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East German border guards look through a hole in the Berlin wall after demonstrators pulled down one segment of the wall at Brandenburg gate Saturday, November 11, 1989. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

27 years after the Berlin Wall fell social media is buzzing about a new wall on US border


27 years after the Berlin Wall fell social media is buzzing about a new wall on US border

WATCH  | People on social media are pointing out the irony of Donald Trump being elected president on the same day the Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago.

The Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolizing the end of an economically and socially divided Europe. It essentially marked the beginning of the end to the Cold War era.

Twenty-seven years later, on the exact same day, the United States of America elected a president whose pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a central part of his campaign. 

In June 2015, when Trump first launched his bid for the White House, he said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

And despite many Democratic and moderate voters expressing opposition the proposed wall, the Pew Research Center found that 79 percent of Trump supporters are in favor of building the wall. 

Naturally, people on social media recognized the irony in Trump being president-elect on the same day the Berlin Wall fell. 

They took to Twitter to highlight the irony of it all: 


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