Well if there’s one thing you can say for sure about Donald Trump, it’s that he knows how to come good on an election promise.
This morning President Trump signed off on orders to start construction on a massive wall along the US-Mexico border, in a bid to curb illegal immigration and reduce crime.
The wall was a central part of Trump’s election campaign with supporters regularly chanting “build the wall!” at rallies.
The controversial move has shocked democrats in Washington, many of whom didn’t believe he would follow through with the drastic plan.
Not only is Trump building the wall, he also says he will “make Mexico pay” for the construction and that Americans won’t have to fork out a dime.
In an interview with ABC America, Trump said construction would start within a matter of months.
“We’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico,” he said.
“I’m just telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”
While his supporters are happy with the move, others have been left dismayed by his attitude towards immigration and neighbouring countries.
For many, the wall is reminiscent of the Berlin Wall, which famously divided East and West Germany after WW2.
It came to be viewed as a symbol of misery and tyranny and was eventually torn down and destroyed by thousands of people one fateful day in 1989.
There are fears by some the US-Mexico wall will only drive up hatred and division and cause more tension between the two countries and cultures.
Others though, say it is the best way to send a message that America is not to be messed with.
What are your thoughts?