It prompted some Twitter users to declare that irony was now dead.
Will Sommer, a reporter for The Daily Beast, shared photos of the fences he said were “keeping non-ticket holders away from Trump’s speech and the Lincoln Memorial”:
Critics suggested the temporary barriers were some kind of metaphor.
The Trump administration has come under increasing fire this week for the way undocumented migrants are being detained in federal facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. The conditions have been described as “appalling.”