SPOOF: Trump plans to have stained glass wall
Max Bickley – General Assignment Reporter
The political race for the 2016 presidency has been fueling a massive media storm, and with it comes the constant coverage of presidential candidates and their events, statements, and debates. However, when it comes to making their mark on this election, none have done so better than Donald Trump.
Trump, having become known for his brazen statements, often labeled as misogynistic, racist, and often straight fiction, has released a new statement about his foreign policy plan for Mexico. In the beginning of his Presidential race, Trump announced that he would build a wall across the southern border between the United States and Mexico to prevent illegal immigration. After that initial announcement, outcries came from across the nation over the outrageous nature of the plan, and the discriminatory and prejudicial statements made during its announcement.
However, with Trump having a background in marketing, has released a new press statement regarding the building of the wall. In order to gain, not only the favor of the people, but the admiration of the artist community, Trump has announced that the wall will be constructed as a stain glass mural to his presidency.
Responses have been mixed, with Trump supporters praising the ingenuity of their candidate, while the rest of the political spheres have been left scratching their heads in confusion. In his description of the wall’s design Trump, in an interview with Anderson Cooper, pulled out a colorful drawing done of the design he had in mind.
The design presented by Trump showed a red, white, blue, and gold color scheme which had a large scale portrait of Trump with an eagle’s wings behind him. Adjacent to his portrait in large gold lettering would be the words, “Stay out of America – Donald Trump” and below that, “We don’t want you here.” In the hope of the design, according to Trump, this message and image would be repeated every ten feet on the wall, so that across it would echo this imagery and message.
Though the outrage still stands over the wall, critiques about the style Trump chose have also arisen. There has been no comment from Trump regarding his choice, but he is expected to deliver a statement sometime in the near future. In regards to supporter responses, junior and Trump supporter Billbob Hucksmith commented that in his experience, he was worried about the design.
“Now I am all for President Trump, and the wall. Need to keep our America safe,” said Hucksmith. “However I am concerned with how the wall is designed. I am much more partial to the Chagall style of stained glass, but at the same time you can never go wrong with a good Schaechter.”
Whatever the style may be of the wall, Trump has promised that the wall itself will be funded, in hope, by the Mexican government. Whether or not the Mexican government would have a say in the design was not touched upon, but it is doubtful.
Photo Credit: Michael Vadon
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