On 16 June 2015, when Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made the biggest of promises, one which grabbed plenty of headlines soon after. He said that he was going to build a 3,145 km long wall at the border to Mexico. These were his words: “I would build a great wall,” he said, “and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively, I will build a great, great wall on our southern border.”

The wall is so important to Donald Trump because he promised to build it if he were elected. He also thinks The US needs to protect its southern border and reduce illegal immigration.

“A government shutdown is when non-essential discretionary federal programs close. It occurs when Congress fails to appropriate funds.”( This isn’t the first time there happened a government shutdown with Trump as president in The US. There was one in January 2018 too, but the one at the moment is going to be the longest in US history. Barack Obama also had one in 2013 when he was the president.

The biggest similarity between the wall along the Mexican border and Brexit is that both are for the same reason. The fact that both of the countries are trying to distance themselves from their neighbor countries. Whether it’s slowing the flow of Mexicans into California and Texas or preventing Middle Eastern refugees from entering Britain at the same rate they’ve entered Germany.

The shutdown is affecting a lot of people. Many federal agencies have suspended their functions and hundreds of thousands of workers are required to report to work even though they are not being paid, including many employees forced to work or risk losing their jobs. The “Buck stops with me” means that you have to take responsibility for something and will not try to pass the responsibility on to someone else.


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