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    The US president has been struggling to include $5 billion in funding for the wall's construction into the budget, but failed to gather enough votes in the Senate, leading to a partial government shutdown.

    US President Donald Trump took to Twitter again to convince Democrats to vote for a budget bill that includes funding for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. He argued in the tweet that the wall is the "only way" for the US to stop the flow of drugs into the country and human trafficking along the southern border.

    Trump also denounced the effectiveness of other modern ways of border control, such as drones, calling the "wonderful and lots of fun", but still less effective than "a good old fashioned Wall".

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    His remark did not go unnoticed by netizens, who were quick to challenge the US president's claims about the wall's effectiveness.

    Some contested his statements, adding a small humorous touch.

    Others suggested that if Trump wants the wall that much, he can built it himself…

    with many claiming that people in the US don't need walls, but rather a comprehensive solution that strikes at the heart of the problem.

    One Twitterian reminded Trump, that the Berlin wall brought nothing good to the German city's dwellers.

    But other netizens cast doubt about the relevance of such an example in connection with the situation at the southern US border.

    Many Twitter users actually supported Trump's urge to build the wall.

    Some even suggested he should consider building such at the border with Canada too.

    President Donald Trump has been struggling with Senate Democrats for weeks in a bid to deliver on one of his major election promises — to build a wall on the border with Mexico to stop illegal migrants from entering the US. In a final vote prior to Christmas, his bill failed to gather required 60 votes and subsequently sent the US government into partial shutdown, leaving only essential agencies working.


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