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‘Never Built Wall That High’: DHS Issues Bizarre, Poorly Written Press Release On Trump’s Border Wall

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‘Never Built Wall That High’: DHS Issues Bizarre, Poorly Written Press Release On Trump’s Border Wall





The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday released a bizarre, poorly written press release about President Donald Trump’s border wall.

“DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly,” the official document, written and signed off on by the Trump administration, began. “We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.”

As Newsweek notes, the memo “repeatedly dropped articles, misused punctuation, was littered with redundancies and contained strong, partisan messaging.”




“FACT: Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high,” the memo continued. “Once funding was provided, DHS began construction of border wall exceptionally quickly, in some locations in as little as nine months from funding to building– a process that commonly takes two years or more in other parts of Government.”

The press release, titled “Walls Work,” was posted to the official DHS website and uses unusually partisan language for a government agency.

“On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border, we found the newly constructed portions of the wall to be very effective,” DHS wrote. The old wall, they said, was not as effective and migrants were able to get across to the U.S.

Newsweek adds:

The memo showed two sets of before and after pictures, one before the wall was built and other after. But the areas depicted in the before photos looked very different from those in the after photos. The DHS did not immediately reply to Newsweek’s requests for comment.

“On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border, we found the newly constructed portions of the wall to be very effective,” DHS wrote. The old wall, they said, was not as effective and migrants were able to get across to the U.S.

Julie Gerstein, a senior news editor at INSIDER, mocked the DHS memo on Twitter, writing: “The Hulk is the new DHS press secretary.”



“This is an official press release from DHS and, as a friend of mine pointed out, it reads like it was written by the Boris and Natasha cartoon characters. What the hell?” tweeted Naomi Kritzer.





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