As the feud between the president and top Democrats continues regarding the border wall situation in the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump’s campaign started the “send a brick” campaign to drive home its message on the wall.
Trump is standing firm on his signature campaign promise, desiring $5.7 billion to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while Democrats refuse to offer any funding for the wall. The inability to compromise left Americans with no end in sight to the partial government shutdown.
The president, however, has a clever way to amplify his message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y).
Inbox: For a payment of $20.20, the Trump campaign says they will send a “faux brick” to Pelosi and Schumer’s offices “with facts about the need for border security and an appeal to “TEXT ‘WALL’ to 88022.” pic.twitter.com/ycsQ45JzLq
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) January 18, 2019
On the “Build the Border Wall” website, people can donate $20.20 to send a faux red brick that displays facts on why there needs to be a border wall to either Pelosi or Schumer’s office. Although they’re sending the message with “bricks,” the wall is supposed to be more like steel slats.
A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
“Weeks after the Democrats began stonewalling President Trump in his fight to secure our border, the American people now have a chance to send a clear message to Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi about the need to build the wall,” a fundraising email read.
Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, slammed top Democrats for “stonewalling” the president while Trump continued his commitment to secure the border.
Parscale added in the campaign email that the faux bricks would teach Democratic leaders “the truth about the crime, drugs, and human trafficking that result from open borders.”
“We’ll send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border,” he added.
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) January 18, 2019
On Friday, the partial government shutdown, which is affecting around 800,000 federal workers, hit its four-week mark, continuing its record as the longest shutdown in history.