Hardware giant Home Depot is in dire straits. As the election looms near, projections for the infamous border wall become bleak. Financial institutions and credit awarding retailers saw a huge surge in transactions from the hundreds of contractors in American border states expecting opportunity in the coming year. Home Depot, the nation’s largest hardware retailer, was hit the hardest with some 1,300 contractors opening lines of credit at the store for various materials and tools needed for the new wall.
Despair has gripped the people of Mexico after opinion poll results in the United States suggested that hundreds of thousands of the nation’s builders won’t soon be offered a series of lucrative government wall-building contracts after all.
‘Yet again, small businesses have been hung out to dry by the Establishment,’ complained Enrique Arramos, 42, from Puebla. ‘Señor Trump was promising the biggest government-funded infrastructure programme of recent years but now this crook Hillary Clinton has come along and put the kibosh on it. I have 12 labourers relying on me for their wages. How am I going to pay them now?
‘It used to be 15 but luckily three of them bunked off to America.’
Bricklayer Pablo Majeras, 32, added ‘Now this wall project has gone tits up it looks like I’ll be reduced to scratching a living down in the slums with no job, no money and no hope for the future. It’ll be like Brexit Britain. How humiliating.’