With growing skepticism as to whether or not President Donald Trump’s long-sought wall at the United States’ Southern border will receive funding in the next budget plan, the Department of Homeland Security released a document called Walls Work. The report documents portions of Southern border walls that have been completed or are expected to be completed before the end of next year.
In his fight for funding, Trump has increasingly proclaimed that “tremendous” portions of the wall have already been built (though these are technically fences, many of which have been around since the 1990s).
The report from the Department of Homeland Security—headed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen—was seeking to bolster his claims with its report, however people began to notice that something was off about the statement.
Okay, do we have Russians writing our DHS memos now? What the hell…
— brent (@brentwgraham) December 13, 2018
The statement doesn’t use article adjectives multiple times. While the DHS may have thought it was being efficient, the impact backfired, with the statement sounding like it was written by a caveman:
“DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall…Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high.”
It wasn’t long before Twitter began doing its work.
Me bored…me write DHS memo. Cookie? pic.twitter.com/fAcM3rXWpt
— The Honey Badger (@The_Badger_jm) December 13, 2018
His first day in the DHS press office, and I gotta say, I think Elmo is absolutely crushing it pic.twitter.com/tkqipzCJc5
— Gabriel Aherne (@aherneg) December 13, 2018
Cats wrote this
— Diego Aranda Teixeira (@DiegoATLaw) December 13, 2018
Wall is good. Wall will protect us from evil coming from all dimension, including space. When we build wall, we will sleep peaceful again. Donald Trump is deliver wall and we worship his. All hail builder of wall. 👌🏼#MAGA 🙄
— Jodi Owen 🇺🇸⚢🇬🇧 (@JodiOwen66) December 13, 2018
It wasn’t long before users began speculating what happened.