Photo Of Trump’s Steel Prototype For Border Wall Shows It Can Be Sawed Through
By Izza Sofia, 14 Jan 2019
Image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com
US president Donald Trump has chosen the steel slat material for his US-Mexico border wall.
However, according to a report by NBC News, Trump’s border wall—touted to be impenetrable—might just be the complete opposite. During a Department of Homeland Security test, it was discovered that the steel slat wall prototypes could be sawed through.
NBC News also managed to retrieve an image showing the destructed barrier. The steel slats were said to be ruined after the military experts attempted to “destroy the wall using common tools.”
When Trump was questioned about the image of the ruined wall, he responded by saying that it was “a wall designed by previous administrations.”
However, NBC News reported that this particular steel slat prototype was actually built under Trump’s administration. US Customs and Border Protection’s spokesperson told KPBS that the walls built weren’t meant to be “indestructible.” Its aim was to give time for agents to respond to any activities that breach the barrier.
Dept. of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype for border wall proved it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by DHS.— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2019
A photo obtained by @NBCNews shows the results of the test. https://t.co/SNxn6YneG9 pic.twitter.com/UP9EgHGxDx
[via HuffPost, opening image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com]
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