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Trump has a new rhyming slogan for his wall, and people are responding in kind

The US president tweeted: Build a wall and crime will fall.

President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House (Alex Brandon/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House (Alex Brandon/AP)

Donald Trump has urged people to use the phrase “Build a wall and crime will fall” with regards to his proposed wall between the US and Mexico.

Mr Trump has struggled to find a way out of a four-week partial government shutdown, unable so far to reach an agreement with Democrats over funding for a border wall.

The president tweeted: “Build a wall & crime will fall! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!”

Mr Trump then tweeted the slogan on its own two minutes later.

As is often the case the president’s tweet caused a stir, with tens of thousands of retweets as well as plenty responding to the slogan with their own rhymes.

“His rapper name is the Notorious B.I.G.O.T” wrote one Twitter user, while another replied: “Impeach this guy & let him cry!”

Writer Emma Kennedy meanwhile took a different approach.

And others decided to write their own policy in rhyming form.

American producer and actor Drew Carey wrote: “Libraries instead of liquor stores for all & crime will fall!”

The partial government shutdown is now in its second month.

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