CALIFORNIA – President Trump paid a visit to the US-Mexico border today, following a week of confusing comments over whether he’d shut it down.
During his border visit, Trump spoke about the wall’s durability, saying it was “very, very hard to climb.”
“If you want to climb that, it’s sharp up on top, too. If you want to climb that then you deserve whatever you can get, but it’s very, very hard. It’s meant anti-climb. It’s called anti-climb, so it’s a great wall and … I think it looks fantastic — very see-through, so you’re able to see the other side, which is a very important element.”
The President stopped in Calexico, California, to tour replacement border fencing and participate in a border security roundtable. He met with a group of law enforcement and immigration officials, as well as members of Congress and his administration.
According to the Arizona Republic, the two-mile stretch replacement barrier he’ll see was authorized prior to when he came into office, but a plaque on the bollards calls it “the first section of President Trump’s border wall.”
During the roundtable, Trump said the immigration system is full, regardless of whether the individuals seeking to come into the US are seeking asylum or not.