Sunday 18 August 2019

Cards Against Humanity buys land on US/Mexico border to block Trump’s wall

And it’s enlisted lawyers to help frustrate the US president’s plans.

Cards Against America Saves America promotion (Cards Against America)
Cards Against America Saves America promotion (Cards Against America)

By Nicola Irwin

Cards Against Humanity has bought a plot of land on the border between the US and Mexico to hinder the building of Donald Trump’s border wall.

Executives behind the expletive-laden adult game have also hired top lawyers to keep the land wall-free and frustrate the efforts of the president who promised a wall as part of his 2016 election campaign.

Prototypes of the controversial wall are already being built.

Cards Against Humanity sees its efforts as crucial to saving America while undermining President Trump, who it describes as a “preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans”.

“He is so afraid that he wants to build a 20 billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing,” it says on the promotional website for Cards Against America Saves America.

“So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specialising in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”

For 15 dollars (about £11.40), backers of Cards Against Humanity Saves America will receive an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of the promise to fight the wall, some new cards for the original game and six surprises sent over the course of December.

It is already sold out, less than 24 hours after going on sale.

The website warns: “If you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out.”

An imaginary future news report created by Cards Against Humanity reverentially talks of the game’s bold move as though a historic event, including an interview with an avocado-loving Millennial – now a grey-haired old man.

The holiday promotion was only open to those in the US. As the website points out: “This is Cards Against Humanity Saves America, not Cards Against Humanity Saves The Dumb Country You Live In.”

It believes it is saving the US from “injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada”.

This is not the first time Cards Against Humanity has bought land. It also owns a private island in Maine which it declared Hawaii 2 as part of a holiday promotion in 2014.

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