One of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises in 2016 was that he would build a large wall along the southern U.S. border, which prompted Texas resident Shirley Menard to vote for him in that year’s election. But now that she’s about to get exactly what she asked for, she’s not very happy.
According to the New York Times, Menard, whose house sits right at the borderline between Texas and Mexico, received a letter from the federal government this past June that informed her that it plans to build a 30-foot-tall barrier right in her backyard within the next year.
“I never thought they’d go through a subdivision,” Menard tells the paper. “My blood pressure has not been normal since I got that letter.”
But it’s not just Menard’s house that will be disturbed. According to the Times, residents in the border town of Brownsville, Texas have been surprised to learn that Trump’s wall will divide the local River Bend Resort and Golf Club, which is a living community for older adults, in half.
“About 70 percent of the community — some 200 properties — would be stranded south of the barricade but north of the river,” the Times reports.
This isn’t sitting well with residents in the area.
River Bend resident and 2016 Trump vote Avie Greenslittells the Times that she has learned her lesson and would not back the president again next year.
“He’s not going to get my vote in 2020,” she says.
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