Report: Trump’s ‘Virtually Impenetrable’ Wall Knocked Over By Wind
President Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted of the “virtually impenetrable” nature of his prized barriers along the southern U.S. border, but one section of the wall proved no match for Mother Nature on Wednesday, according to The Guardian.
A section of steel panels between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexican town of Mexicali was blown over by high winds, U.S. border patrol officers reported.
The more than 30-foot barrier was under construction when it succumbed to wind gusts this week, with concrete anchors being put into place, The Guardian reported, and the concrete had not quite set when wind speeds picked up.
The panels blew over onto the Mexican side of the border, photos show.
“Luckily, Mexican authorities responded quickly and were able to divert traffic from the nearby street,” border patrol agent Carlos Pitones told The Los Angeles Times.
“CBP [Customs and Border Protection] will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues,” Pitones added.
As expected in such a situation, Trump’s critics immediately jumped on the irony of his wall toppling over due to winds. That reality did not match up with the president’s superlative boastful nature was lost on no one.