The promise of a wall at the southern border may have been a pillar of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign in 2016, but four years later, it's a much different wall that's materialized by the end of President Donald Trump's first term.
Intimidated by the days of protests mounting outside the White House in response to the murder of George Floyd by police, a fence has been erected around the entire perimeter of the already gated White House.
Have you seen the pictures?
A fitting image to mark the end of this presidency. A vain, confused, furious man alone in a bunker, under a darken… https://t.co/4UFfhPWVTY— Kieran Healy (@Kieran Healy) 1591272103.0
There is a tall new fence at Trump’s White House this morning. He finally built the wall. https://t.co/n35uIQz9a1— Susan Glasser (@Susan Glasser) 1591105993.0
NEW: A border fence was erected overnight at Lafayette Park to seal off the White House from protesters. Multiple S… https://t.co/yJk1AxjdVy— Evan Semones (@Evan Semones) 1591101919.0
To many Twitter users, the fencing presented a striking image embodying Trump's refusal to comply with traditional oversight and the obfuscations of truth from the American people.
Rick Wilson—one of the former Republicans who founded the anti-Trump PAC The Lincoln Project—urged his Twitter followers to come up with a name for the new obstruction.
We need a name for the newly expanded White House Fence complex. FOB Pussygrabber?— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1591650710.0
They didn't disappoint.
@TheRickWilson Tinyman Square— Julia Davis (@Julia Davis) 1591653215.0
@TheRickWilson AREA 45— Mickey Hines (@Mickey Hines) 1591651117.0
@TheRickWilson Alcatrash— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1591650792.0
@TheRickWilson The Great Wall of Whine-a— YS (@YS) 1591656339.0
@TheRickWilson The House That Spurs Built !!— Jerry Beaudoin (@Jerry Beaudoin) 1591650974.0
Fortunately, some of the protestors that spurred the fence's creation are now using it to amplify their outrage.
My god, this fence in front of the White House. https://t.co/wyQ2yA96dz— Gillian Branstetter (@Gillian Branstetter) 1591555272.0
Meanwhile, the temporary White House complex fence is being put to use. https://t.co/GTXMjKEJNV— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly) 1591541202.0
Nearly two miles of fencing has been built outside the White House. That's more than half of the new fencing that's been built at the southern border.
It seems the house's nickname—The People's House—is suspended for the time being.