border wall

Building a new border wall along the Southern edge of the U.S. was one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises. Now it may never be fulfilled.

The board game Cards Against Humanity — known for its elaborate and viral holiday promotion stunts — pulled the ultimate Trump card on the president’s border wall proposal by announcing it had bought a tract of land along the U.S./Mexico border, and retained an eminent domain attorney tasked with making it as hard as possible for the Trump administration to acquire the land at a later date.

“Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing,” the game stated on a website it launched for the promotion,

“If you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out,” the site added.

The website explains that details about the land it bought will be sent to fans of the game who send the company $15, along with a certificate from the company promising to do everything in its power to fight the wall. Fans will also be sent six different holiday surprises during the month of December.

On the promotional website, a satirical video posted by the game’s creators suggests that participants in the campaign will be given a small portion of the acreage the game purchased, so the land is collectively owned by the game’s fans, making it that much harder for the U.S. government to seize the land for wall construction:

This isn’t the first viral Cards Against Humanity holiday promotion — last year, the company bought a piece of land for the express purpose of digging a giant hole, and participants were invited to donate money to keep a backhoe working on making the hole deeper.

President Trump has not yet responded to the game company’s dashing of his core campaign promise.


Jordan Shaw is a New Jersey-based freelancer specializing in national and state government issues. When he’s not writing, you can find him volunteering in Camden, New Jersey, or hiking the Wissahickon Valley Park.

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