Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a Republican contender for the president's job, has been ridiculed online since raising the idea of building a mammoth security wall along the Canada-U.S. border.
Walker entertained the idea during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, where he called the wall a "legitimate issue."
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It's rare to see the Canadian border being discussed during a presidential campaign, as candidates more often talk about the southern border. Walker's fellow presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has called for a "real wall" to be put up between the U.S. and Mexico. And he plans to get the Mexican government to pay for it.
The possibility of a Canadian wall, on the other hand, got a whole lot of laughs online.
I do agree with Governor #Walker that "Canada Wall" would be a sweet punk rock band name.— @JohnnyWalsh
So Scott Walker wants a border wall with Canada? I don't think it will work. They're used to climbing over walls. pic.twitter.com/oDiHk0mOjG— @NCSox
Will the Canada wall only be felled by Dragon Fire or the Horn of Joramun? pic.twitter.com/vebj6yenLF— @wupton
@inreallifealex Our skates are sharpened, we're coming for their cheese!— @seanvsmachine
Of course, the Democrats also got in on the fun with a little help from Kanye West (another possible presidential candidate?).
Fellow Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul took a jab at Walker too.
The Kentucky senator told a Boston radio station that a wall between Canada and the U.S. would be a "pretty dumb idea."
Rand Paul Calls Canada Border Wall Idea 'Pretty Dumb'. That's the smartest thing he said so far on the campaign trail http://t.co/8JH7MpC9Ft— @wes_chu
Some Canadians responded with a shot of sarcasm...
As long as I can still get HBO, build away! Scott Walker says building Canada border wall is a 'legitimate issue' http://t.co/scLRXqHEtw— @JoshuaLambier
I for one am for this cross border fence. Think of it it'll protect Canada from US crazies + think of the tourism revenue see Wall of China— @GCR65
... while others put some serious thought into the logistics of how it would be built.
It would be a long wall. The border stretches 8,891 kilometres across land and water.
Will your anti-Canada wall float in the Great Lakes? https://t.co/cTGwjEtqmZ— @Kat4Obama
It wasn't all laughs. One user was seriously concerned at how the proposal would impact jobs, particularly in Walker's home state of Wisconsin...
... while many Americans just felt sorry for Canadians altogether.
Frankly, I'm surprised Canada hasn't already built a wall to keep us out.— @bermanmatt
I apologize to the people of Canada for Scott Walker's absurd idea of building a Canadian border fence. #CanadaWall— @AaronApolloCamp