People are freaking out about the speech that Donald Trump gave in front of a wall of garbage

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Trump's trade talk sounds Democratic

Donald Trump just delivered a major economic policy speech at a factory in Pennsylvania.

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But while the location was intended to convey the real-estate mogul's seriousness about revitalizing American manufacturing industries, observers were at first a bit distracted by the backdrop that was directly behind Trump.

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Indeed, for over a half an hour, Trump spoke at length about his protectionist trade policies while perched in front of several compacted blocks of recycling, which took up much of the screen on the major cable networks that carried the speech.

Observers on Twitter were quick to point out the bizarre staging:

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Trump gives speech in front of a wall of garbage
Nothing says declare independence from the elites like that backdrop https://t.co/UP9P2YZ1hV
Just turned on the TV: Is Trump giving this speech inside a giant trash compactor? https://t.co/FFEn5KtH0t
Garbage speech https://t.co/MvXRmAdLWe
Is this backdrop advance success or failure? https://t.co/nJpAxMlN45
That staging is complete rubbish
Staffer 1: So just whatever you do, don't put him in front of a giant pile of garbage. Staffer 2: Got it. https://t.co/1zjzNEnLoy
Well what message do we want the setting to communicate to voters? "Garbage" *snaps* I know just the thing https://t.co/7E8CNYgpO1
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Some observers saw some parallels to Trump's plan to build a wall along the Southern US border:

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