He repeatedly threatened it throughout his political campaign. So perhaps it should not be such a surprise that Donald Trump has mentioned the construction of a wall so soon into his presidency.
The new US President is expected to order the construction of the Mexican border wall on Wednesday night – and the news has been met with reaction as divided as the country which voted him into power.
While many say it is a sign the President’s policies are to go ahead, and he shouldn’t be underestimated, others criticise it as a needless waste of public money.
President Trump confirmed his plans on Tuesday night, tweeting: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!”
Trump supporters welcomed and news and praised the move to stem illegal immigration from Mexico.
Here is how social media reacted to the news: