Donald Trump Finally Gets His Wall
The tiny wall isn't exactly what he had in mind ...
The Short of It:
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star now has a border around it.
The Longer Version of It:
It's been quite a week for the Donald as he's spent his time at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland building up his number of supporters and voters and officially clenching the GOP nomination on Tuesday. What also happened on Tuesday for Trump probably isn't exactly what the nominee had in mind for his platform. The same day as he took home the Republican nomination, a wall showed up around the reality star and real-estate mogul's star which he received in 2007 for his role as producer and host of the reality show "The Apprentice."
The 6 inch high concrete grey wall topped with razor wire, and small United States flags alludes to previous demands by Trump for a wall to be built between the U.S. and Mexican border and was created by Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus. Signs reading 'Keep Out' flank the sides and are written in Spanish and English. The artist is well known throughout the city for having previously posted signs in reference to the Kardashian clan that read “No Kardashian Parking Anytime”. This year, Trump acted as the inspiration of sorts for the artist's work when signs that read "No Trump Anytime" popped up around L.A. as well.
Trump's opinions on the statement art have yet to be reviewed, but the Republican candidate's plans to build a wall along the border continues to be a topic brought up throughout his campaign. A section of his web site is dedicated to an outline of how he will be "Compelling Mexico to pay for the wall," and outlines a three-day process that declares the wall would be erected on a "one-time payment of $5-10 billion" by Mexico.
The word's still out on whether or not Plastic Jesus was able to compel others to fund his own wall.