As you’ve heard by now, Donald Trump has repeatedly stated over the past several days that the wall he is proposing will be a steel structure, which he called as “absolutely critical to border security” during his Oval Office address earlier this week.
During his campaign, Trump promised to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful” wall on the border that would be paid for by Mexico. Well, we know the ‘paid for by Mexico’ part was a lie, and now the “impenetrable” part if proving to be a lie as well.
It turns out that during the testing of the proposed steel wall slats, the prototype proved to be vulnerable, as it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by DHS.
As you can see in the video below, the steel
Testing by DHS in 2017 showed all eight prototypes proposed were vulnerable to breaching, according to an internal February 2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection report.
Trump responded to the picture from the South Lawn of the White House, saying “that’s a wall designed by previous administrations.” “It’s very, very hard — the wall that we are doing is very, very hard to penetrate,” Trump said.
However, the prototype was built during his administration, not previous administrations.