Donald Trump Jr. compares border wall to zoo fences that hold animals in Instagram post

Date: 
January, 2019
Country: 
United States of America

Donald Trump Jr. likened his father's proposed border wall with Mexico to a zoo fence Tuesday evening, sparking a sharp backlash on social media from users who thought he was comparing immigrants to zoo animals. 

“You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?” the son of President Donald Trump wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. “Because walls work.” 

Seinfeld director Larry Charles tweeted that Trump's oldest son is "so blinded by his own hubris that he can't see that once @realDonaldTrump falls, he will be nothing but a convict serving time for treason, in a cage, behind a wall."

A spokesman for Trump Jr. told the Hill  that the post was highlighting the danger and violence associated with unsecured borders and that any other insinuations were distracting from "Don’s point that walls equal safety." 

In 2016, Trump Jr. provoked an outcry from critics when he turned to Twitter to liken Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles.

Source: USA Today