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Trump's son says border wall is like a zoo fence

Trump's son says border wall is like a zoo fence

Donald Trump Jr. used Instagram Tuesday night to endorse his father's border wall policy, saying the evidence that a wall works is because they protect people from zoo animals.
10.01.2019 - 10:20

President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals, his latest controversial remarks on desperate people seeking to enter the US.

"You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work," Donald Trump Jr wrote in a post on Instagram.

Trump Jr. has made controversial analogies on social media before, like when he compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, in which some of the candies are poisoned.

Trump has doubled down on his pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico, leading to a partial shutdown of the US government. Trump had urged Congress in a televised speech Tuesday to give him US$5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico.