Cards Against Humanity, the popular irreverent card game, says it is buying land on the U.S.-Mexico border in a bid to stop President Donald Trump's border wall, and offering shares of it to fans who pay $15.
There are five more parts to this holiday promotion, though it already sold out within hours of being announced Tuesday. And it's all squarely aimed at the president and his trademark campaign promise.
"It’s 2017, and the government is being run by a toilet. We have no choice: Cards Against Humanity is going to save America," the Chicago-based card game writes on a dedicated site.
It's the latest prank of a holiday promotion from Cards Against Humanity, known as the "party game for horrible people," which last year raised tens of thousands of dollars to dig a hole, which it claimed had no deeper meaning. The year before it collected $5 from fans for nothing, making $71,000 in the process.
People who bought this year's holiday promotion will get a map of the border plot, new cards, "a certificate of our promise to fight the wall" and more. Cards Against Humanity said it has also retained a law firm that focuses on what's called eminent domain, the legal power by which a government can take over private property for public use, for fair compensation.
"Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing," the game explains, adding they hope "to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built."
To date, the Trump administration hasn't made much progress on the wall. It's unveiled eight prototypes in San Diego and requested $1.6 billion for this budget year for about 14 miles of upgrades in the San Diego area.
His nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, testified last month that she does not believe that the wall will extend from "sea to shining sea."