Monica Crowley is President Trump's Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs to the Treasury, a role she was appointed to in July 2019.
In 2015, however, just after President Trump began his campaign, Crowley posted a photo of herself next to the Berlin Wall.
The photo recently resurfaced for the caption she chose.
At the Berlin Wall last week. Walls work. http://t.co/2N3B4IUhbj— Monica Crowley (@Monica Crowley) 1444055926.0
In an even more confounding follow-up tweet, Crowley then reminded her followers that the Wall had been torn down.
For those of you who have missed the point, this is what remains of the Berlin Wall. http://t.co/XwGZLfSQeT— Monica Crowley (@Monica Crowley) 1444059704.0
have to admit she's right, when the wall was up not one Mexican escaped Berlin https://t.co/jDE9JRWHuj— Matt Oswalt (@Matt Oswalt) 1573424758.0
Monica Crowley, one of Trump's 3rd tier toadies, thinks the Berlin Wall is a great example of "walls work." It tak… https://t.co/SzbWfOtNDs— Derf Backderf (@Derf Backderf) 1573408166.0
It seemed pretty obvious that Crowley was trying to tout the Berlin Wall, a historic failure and symbol of cruel separation, as evidence for why Donald Trump should build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
I didn’t realize this was real...but it is. A 2015 tweet from Monica Crowley who is now a senior official at the… https://t.co/ZCAgGU5Pn5— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1573339059.0
The Berlin Wall was, of course, torn down by the citizens of Berlin in one of the most jubilant days in modern German history.
This is a US Govt official praising the GODDAMN BERLIN WALL, the symbol of 70 years of oppression and division unde… https://t.co/vZGnpUi9th— Molly McKew (@Molly McKew) 1573326521.0
November 9 marked the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany's capital.
Nobel Laureate Peter Agre first visited Berlin in the middle of the Cold War when he was 17. This week he returned… https://t.co/SrDZr35rWm— The Nobel Prize (@The Nobel Prize) 1573286642.0
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 youtu.be
As we commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall which held Europe in chains for over a generation, it is really worth… https://t.co/7bUVUONKjY— Patrick Chovanec (@Patrick Chovanec) 1573336817.0
People online were stunned a government official would cite the Berlin Wall as evidence of success.
I can't believe this is real https://t.co/bADrwwrqCq— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire) 1573390638.0
America is being run by dumb people. Kinda like East Germany. https://t.co/jOIWx7oAog— Christoph Rehage (@Christoph Rehage) 1573380275.0
Speechless at the idiocy of this. https://t.co/05EUcF2ybW— Olly Gibbs (@Olly Gibbs) 1573388184.0
Many pointed out that another prominent Republican was pretty AGAINST the Berlin Wall.
It was a great president named Ronald Reagan who claimed 1987 to “tear down this wall”. And the Germans showed proo… https://t.co/5KhJnvITvZ— Dr. Peter Tauber (@Dr. Peter Tauber) 1573336550.0
@MonicaCrowley Ronald Reagan believed otherwise.— chuckshafer🏳️🌈 (@chuckshafer🏳️🌈) 1573338492.0
It seems Crowley needs a bit of a history lesson.
Then at the Hindenburg crash site: “Zeppelins work!” https://t.co/DKoRrb9Q8H— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1573343704.0
Hey @MonicaCrowley happy to give you a history lesson - you know you are defending Communism right? https://t.co/98iXFhPCvl— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@Ruth Ben-Ghiat) 1573332819.0
It was quickly pointed out that Monica Crowley has a history of misrepresenting facts (especially those written by other people).
@MonicaCrowley A reminder that the author of this tweet also plagiarized her PhD dissertation. Only a fraud with… https://t.co/LNOmZc8vtY— P.J. Hinton (@P.J. Hinton) 1573342741.0
No matter how much people make fun of her, however, the scary thing is that Crowley still holds a powerful position within the government.
Just remembering that time that Monica Crowley now Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the US Treasury declar… https://t.co/qfhNdsLtoz— Otto English (@Otto English) 1573332407.0
@MonicaCrowley This is what happens when Betsy DeVos is the secretary of education. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.— Marion IA Gma 💉💉😷😷 (@Marion IA Gma 💉💉😷😷) 1573342442.0
Who knows what else she might think was a success?
"At the Gigli Premiere. Ben Affleck and J.Lo's chemistry works." - Monica Crowley https://t.co/JH1w92cZGV— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1573393173.0
Walls don't work.
@orgagility @MattOswaltVA Something makes me think this crowd would be fine with shooting people who cross walls— anarcho-deontologist (@anarcho-deontologist) 1573502302.0
@MonicaCrowley There is a fundamental difference between walls built to keep people in against their will and those… https://t.co/IjLdkx5rRl— Richard N. Haass (@Richard N. Haass) 1573390935.0
If any history professors can get ahold of Monica Crowley, she's going to need some help ASAP.