Donald Trump loves walls. In fact, if Trump had his way with the general geographic layout of America, we can be sure that walls would be practically everywhere. Thus it's really no surprise that, upon catching wind of the Secret Service's plans for a taller White House fence (thanks to those pesky fence jumpers), Trump jumped at the opportunity to talk about (you guessed) more walls.
"President Obama understands that you build strong, tall, beautiful walls to keep people out who don't belong," Trump wrote on Facebook, sharing an article from NBC Washington announcing plans for a taller White House fence. "People who get permission can enter the White House LEGALLY!" Of course, we did not add in the sudden capitalization of the word "legally." That's all Trump.
Trump's obnoxious trolling aside, the plans are indeed set to be put into motion by 2018. "The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era," Secret Service official Tom Dougherty said of the new fence, according to NBC Washington. "It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is in fact the case." The new White House fence, described as "taller [and] stronger" than the original, will add another 5 feet to its height to halt future fence-jumpers.
"The United States has borne the extraordinary daily cost of this criminal activity, including the cost of trials and incarcerations. Not to mention the even greater human cost. We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage. It is time we use it in order to Make America Great Again."
What? Stick to trolling, Trump. The ridiculous wall thing isn't going to happen.