2016 Elections

Trump's Big, Beautiful Wall. Well, Not a 'Wall,' Exactly ...

We thought it was going to be more . . . real.

It could be a mirage.

Photographer: David McNew/Getty Images

The wall is the central metaphor and reflexive policy refrain of Donald Trump's campaign. The wall is national security, keeping out terrorists. The wall is immigration control, rebuffing undocumented immigrants. The wall is a crime fighter, repelling rapists and thugs. The wall is a trade barrier on cheap imports, and it's a blockade on the illegal traffic of drugs.

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