The Democratic National Committee on Tuesday morning sent an email with the subject "Trump's Empty Promises on Border Wall."
"Trump has failed to deliver on his signature promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it. Trump even admitted in a private conversation with Mexico that his border wall promise was the ‘least important thing,'" said the email, first noticed by Business Insider reporter Allan Smith.
Angelo Carusone, president of the liberal group Media Matters for America, slammed the email as counterproductive.
So dumb. Saddest part is they think they're playing like 4th dimensional chess, but in reality they're just sitting alone eating checkers. https://t.co/h9iXWGBLs3
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) August 22, 2017
The email led some liberals to advocate refraining from donating to the cash-strapped DNC.
please do not give these feckless idiots money https://t.co/GZ9rW5Mg79
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) August 22, 2017
Journalists across Twitter slammed the email for being bad politics and tone-deaf.
— Jonathan Deesi̓̐ͦ̄ng (@Deesing) August 22, 2017
— Ashley Shelby (@millcitywriter) August 22, 2017
2018 Dem message: the food is terrible, and such small portionshttps://t.co/pnu6Sla38p
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) August 22, 2017
these craven shitheads are going to keep losing elections https://t.co/je2Z0hnFcc
— auntie fa (@JoshhTerry) August 22, 2017
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 22, 2017
folks, if you're frustrated by the lack of follow-through on racism, vote Democr–wait, that's not–lemme start over https://t.co/Dkuk97wicz
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) August 22, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced in San Diego a plan for a prototype of the border wall, which "may be used for future designs for construction of the wall along the rest of the border," the Washington Free Beacon reported.