President Donald Trump tweeted out a photo of his new proposed border wall on Friday which shows a wall comprised solely of metal bars with spikes on top.
Trump’s tweet comes after he said earlier in the day: “I hope we don’t but we are totally prepared for a very long shutdown.”
“A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful!” Trump tweeted.
The reaction online was mostly negative across the spectrum. Writers for HuffPost, CNN, and NBC criticized and mocked the design:
Others supported the design:
Trump announced on Thursday “that he would not sign a short-term continuing resolution approved by the Senate — a bill that did not include funding for a border wall,” The Daily Wire reported.
After Trump’s announcement, the U.S. House of Representatives approved “$5.7 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on Thursday night after Trump said that he would not sign a short-term continuing resolution approved by the Senate because it did not include funding for the wall.”
Late on Friday evening, the Senate voted 48-47, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie, in favor of advancing the House’s bill to the Senate floor for a vote.
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