The beauty pageant to build Trump’s border wall is beginning
Proposal deadline is first step in a process that combines three of the president’s most successful ventures: pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia
Next Wednesday marks the deadline for the hundreds of companies interested in building Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise – a “great, great wall” on the US-Mexico border – to submit concept papers detailing their proposals.
It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. (With an added dash of chaos: just hours before the original deadline of 29 March, bidders were given a one-week extension to 4 April.)