President Donald Trump took a trip to visit a portion of the replaced fencing along the United States border with Mexico. The new bollard style fence is going to an area where fencing already existed.
The President also took the opportunity to talk up his border wall to the press.
During the course of bragging about his wall, Trump attempted to speak about some of the more sophisticated security aspects.
"One thing we haven't mentioned is technology, they're wired so we'll know if someone is trying to break through. You may want to discuss that a bit, general."
But United States Army Corps of Engineers General Todd Semonite told the President:
"Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that."
Watch the excerpt here.
Oh my god. Trump starts to discuss apparently sensitive technology deployed at the border. Asks the General in char… https://t.co/deNTVxDlGo— Scott Stedman (@Scott Stedman) 1568845712.0
Predictably, the General's warning did not keep Trump from going on to speak about said technology himself, saying:
"I'll just tell you they're wired, OK? They're wired. Technologically very advanced. All set up for cameras, anyplace we want. We have anything we need. They're set up for cameras. They're all wired out for drone technology. Anything you want, we have."
In Otay Mesa, President Trump briefly described some of the technology used in new border barriers — before an offi… https://t.co/lxBsvG9Sna— 10News (@10News) 1568847706.0
Former Trump administration staffers, as well as current members of the administration, have claimed the less Trump knew about national security matters the better, the implication being that the President would reveal top secret or classified information while speaking to the press, bragging to foreign leaders or on Twitter. We now see why.
People were swift to mock Trump for his loose lips.
The general’s response should be written in sharpie in block letters on a card & clipped into a harmonica holder th… https://t.co/VsGhkAZGI8— Philip Gourevitch (@Philip Gourevitch) 1568847225.0
@ScottMStedman That general may be selecting his dancing costume this weekend; Sean can help.— Tahiti Trot (@Tahiti Trot) 1568847621.0
Everything he touches. https://t.co/1PB1zPKzJP— Craig Mazin (@Craig Mazin) 1568848703.0
@TrumpinTheShark @ScottMStedman The people following this man really need to have a come to God moment.— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette) 1568849100.0
@ScottMStedman This man was left alone in a room with a former KGB agent for TWO HOURS... https://t.co/o0sWegsJmB— Old Rant Dump (@Old Rant Dump) 1568845921.0
@ScottMStedman Imagine what he has told the Russians, the Saudis.— Survivingnsweatpants (@Survivingnsweatpants) 1568845970.0
Dangerously dumb. https://t.co/09CUKtirPu— Steve Cochran (@Steve Cochran) 1568847279.0
@ScottMStedman Remember when conservatives insisted Hillary was a threat to our national security? All their fears… https://t.co/6GQ8cSSJdt— Lenabenas (@Lenabenas) 1568845908.0
My God @realDonaldTrump is an ignorant trainwreck. https://t.co/aEU9yaH3Kc— Daddy Files (@Daddy Files) 1568856506.0
@ScottMStedman Good on him for actually telling Trump "no." That guy showed more courage and patriotism in that one… https://t.co/QyKkrgTTVP— Nefarious Means (@Nefarious Means) 1568847327.0
At least we can now all be certain that the Federal Government is not hiding an alien spaceship in Fort Knox. https://t.co/gP5iju2IHJ— Andrew Thaler (@Andrew Thaler) 1568853421.0
@MeansNefarious @ScottMStedman I just can't believe anyone is still giving him privileged information. You'd think… https://t.co/jq0zBcMN7n— Myoclonic Jerk (@Myoclonic Jerk) 1568848106.0
@adrean_shirra @ScottMStedman I suspect they are lying to him. For all we know they are telling him that the "techn… https://t.co/yefSsvRtjO— Nefarious Means (@Nefarious Means) 1568848623.0
@ScottMStedman @gtconway3d If @POTUS is still looking for the leak in his administration, maybe someone could hand… https://t.co/qGBco4S6dy— kdino (@kdino) 1568845928.0
@kdino @ScottMStedman @gtconway3d @POTUS Everything, I assume. Putin owns him + placed him in that office for ALL… https://t.co/80WRlwNLYX— Lois Winkler (@Lois Winkler) 1568846698.0
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