Trump Jr. points to zoos as proof walls ‘work’

Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, used a zoo as a reference to argue in favor of a wall along the country’s southern border, the same night his father spoke about the issue during an Oval Office address.

The president’s son made the argument in an Instagram story.

“You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?” Trump Jr. wrote on Tuesday night. “Because walls work.”

A border wall is at the center of the current government shutdown, with the president asking for money to fund it, and Democrats, as they said in a rebuttal to his Tuesday night prime-time address, arguing that it would be ineffective.

However, Trump Jr. is not alone in believing that a wall would “work.” Even his father brought up how politicians have walls around their homes during his address.

Others online made similar arguments, saying how if you didn’t want a border wall, you shouldn’t get to live in a house. Or some similar nonsense.

This isn’t the first time the president’s son has made interesting analogies about immigration. Just ahead of the 2016 presidential election he compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, some of which were poisoned.

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Andrew Wyrich

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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).