President Donald Trump has revealed a new and innovative plan to control the unchecked flow of illegal immigrants across the US border with Mexico - he will release a pride of lions to patrol the area.
Trump was writing on Twitter about his annoyance at the Democrat Party's continuing objection to funding for his border barrier, and the ongoing shutdown of the government which is preventing 800,000 federal employees from going to work.
Trump tweeted that, if neither Mexico, nor America, itself, would pay for the wall, then the next best thing would be to deter illegal immigrants by using fear:
"We can do this with lions," he said, adding, "and we won't even need to feed them!"
"Lions eat meat, and Mexicans are made of meat. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier!"
A billion people nodded, knowingly.