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People Turned Trump's New Border Wall Slogan into a Meme Dunking on Him

January 23, 2019, 6:17pm
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On Wednesday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to unveil a new catchphrase about his beloved border wall project. "BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL," he tweeted, like some kind of fearmongering Mother Goose. "This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!"

He followed that up, two minutes later, with another tweet reiterating the statement, as if he wasn't clear enough the first go-round:

And while Trump's weird, nursery rhyme slogan probably won't win him the wall funding and end the government shutdown currently entering its second month, it has seen some immediate results—namely, by inspiring a goofy-ass new meme. Folks were quick to chime in with their own rhyming couplets, though this time they were less about border security and more about repeatedly dunking on the president.

At a certain point, the memes became less about owning the president and more about making as little sense as possible, which is, you know, how things often go on Twitter dot com.

Trump may have been aiming for some Johnny Cochran-level sloganeering to capture the collective imagination of the public or whatever, but his tweet mostly just wound up making him sound like a part of Team Rocket. Better luck next time!

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