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21 Funniest, Savage Memes About Trump’s Precious Wall

Fam, nobody is emotionally prepared for another presidential campaign season, but nobody is unraveling in such spectacular fashion as President Trump. Of course, everyone expects him to be the Republican pick (if he isn’t impeached or indicted first), and Trump is doing everything he can to appeal to the base that elected him. We’re two years into his presidency and there has been no progress on his biggest campaign promise: Build The Wall.

In order to get congressional approval to build the most useless piece of infrastructure our country needs, Trump has created a fake crisis at the border. He’s gone so far as to declare a national emergency, quickly followed by a weekend spent golfing at Mar-o-Lago. The internet quickly spit out the most ruthless, hilarious memes our world deserves. This is how we cope.

First, we point out the obvious:

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Photoshop is our friend. When reality is fugly, at least Adobe makes it funnier. Honestly, though, a majority of Americans are against the building of a border wall along the southern border.

Then, we romance:

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Yup, that would get me, too. “I’m going to write our names in The Wall.” *shiver* No one wants their legacy attached to an ancient system of border security that has failed time and time again. Move on, Trump. The border wall is an ill-conceived solution to a problem that does not exist.

While Americans are screaming over our taxes, Mexicans are chilling. ????

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Remember when Trump said he was going to make Mexico pay for The Wall? ????Now that that’s over, the joke’s on Trump and the world is laughing.

Because, truthfully, The Wall does nothing to address the reasons people are seeking asylum in the first place.

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Oh, and all of this is pure populism and nationalism at its worst. Every era has a scapegoat and this era of authoritarianism is targeting Muslims and immigrants, especially Central American immigrants.

It is a laughable (and very expensive) bandaid solution to a fake problem.

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We’re in peak low years of illegal immigration. All of this is fake news to the max. There is no crisis at the border other that the crisis being created at the border by the Trump administration. All this presidency has been able to do is tell people they aren’t allowed in breaking international asylum laws.

The best memes point to the hypocrisy of it all.

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Liiiike, Flint still doesn’t have clean water and we’re going to use billions of tax dollars to essentially fuel a political campaign for Trump’s re-election? Nope, no thank you, te boté.

Some of the most viral ‘memes’ are just the American consciousness at full blast.

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Forcing Americans who serve the federal government to have to go to work without getting paid until POTUS ends his tantrum is not in the service of the American people. That’s right. Trump forced a government shutdown to get his wall funding, the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and lost. All he managed to do was make people’s lives worse, over the holidays, for his vanity project.

Let’s never forget the exposé on Trump’s own undocumented employees.

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The New York Times did an excellent exposé that featured Trump’s personal house cleaner, an undocumented immigrant from Central America who he was on jovial terms with until he launched his campaign. They eventually fired her after he became President.

TBH, some of the best memes play off Trump’s childish temperament.

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The American people and the rest of the world cannot stop laughing at Trump and his administration. Honestly. Look up major international speeches the president has made and listen closely for all the laughs and uncomfortable silences. They are aplenty.

We laugh at any meme comparing Trump to a Cheeto though. ????

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Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar! Poor man is sad because the American people continue to be against his border wall. It is not okay. It is not going to work. It is a waste of taxpayer dollars and there is no emergency.

The frailty of Trump’s ego is in open season.

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Bruise Trump’s ego? He’ll assert his power to get you fired, deported, or just straight mock you in front of crowds of people.

The bottom line here is that Trump’s campaign promises are all a fallacy.

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Points to him for pulling out every possible card and failing anyway. Max, this is what we can expect for a wall. 

So liike, what has POTUS even done?

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Guy has the highest turnover rate than any other President, meaning he can barely accomplish the bare minimum of his presidential duties.

Sofia Vergara’s face says it all for Internet America.

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It’s like, we know you exist because, DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. But it’s different when we come face to face. It makes my face do crazy things.

We good, now. We good.

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So much cheaper. AOC, you going to submit the proposal o que?

These whales helped us all transcend the metaphysical.

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What about someone who is clinically obsessed with turning a social construct into an actual physical structure? I’m weary. 

Your heart is going to feel these next couple…

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So gun control isn’t a national emergency, even though children are now routinely practicing ‘active shooter’ drills along with natural disaster drills? That should not be a naturally occurring event. 

No walls on stolen land.

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This is all colonialism at its best. White people stealing land, stealing power and pointing to brown people as ‘the other’ and the threat. Plot twist: America is a threat to humanity.

And then there are the pragmatists who truly have no f*cks to give about a wall.

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There are people who exist who have lukewarm feelings about immigration and are raging about the pothole they’re driving over cada mañana. Fair enough. At least that pothole is real.

Then there’s this pot of gold:

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A video was uncovered of Trump giving a commencement speech in 2004 during which he literally says, “If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. Do whatever you have to do, but get over that wall.” ✊✊✊We can’t even credit Photoshop. That was all Trump.

It’s safe to say we’re all safe from this national emergency.

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But not so safe from Trump’s delusions. He won’t acknowledge climate change or California burning up in flames, but he sees a Mexican and orders ICE to pepper spray them. We are not a threat. You are, POTUS.

READ: President Trump Didn’t Get His Border Wall Funding So He Is Now Declaring A National Emergency

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Trump Labels Cuba A State Sponsor Of Terrorism As His Own Supporters Face Similar Allegations

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Trump Labels Cuba A State Sponsor Of Terrorism As His Own Supporters Face Similar Allegations

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In a move that is sure to complicate things for the incoming Biden administration, Trump has moved to put Cuba back on the list of nations that allegedly sponsor terrorism.

Obama had taken Cuba off of that list in 2015 and with four years to Cuba back on the list, many agree that Trump has simply put Cuba back on the list to make life difficult for President Biden.

The Trump administration has put Cuba back on the list of countries that “sponsor terrorism.”

With just days left in office, Trump has moved to label Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” in a last-minute move that is sure to complicate things for the incoming Biden administration.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified the controversial move which reverses Barack Obama’s 2015 decision to remove Cuba from the list after more than three decades – by accusing Havana of “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbour to terrorists”.

Pompeo also alleged Cuba was engaging “in a range of malign behavior across the region”, highlighting its support for Venezuela’s authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro who Trump has unsuccessfully tried to overthrow.

The controversial step places Cuba alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria as state sponsors of terror.

However, most officials agree that Trump’s claims about Cuba are bogus.

Many international observers – including U.S. allies – aren’t impressed by the administration’s claims that Cuba is sponsoring terrorism.

In an interview with The Guardian, Christopher Sabatini, a senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, said “These are trumped up charges. Terrorism as an international definition is committing acts of violence against unarmed civilians intended to frighten the population. Cuba doesn’t do that. Yes, it represses its own people – but so does Saudi Arabia.”

Groups that favor greater U.S. engagement with Cuba criticized the announcement.

“There is no compelling, factual basis to merit the designation,” according to Ric Herrero, executive director of the Cuba Study Group, a Washington DC-based organization that supports engagement with the island. “Instead it appears to be another shameless, last-ditch effort to hamstring the foreign policy of the incoming Biden administration and set the stage for the next election in Florida, all at the expense of the Cuban people and relations between our countries.”

Many observers agree that Trump’s move is simply a gift to party hardliners in Florida, and likely a deliberate attempt to make life difficult for the incoming Biden administration who may wish to end deténte with Cuba.

Of course, Cuban officials reacted angrily to the announcement.

After the announcement, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez tweeted: “We condemn the US announced hypocritical and cynical designation of #Cuba as a State sponsoring terrorism. The US political opportunism is recognized by those who are honestly concerned about the scourge of terrorism and its victims.”

Reversing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s action would require the Biden administration to certify to Congress that there has been a fundamental change in leadership in Cuba and that the government is not supporting acts of international terrorism, has not for the previous six months and will not do so in the future.

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Someone Mutilated A Manatee With The Name ‘Trump’— Now There’s A Federal Investigation

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Someone Mutilated A Manatee With The Name ‘Trump’— Now There’s A Federal Investigation

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Just when we thought Trump supporters couldn’t disgust us more, one disfigured a manatee by etching “Trump” into its back.

Sadly, over the weekend, a manatee was found in Florida’s Homosassa River with the name “Trump” scratched into its back. The discovery has prompted federal officials to open an investigation into the disfigurement of the threatened species.

A mutilated manatee was found over the weekend with the name Trump scratched into its back.

According to a report published by the Citrus County Chronicle, it is unclear when and how the manatee was mutilated. It is also unknown whether the current investigation has made any leads in regards to the perpetrators. Still, footage of the abused animal has sparked outrage online.

Douglas Nowacek, a professor of Conservation Technology at Duke University told Vice that the incident is “one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen done to a wild animal.” In a separate email, Ruth Carmichael, a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama described the act a “horrific” to VICE saying “I have no words to express how deeply troubling, thoughtless, and potentially cruel this is.” 

Marine biologists say that it is unclear just how much harm the mammal endured.

“It’s a little hard to see the extent of damage from the video,” Carmichael explained. “It is harassment regardless. If the scrape penetrates the skin, then it likely caused some pain and stress. The animals have nerves and sensory hairs in the skin. Additionally, open wounds could become infected.” 

According to Graham Worthy, Department Chair and Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida who spoke to VICE the letters could mostly be shallow, and may mostly be algae scraped off the animal’s back making“ injury would be virtually non-existent.”

Still, physically hurt or not, the manatee in question was clearly harassed by a person. As such the perpetrator could face severe penalties if found. 

“Violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act may result in fines of up to $100,000 and one year’s imprisonment for individuals and up to $200,000 for organizations,” Worthy told Vice. “It is illegal to approach and make contact with these animals let alone deface or injure them. It is illegal to feed or harass wild marine mammals including dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, sea lions, and manatees. You are not allowed to feed, swim with, or harass these marine animals… They should be observed from a distance of at least 50 yards.”

The mutilated manatee is a West Indian manatee and is a herbivorous mammal found in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Up until 2017, the species was considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Today, conservation status is listed as “threatened.”  

As many users of social media have noted, perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of the images that humans already cause so much pain and suffering to innocent animals. When does it stop?

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