US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has pledged to send fake red bricks to the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer amid the ongoing government shutdown gridlock, according to Fox News.
The government shutdown entered its 28th day on Saturday, after the Democrats, who blame the crisis on Trump, shot down the president's border wall proposal in December.
"Since Chuck and Nancy keep stonewalling the president, we'll send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border," Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said.
In a bid to raise money for the 2020 election race, Trump campaigners are asking donors to chip in $20.20 for each faux brick which Parscale said will include facts about "the crime, drugs, and human trafficking that result from open borders".
Netizens have, meanwhile, showed mixed reactions, with one Twitter user describing the move as "childish", while others said they "love it".
Once again they show what ignorant, mean-spirited people they are. This is stupid.— dg33 (@dg33) 18 января 2019 г.
Trumps re-election campaign just sent out an email to donors asking them for contributions in exchange for sending red faux bricks with facts about the southern border to Schumer and Pelosi. In the email, they omitted telling folks where those bricks are being made. Anyone know? pic.twitter.com/xwPNw1OMnl— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) 18 января 2019 г.
“In a letter to supporters on Friday, the campaign asks for donations of between $20.20 and $140 to send faux red bricks to Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York telling them to build the border wall”. If this is true, too childish!— Interested (@Interes00734353) 18 января 2019 г.
I just bought two, just because it’s so damm funny— carole (@dagnon_carole) 18 января 2019 г.
Gotta Love that🤣🙌🏻— ❌Tamar🇺🇸Keep it Shut Down! #CloseTheBorder🗽 (@tssommer) 18 января 2019 г.
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂oh can't wait for it. Dems will have an epic meltdown. Bet they'll try to get FBI CIA and the courts involved. I'm gonna keep my phone well charged. 😂😂😂😂😂— ❌Bottom Line…Kathleen Graham👠🇺🇸Pres.Trump❤ (@Kathlee13641607) 18 января 2019 г.
Around 800,000 federal workers have either been furloughed or are working without pay due to the government shutdown, which was triggered by Congress' refusal to grant $5.7 billion for Trump's championed border wall.
At the moment, between from 6,000 and 9,000 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are reported to have concentrated on the US-Mexican border.