Company apportions land to campaign backers, retains law firm ahead of potential legal battle with Trump administration
Within hours of launching an online funding campaign, Cards Against Humanity met its goal Wednesday to stymy President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico.
The racy word game asked users to spend $15 for six surprise packages, and used that money to pay for land it purchased along the border to obstruct Trump's long-sought barrier.
"Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans," the company said on its campaign website.
"He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing."
The company added in a cheeky FAQ that it is protecting America from "Injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada".
In exchange for $15 not only would customers receive six mystery gifts some time in December, but the company said it purchased several acres of land on the U.S.-Mexican border that it would apportion to campaign backers.
It also retained a law firm that specializes in government land seizures "to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built".
The gifts backers would receive are unknown, because, as the FAQ points out: "The nature of a surprise is that it surprises you when it occurs. The nature of a surprise is that it surprises you when it occurs".
Comedy aside, if the company did what it said its campaign is likely to flummox the Trump administration and set the stage for a legal showdown.
The location of the land Cards Against Humanity said it purchased is unclear, but the company said it would provide customers with "an illustrated map of the land".
Trump made the border wall a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign for the White House and promised to have Mexico pay for the barrier.
Mexican officials have dismissed the idea, and Trump has appeared to change course on who would fund the wall, seeking an appropriation from Congress to fund the wall instead.