I came across this today. An episode of the 1950s western TV series ‘Trackdown’ featured a con man named Walter Trump who promised to build a wall in order to prevent the end of the world.
Some of the dialogue:
Narrator: “The people were ready to believe. Like sheep they ran to the slaughterhouse. And waiting for them was the high priest of fraud.”
Trump: “I am the only one. Trust me. I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate.”
Townperson: “What do we do? How can we save ourselves?”
Trump: "You ask how do you build that wall. You ask, and I’m here to tell you.”
How weird is that?