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.
A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
The reaction online was mostly negative across the spectrum. Writers for HuffPost, CNN, and NBC criticized and mocked the design:
I love the emphasis on the pointy part….don’t worry folks, these aren’t nice slats…you could easily impale yourself! https://t.co/vt0ykU1fZT
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 21, 2018
Not the Onion, Chapter 989. https://t.co/1gRArEEa55
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) December 21, 2018
You are a sadistic bastard. https://t.co/dfzqItVGqO
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 21, 2018
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) December 21, 2018
Others supported the design:
I don’t care if the wall is see through or has spikes on top. Just build it. This is crucial. Especially in places where our border has no fencing, barrier and leaves our country wide open.
I’ll take what ever. Make it happen. https://t.co/3KcHB1qPBQ
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) December 21, 2018
Trump shows in very specific detail what he wants in a border wall: A bollard-style fence (similar to ones Obama built) topped with spikes to deter climbers. https://t.co/kPsKq22M6S
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) December 21, 2018
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.