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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

On Christmas Eve, with the government in the throes of a federal shutdown putting tens of thousands of workers in limbo, President Donald Trump boasted that he is already beginning work on the border wall:

Leaving aside the fact that Trump, not Democrats, shut down the government (and boasted that he would take credit for it), the president is obviously lying. Congress would need to appropriate funds to hire a contractor to work on the construction of a wall, and the Republican-controlled Senate is not doing any such thing.

Social media quickly pounced on Trump’s absurd boast:

And some other people mocked Trump’s broken English reference to a “115 mile long contract”:

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.