There’s an embarrassing design flaw in Trump’s planned wall – 15 hilarious pisstakes
The US is currently in its longest government shutdown of all time, as Donald Trump locks horns with the Democrats in an attempt to get them to approve funding for a wall along the southern border. In fact, the “wall” is more of a fence, with enormous steel slats, for which Mexico has no intention of paying, despite Trump’s pre-election assurances. Unfortunately for Trump – and his negotiating position, a photo has emerged showing a serious problem.
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
That’s right – Trump’s “impenetrable wall” is a fence that can be breached using a household saw. There’ve been some predictably scathing reactions.
Just wait until they learn about shovels and tunnels… https://t.co/AVqeKB0pm6
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 10, 2019
Trump in August 2016:
“On Day One, we will begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall.”
DHS testing in 2017 of a steel slat prototype showed it could be cut through with a saw.https://t.co/DKFxvTiafc
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 10, 2019
Note: Even if you couldn't just cut through these slats, the gaps are still plenty wide enough for drugs and money to be exchanged through.
Getting a job in the Border Patrol (or even the local police) around *that* barrier would be a mighty lucrative opportunity. https://t.co/WMxsH2lREI
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) January 11, 2019
The only way this could be funnier is if the hole was in the shape of Wile E. Coyote. https://t.co/7aX6TSF8Km
— David Waldman-1, LLC™ (@KagroX) January 11, 2019
So the moral of the story is Amazon is now stocking up on saws & it's time to buy Black & Decker Stocks https://t.co/HzHL7OijWG
— WTFGOP? Jail For #Individual1 (@DogginTrump) January 10, 2019
*puts down phone and drives to Home Depot* https://t.co/rcLrhWhzLN
— Midwest Unrest (@MW_Unrest) January 10, 2019