OTAY MESA, California — President Donald Trump arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border early Tuesday afternoon to inspect the eight prototypes for the border wall he promised to build.
It was the president’s first stop on his first visit to California since taking office, and came just days after the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in Sacramento challenging the constitutionality of the state’s “sanctuary” laws.
The president told reporters that he preferred prototypes that had some “see-through capability” so that Border Patrol agents could see what, and who, was on the other side. “You have to know what’s on the other side of the wall. … You could be two feet away from a cartel, and you don’t even know they’re there.”
He also said that he preferred models that had a rounded top that would make scaling the wall more difficult.
Trump added that a fence, by itself, was insufficient because it could be easily cut. “You have hundreds of holes cut in, and patched,” he said, referring to the current barrier.
“If you don’t have a wall system, you’re not going to have a country,” he said.
The president also talked about the benefits of the wall to the local economy and society. “They re-established law and order in San Diego when they put up a wall. And it’s not a superior wall — it’s an inferior wall. But it’s a wall.”
The president criticized California Governor Jerry Brown, who sent the president a letter Monday arguing for “bridges, not walls”
“The governor is doing a terrible job,” Trump said, standing by one of the prototypes, citing high taxes, illegal immigration, and the exodus of taxpayers from the state. He also singled out Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for warning illegal aliens last month that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be conducting a sweep in Northern California.
He called on Congress to “fully fund” the wall, no matter which prototype, or prototypes, were chosen.
“The ones that work the best aren’t necessarily the most expensive. I like that ring,” he concluded.
I wonder what stage of denial the shills are at. Also as expected, the pathetic limpwristed commie protests have failed entirely to stop him.