Donald Trump pays respect to the Wall
The 70-year-old newly installed president has taken to Twitter after his visit to the headquarters of the CIA saying he received "long standing ovations" and the CIA paid "great respect" to his proposed plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
Using his personal Twitter account the newly installed president wrote: “Had a great meeting at CIA Headquarters yesterday, packed house, paid great respect to Wall, long standing ovations, amazing people. WIN!”
The move comes after Mexicans staged a protest outside the US embassy in Mexico City and burnt an effigy of Mr Trump on his first full day in his new job.
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US President Donald Trump has claimed the CIA backed his border wall proposal
A mock barricade was erected out of cardboard boxes with the effigy on top before it was punched and pulled down and set on fire.
The demonstration in Mexico was on the same day millions of women took to the streets around the world to protest, in part, about the US president.
Mr Trump has promised to forge ahead with his proposed plan to construct a wall along the country’s southern border as well as forcing Mexico to pay for it.
During the election campaign he portrayed Mexican migrants as rapists and murderers and vowed to keep them out of the US which sparked outrage south of the border.
One protester taking part in the US embassy demonstration said: "We are against the construction of the wall and we're marching because the Mexican government has not faced up to Donald Trump's threats like the people have wanted.
"The [Trump] government says that Mexicans are going to pay for the building of the wall.
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“What Mexicans are saying to Trump is that we do not agree with the construction of the wall."