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US President Donald Trump has long promised to build a barrier wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. Amid the mass nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd, Americans are getting yet another wall – one surrounding “The People’s House.”
They say when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail…
Trump has long promised that Mexico would pay for his border wall, and with fencing now having gone up around the White House, there is yet another wall being built by the POTUS which is not being paid for by Mexico, but by American taxpayers.
Tall, metal fencing, along with concrete barriers, appeared along 17th Street in the US capital, extending around the White House and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Thursday as protests against police violence following Floyd’s death continued for the second week.
Trump began his term promising to build a wall to protect America from the world.
He ends it building a wall to protect himself from Americans. pic.twitter.com/mzvfIBVOSg
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) June 4, 2020
It seems the fencing has gone up because the White House has been such a major attraction for protest activity. Aw, suddenly The Donald is camera-shy?
Nationwide protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man who died at the hands of a white police officer last week, continue to rage on. Not one to miss out on publicity, US President Donald Trump resorted to tear-gassing protesters surrounding the White House to make way for a photo-op.
Everybody knows US President Donald Trump’s favorite soapbox: Twitter. In a shocking turn of events, Trump is now going against the social media platform via executive order.
Trump’s favourite means of communication and weapon of choice, Twitter, has turned its back on him, after the platform labelled one of his posts as false. The president soon voiced his anger about the move – in a tweet of course.