Sent to the Financial Times, January 26, 2017
Now that Mexico has announced that it will not pay for a border wall ("Mexican president scraps Trump summit over border wall dispute," January 26), I expect to see an announcement soon from Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., saying that Trump Towers (to be renamed Trump Patriot Towers) will build an uninterrupted line of buildings along the border, with financial support from the US Government: Trump condos, Trump hotels, and Trump office buildings, all with high security equipment. Entrance will be allowed only from the US side.
The Trump brothers will also announce that special "patriot" discounts will be available for those who reserve condos, hotel rooms and office space early.
Maybe this was the whole idea all along.
Original article: https://www.ft.com/content/a69893a6-e379-11e6-8405-9e5580d6e5fb