Donald Trump has ordered that his Mexican border wall be built as see-through so officers can see who is on the other side.
Speaking as he inspected prototypes in San Diego on Tuesday, the Trump said: “You have to have see-through,” POTUS declared. “You have to know what’s on the other side of the wall… You could be two feet away from a criminal cartel and you don’t even know they’re there. Now we have equipment to take care of that, x-ray equipment, etc.”
Trump then asked a law enforcement official how important he thought “see-through” was, leading the officer to state that if he can see across the border, he can get ahead of threats.
Trump went on to say that fences won’t work because even if you have a “very powerful fence” you still will have to deal with people cutting holes in the fence. Therefore, America needs a wall along the border because “if you don’t have a wall system we’re not going to have a country.”
He declared they were looking at some walls with “some see-through capability,” adding that “if you don’t have see-through, it’s a problem.”
Trump wondered at the height of the mockups, telling reporters that he envisions a tall wall preventing agile immigrants from entering the U.S.
“Getting over the top is easy,” he said. “These are like professional mountain climbers. They are incredible climbers.”
“They can’t climb some of these walls. Some of them they can,” he added.
Trump: “The larger it is, the better it is because it's very hard to get over the top. It's really deterrent from getting over the top. Who would think, who would think. But getting over the top is easy. These are like professional mountain climbers." pic.twitter.com/4AUWCTarn2
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 13, 2018
Twitter had a field day:
So, some people say that you want to be able to see through the wall.
Build that fence doesn’t have quite the same ring does it, silly man.
— Abigal Adam’s Fan (@sandrawade) March 13, 2018
….We need a see through wall so we can see what’s on the other side…
I’ll take ‘Great Presidential Quotes’ for $1,000, Alex
— mike roberts (@LiveMike46) March 13, 2018
2019: see through wall
2020: Mexico retaliates pic.twitter.com/WNSNcm6TAp
— Jordan Crouse (@CosmicPenguin) March 13, 2018
“These are like professional mountain climbers” -Trump on people illegally crossing the border pic.twitter.com/OsIftZjRCR
— Pure Michigan Girl (@PureMichGirl) March 13, 2018
Trump looking at the border wall just called Mexicans “professional mountain climbers”
Oh and don’t forget “rapists,”
So “professional mountain climber rapists” are going to ruin our country.
I assume some are good people. Who rape after climbing mountains.
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) March 13, 2018
Yeah, that ‘see through’ wall is called a fence here in the south. Seems pretty good from the start.
— Stephen Nash (@slnash4u) March 13, 2018
Trump, in speaking about his stupid wall just said: “You have to have see through. You have to know what's on the other side of the wall.”
Here's an idea:
We tell him that we built an invisible wall & that Mexico paid for it. Then we take the $22 mil. & buy our teachers supplies
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 13, 2018
why would he need to see thru it? It's not like there are underage girls getting dressed near it!
— Danine Pug Momma (@DaninePugHeart) March 13, 2018
Trump said Mexicans were "professional mountain climbers". Do they rape before or after they climb the mountain? Asking for a racist.
— Here's My Nunes (@ComeyMaybe) March 13, 2018
"The state of California is begging us to build walls in certain areas. They won't tell you that," Donald Trump said while touring border wall prototypes in San Diego. He also stated his preference for a see-through wall https://t.co/I2QQ2YMyKX pic.twitter.com/N0ukwgExJX
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 13, 2018