To divide us
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The video opens with Trump declaring: “We’re going to build a wall. It’s going to be built” to a chorus of cheers. The camera pans over a towering segment of the wall on the Mexico-USA border. Bold text appears in capital letters:
“TRUMP TRIED TO BUILD A WALL.”
The rousing background music gets louder. It’s the classic musical score played when the hero runs through the finishing line, or the soldiers walk victoriously into their hometown, or a child stands up to the playground bully.
Think Chariot of Fire with a twist. New text appears:
“INSTEAD THE PEOPLE BUILT A WALL.”
The narrator tells us that “moms, aunts, and grandmas have come out to downtown Portland” over footage of women in masks and carrying pickets flooding into the street to protest against Trump, and for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Trump’s divisive presidency has united mothers, war veterans, patriots, and civil rights leaders. The video reminds us that through some of the darkest times in the recent history of the United States, Americans have stood together. The uplifting and stirring music is interwoven with scenes of women, men, children, and people of all colors and ages standing strong against riot police and barricades.
Expect to feel every hair on your arms stand up.