The US company behind offensively funny Cards Against Humanity bought a plot of land on the US Mexico border in a bid to stop Donald Trump building his wall.
The game company said it was ‘going to save America’ because the ‘government is being run by a toilet’.
It said: ‘Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans.
‘He is so afraid he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing.
‘So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specialising in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.’
It urged Americans to donate $15 (£12) and in return they would get six ‘America-saving surprises’ in the post.
The surprises reportedly include an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of the card game’s promise to fight the wall and some new playing cards.
‘If you voted for Trump,’ the company said on its website, ‘you might want to sit this one out.’
If the wall is to get built, the government will need to use eminent domain – known in the UK as compulsory purchase – to obtain private land along the border, like the plot Cards Against Humanity has bought.
Trump will also need to convince reluctant members of the government to allocate the billions of dollars needed to actually build the wall.
What is compulsory purchase?
A compulsory purchase order (CPO) is a legal function that allows certain bodies which need to obtain land or property to do so without the consent of the owner.
It may be enforced if a proposed development is considered one for public betterment, for example when building motorways where a land owner does not want to sell.
His administration has not yet had a significant legislative win despite benefiting from majorities in both houses of Congress, with repeated attempts to dissolve Barack Obama’s healthcare law collapsing.
But the administration insists it is moving ahead with the wall, pointing to the construction of eight prototypes near San Diego.
Opponents say it is ineffective and xenophobic and several have tried to sue in a bid to block construction.
Cards Against Humanity – marketed as a ‘party game for horrible people’ – sees one player read the beginning of a statement with other players finishing the statment in the most inappropriate way.