Did President Trump Scrap Plans for a Border Wall in Favor of a Dome?

Initial estimates put the cost of our new dome in the area of seven-and-a-half quintillion dollars.

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U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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President Trump has scrapped plans for constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in favor of a proposal for a dome.

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On 6 May 2018, the web site Daily World Update published an article reporting that President Trump had scrapped plans for constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in favor of a proposal for a dome:

With Democrats running around whining about using our hard-earned tax money for “realistic” things instead of a big beautiful wall to protect us from the threateningly dusky, our President has just doubled-down like a magnificent Blackjack player. Now will come: The Dome.

None of this was true. This report was a fabricated story that originated solely with Daily World Update, a site that is part of a fake news network which engages in political trolling under the guise of offering “satire.”

The site’s disclaimer notes that “Everything on this website is fiction.”