As the current government shutdown over border wall funding is poised to become the longest in history, President Donald Trump demanded Democrats in Congress allocate the $5 billion for a wall at the southern border—a wall which is proven to be ineffective and which the majority of the American public doesn’t want.
Semantics have played a large part in the ongoing impasse, with comparisons like “fence vs wall” and “concrete vs steel slats.” However, Trump threw an interesting option for the wall’s title in the ring earlier this afternoon.
Pres. Trump says Democrats can call proposed border wall whatever they want.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 11, 2019
The President said:
“I ask the Democrats to vote for money for the wall, the barrier, whatever you want to call, it’s okay with me. They can name it whatever—they can name it ‘peaches,’ I don’t care what they name it.”
The comments indicated an increasing desperation on the side of Trump and Republicans.
With the latest absurd comment, everyone’s making a similar joke.
Peaches? More like impeaches, amirite?! (Try the veal.) https://t.co/tpLS7KtVYj
— Jamie O'Grady 🤔 (@JamieOGrady) January 11, 2019
How about impeaches ? pic.twitter.com/Y3tZ5oZCpt
— Rick Puerto (@mavrick60) January 11, 2019
"Impeaches" sounds better.
— Mr X 😀 (@TechWriter2015) January 11, 2019
How about we call the wall impeach?
— Beth Bryson (@maddezmom) January 11, 2019
— Romy Lawrence🌊 (@willwitwonttwit) January 11, 2019
“IMPEACHES,” he meant.
— Shawn Speakman (@ShawnSpeakman) January 11, 2019
Some joked that “Peaches” was a person.
How much did SHE get from Cohen?
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) January 11, 2019
Reverting to names he picked up at strip clubs
— Jeff Levine (@hoppgroundkid) January 11, 2019
"Peaches?" Is he having some sort of flashback about a former Playmate?
— Janet Volpe (@janetvolpe2) January 11, 2019
Others got a bit more creative.