It’s possible some Americans’ priorities are out of whack:
With both Mexico and the US refusing to foot the bill, questions have arisen over how the wall will be paid for — so, on Friday (AEDT) the White House suggested Mr Trump could impose a 20 per cent tax on Mexican imports.
But Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Luis Videgaray, warned that could raise prices for American consumers.
“You’re going to make things ranging from avocados to appliances to flat-screen TVs, you’re going to make them more expensive,” he said.
And it is avocados that became a rallying point for those on Twitter opposed to the wall — Mexico is, after all, the world’s leading avocado producer and the top exporter of avocados into the US.
A 30¢ increase in the price of avocados is survivable, as was the election.