President Donald J. Trump is big on keeping his promises.
He’s headed to California, hardly a hotbed of MAGA support, to view prototypes of potential border walls.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune:
…Trump is close to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. And any border wall – his signature campaign promise – would run through California.
Eight border wall prototypes are on display in a dusty lot near the border east of San Diego. The 30-foot-tall barriers use varying configurations of steel, concrete – even spikes – to create ramparts far more formidable than almost anything currently in place along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. Tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security have found the prototypes are nearly impossible to climb or break through.
Trump has dropped his insistence that the new structure be a wall, rather than a fence, as U.S. border agents prefer something that allows them to see through into Mexican territory. Trump said last year that an completely opaque structure would leave agents at risk of being struck by sacks of drugs hurled into the United States.
It certainly makes sense that President Trump would want to view prototypes of the wall before he prepares to champion it to Congress.
Trump went on to say:
“As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them – they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over,” Trump told reporters last year. “As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.”
American ingenuity is a key element of Making American Great Again. It’s not surprising that the best and brightest in minds in America are contributing to the border wall which will keep our country safe and secure.