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Donald Trump's Homeland Security Head Just Referred to Trump's Border Wall in the Most Creepy Way, and People Are Dragging Her Hard

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks in a House Judiciary Committee hearing December 20, 2018. (NBC News/YouTube)

Thursday found another of President Donald Trump's cabinet members testifying in a congressional hearing. This time, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared before the House Judiciary Committee.

Things did not go smoothly for Nielsen who needed to account for the death of a 7-year-old girl who spent two days in DHS custody before dying of dehydration and exposure. Jackelin Caal of Guatemala died December 8, while held by DHS separate from her father with whom she came to the United States.


Then things took a bizarre turn when Nielsen appeared to forget the English language. While speaking to Republican Representative Tom Marino of Philadelphia, Nielsen stated:

"From Congress I would ask for wall. We need wall."

You see, this isn't the first time DHS has used this odd turn of phrase. In a DHS memo—titled Walls Work—released December 12, the same language was used, saying:

"We are committed to building wall and building wall quickly"

But by December 14 DHS revised the memo to reflect proper grammar. In the interim, many people stated it sounded like the Incredible Hulk or Cookie Monster now worked for DHS.

While Bruce Banner and Cookie Monster are keeping their day jobs, where did this language choice originate?

White House officials want the article "the" removed from references to Trump's wall. It must be referred to as "border wall" or just "wall."

And while language and phrasing choices can have a profound subliminal effect on others, the point of this particular choice remains lost on the masses however. Nielsen mostly got mocked and memed.

The full fallout from today's hearing may not be known until Congress reconvenes in January, at which time Democrats will control the House. Until then, the Trump administration may want wall, but will they get wall?