In yet another bizarre justification for constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump recently tweeted about a wall that the Obamas have built around their mansion in Washington. "US needs the same thing, slightly larger version," he wrote.
Trump has been advocating the construction of a wall all along the southern border with Mexico to check on illegal immigrants and smugglers. It formed a large part of what he promised during campaigning before the US presidential elections where he had faced off against Hillary Clinton. Despite almost a year since taking oath as the US President, Trump has not moved forward with his promise - barring on Twitter. He does face opposition for his idea, also because there is no funding plan outlined. Nonetheless, he remains adamant on its need - at least on social media. "President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!" he tweeted on Sunday (US time).
President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018
Local media channels quickly picked up the tweet and reported that the Obamas indeed had a wall surrounding their recently-purchased house in Kalorama section of Washington. Many, however, quoted strategy experts as saying there is no link - or logic - in connecting a boundary wall around a residential property and a wall along an international border for which Trump wants $5 billion. The Democrats have agreed to $1.6 billion for overall border security and it is this that has led to a partial government shutdown in the US.