Trumps wall of fear
Crisis for the U.S government
There has been a shutdown in the government for over three weeks now. It makes it the longest shutdown in all of time for the United States. The reason for the shutdown is that Trump wants to build a wall, which he does not have enough money for. He wanted to take money from other budgets, like the military to build the wall.
Trumps "wall of fear" is a wall that is planned to be stretching from the pacific side of America, stretching alongside the border between Mexico and the U.S. The total cost of the wall is said to be an approximately five billion dollars. Then you might ask yourself, why does Trump want to build a wall that expensive, and with it shut down the government? The reason why is that he thinks it is important to keep the human smugglers and drugs away from the U.S. There is also a migration crisis happening which is a so called caravan of people from the central America. The migrants goal is to reach the U.S, which Trump really wants to prevent. He thinks they will bring violence and crime with them.Therefore he wants to build a wall separating Mexico from the U.S. When he first became president, he promised that Mexico was going to pay for the wall, but that obviously did not happen. Because of this the government is shut down, and many people live in fear. You can compare the great wall of fear with Brexit, because both of them is attempts to make their own countries better by isolating theirself from everyone else. They both think they will be better without cooperating with others.
Consequences of the government shutdown
When the government was shut down, Trump took responsibility for it. An approximate of 800 000 people is not being payed for the work they do, and even more people are not working at all. They can't pay their bills, and have to conserve their money. They can't buy new accessories, and have to get loans to survive. Other smaller consequences are children going to school not being provided meals at school, and firefighters, people working at the airports are not being paid even though they have to work. It's said that the costs of the shutdown has already reached up into the billions. Which means that Trump may soon be able to build his wall. People are desperate to come to an agreement.