President Donald Trump visited the southern border on Thursday and was presented with an inconvenient truth about walls: people can and do build tunnels to bypass them.
During Trump’s trip to McAllen, Texas, Melissa Lucio of Customs and Border Protection showed that walls are not the surefire security measure Trump believes them to be.
“This is just a couple of miles from here, from where we’re standing,” Lucio said, pointing to photos of tunnels dug underneath existing border wall. “This is a tunnel,” she explained. “This is the second tunnel that recently we have located. This is an area that we actually have wall.”
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Of course people burrow underneath walls, but that is unlikely to change the president’s mind.
— Dr Cosmo (@subC0smos) January 11, 2019
That awkward moment when a border patrol agent shows you a tunnel built under a wall showing walls won't stop drug smuggling minutes after you declared border patrol agents are for building more walls…
— Alan Volante (@VolanteAlan) January 11, 2019
Not quite what he wanted to hear.
— Patrick O'Donnell-Irish & pro EU, USA yes Trump no (@patrick1386) January 11, 2019
He's not paying attention.
— Christina (@tampagirl19655) January 11, 2019
Why waste time digging tunnels when, as we saw yesterday, all it takes to get thru tRump's "impenetrable" wall is a $50 gift certificate to Home Depot?
— FMcFarlin (@McFarlinFred) January 11, 2019
I hope she’s still employed! She pointed out that the emperor has no clothes!
— David Paul (@luvMy2Bcs) January 11, 2019
Ladders also defeat walls.
Did they explain how ladders work as well?
— Russell Duckworth (@truantduck) January 11, 2019
Trump telling people how to defeat walls has aged really well.