President Donald Trump is frantically trying to generate more support for insisting the government remain closed until Congress allocates $5 billion dollars of taxpayer money to fund an ineffective wall at the southern border.
In an effort to stem his hemorrhaging supporters, Trump asserts that the wall is essential for national security. He's considered declaring a state of emergency and employed misleading or inaccurate statistics in an attempt to justify himself.
And now, he's turned to rhymes.
BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction… https://t.co/jsvM7NUEYf— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1548248249.0
He's really excited.
BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1548248390.0
Despite attempts by Trump and his administration to sow fear of undocumented immigrants by citing every single case of violent crime committed by them, studies have shown that undocumented immigrants are more likely to be law-abiding after their arrival and their presence doesn't correlate to an increase in violent crime.
The slogan is reminiscent of Trump's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway's penchant for rhymes.
This just happened on Hannity..... https://t.co/nOYn7Th2aL— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1499914258.0
Kellyanne Conway proves she can rhyme and spin at the same time in "Hannity" segment https://t.co/wKO2ZFFsOq https://t.co/FzMifOsN0h— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1499920522.0
Some Americans thought they'd take their turn at dismantling Trump with rhymes of their own.
@realDonaldTrump TRUMP USED TO SAY, MEXICO WILL PAY.— Adam Lockett (@Adam Lockett)1548250828.0
@realDonaldTrump IMPEACH THIS GUY & LET HIM CRY!— Rage Donkey™️ (@Rage Donkey™️)1548248603.0
@realDonaldTrump WHEN MUELLER INDICTS ALL WILL BE RIGHT!— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1548249815.0
@tonyposnanski @realDonaldTrump IGNORE THE YAM, IT’S JUST A SCAM!— 🌊 twiztwit (@🌊 twiztwit)1548251993.0
@realDonaldTrump Impeach the criminal and the pain will be minimal!— Kristine Wingert (@Kristine Wingert)1548251686.0
@realDonaldTrump impeach the Orange Freak and make it a better week.— Trheel4lif (@Trheel4lif)1548251055.0
They weren't done.
Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Newberger was particularly thourough.
@realDonaldTrump LET GIULIANI TALK & TRUMP WONT WALK— Jeremy Newberger (@Jeremy Newberger)1548248490.0
@realDonaldTrump BRIBE PORN STARS & GO BEHIND BARS— Jeremy Newberger (@Jeremy Newberger)1548248673.0
@realDonaldTrump COLLUDE AND OBSTRUCT & YOU ARE FUCKED— Jeremy Newberger (@Jeremy Newberger)1548248704.0
Many suggested that crime will fall when the White House's current occupant is evicted.
@realDonaldTrump Well other than this: IMPEACH AND IMPRISON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CRIME WILL BY DEFINITION FALL!— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1548248765.0
@krassenstein @realDonaldTrump The thing that needs to fall is your corrupt presidency. Then America will be on the… https://t.co/NtPBLeO1BR— Bishop Talbert Swan (@Bishop Talbert Swan)1548250265.0
@realDonaldTrump Impeachment would produce an 100% reduction in POTUS crime.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1548254815.0
The wall won't spur a decrease in crime, but it's certainly caused an increase in rhyme.