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Why I’m not writing off Donald Trump’s border wall just yet

Niall Ferguson
 

By Niall Ferguson (original source The Globe and Mail)

“As so often, South Park saw it coming. In “The Last of the Meheecans” – which first aired in October, 2011 – the obnoxious Eric Cartman joins the U.S. Border Patrol, only to find himself facing the wrong way as hordes of disillusioned Mexican workers seek to flee the economically depressed United States back to Mexico.

Undaunted, Cartman makes it his business to stop them leaving. After all, without Mexican labour, the U.S. economy would grind to a halt.

Very often, the Trump presidency feels as if it’s being written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the comic geniuses who created South Park more than 20 years ago. In this week’s episode, Donald Trump/Cartman shuts down the federal government in retaliation for the Democratic Party’s leaders’ refusal to approve the border wall he campaigned for in 2016.”

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