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The new rhyming slogan was quickly mocked.
President Donald Trump has long used building a wall as one of his major policy positions, eliciting chants from his supporters. However, on Wednesday he added a new twist—a nursery rhyme.
On Wednesday, in what appears to be an attempt to drum up support for his wall, Trump twice tweeted out a new slogan, “build a wall & crime will fall,” promising that it would be the “new theme” for the next two years heading into the 2020 presidential election.
“BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!” the president wrote, then adding in another tweet three minutes later: “BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!”
The rhyming nature of the new slogan, or “theme” as the president put it, was mocked online.
— Sarah Nelson (@MrsSpeedway24) January 23, 2019
Oh look. Somebody learned how to rhyme. https://t.co/EQBpxotXxm
— J (@JRKnapp) January 23, 2019
IT RHYMES SO IT'S TRUE https://t.co/2YhVfnrYDi
— Regular John (@stijnc137) January 23, 2019
Other people made their own rhyming slogans.
IF YOU BUILD IT TALL, WE CAN GO TO THE MALL, AND SAY HI TO PAUL, IT WILL BE FUN FOR ALL! https://t.co/q9cqO8geLP
— Chris Court (@allthingsbing) January 23, 2019
TIME TO INDICT AND MAKE THINGS RIGHT! https://t.co/LJQUAWruxM
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) January 23, 2019
RESIGN TOMORROW & END OUR SORROWS! https://t.co/zgJt8SxKXg
— Joe Grisso (@joegrisso) January 23, 2019
Regardless of the mockery, its a safe bet the president will lead a “build a wall and crime will fall” chant at his next reelection rally.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).