Donald Trump Thinks Good Neighbors Make Good Fences… Or Something

Zoe Samuel
1 min readApr 7, 2019

On Friday, Donald Trump addressed a group in which he made a reference to a poem by Robert Frost, “Mending Wall” — a poem featuring a dreadful old fuddy-duddy who loves walls, and that is actually about how walls separate us. Here’s Trump’s quote:

Thanks to Daniel Dale at the Toronto Star for live-tweeting the speech!

That’s not actually how the line in the poem reads, which led me to wonder, does Trump have some other version of the poem? As I said at the time:

It’s possible… isn’t it?

It turns out, I was right! After some research, I was able to find the version of the poem that Trump must have been using:

He still didn’t quite get the quote right, though.