Jun 2013
1. Donald Trump tweeted on 28 December 2018:

2. Why wasting an astronomical sum (between $12 billion and $15 billion) to repeat something that had been done in China more than 2,300 years ago? It seems that the only Chinese thing that can fascinate Donald Trump is the Great Wall of China.

In view of his obsession in building a "big, beautiful wall" all the way across the US-Mexico border, I humorously and sarcastically coin the term "trumpwall" to mean "make tremendous progress in doing something, especially high technology" (as though breaking a wall or barrier into, up, etc). The following are examples of the use of the new term:

(a) If India succeeds in its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” to send 3 astronauts to the space, it will trumpwall into an exclusive club of countries (Russia, the US and China) capable of independent human space travel.

(b) If China's Chang'e-4 space probe succeeds in making the first-ever soft landing on the dark side of the moon, China will trumpwall up another rank in its space programme.

(c) In the late 1970s, Pham Van Dong, who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired in 1987, told a visitor that "waging a war is simple, but running a country is very difficult". It remains to be seen whether Vietnam can trumpwall into the league of developed nations in the future.

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China probe readies to land on the moon

Pham Van Dong

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