artistically designed steel slats?
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) December 20, 2018
Artistically designed steel slats pic.twitter.com/yt801SFw3F
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) December 19, 2018
yeah let's build some artistic slats in Arizona while our country is literally FALLING APART
— Amy Denton (@goaimeego) December 21, 2018
Call it what you want but people aren’t buying what the President is selling.
Did you notice how @realDonaldTrump changed his wording describing the wall to “artistic slats”? He knows he isn’t going to get his wall, so when he builds and repairs the fence, he can claim victory with his base. #LiarInChief
— Dane Liebel (@DaneLiebel) December 20, 2018
Mexico isn’t paying so no artistic slats!
— Gina Freeman ✌️❤️😁 (@GinaLFreeman) December 20, 2018
Remember that classic call and response during the 2016 campaign rallies?
TRUMP: “What do we want?”
CROWD: “Artistically designed steel slats!”
TRUMP: “And who will pay for it?”
CROWD: “American taxpayers! With out of control deficit spending!” https://t.co/OFUG2hK4M4
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 19, 2018
Correction: Great Border Artistic Slats!