President Donald Trump's long-sought wall at the southern border has been a pillar of his campaign and administration.
Despite constant claims that Mexico would pay for it, Trump's frequently shown that he's willing to use taxpayer dollars for its funding—even if it means shutting down the government or diverting funds from the military.
Trump promised in 2015:
"I will build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
But portions of the wall recently set in concrete in Calexico, California are proving not to be so great after all.
We already knew the border wall could be climbed, but in what some would consider a metaphor for his administration, portions of the wall have tipped over into Mexico due to high winds.
Trump's newly built wall collapses in high winds 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/qRr85tiQP9— Hear Me Roar (@Hear Me Roar) 1580397076.0
Costing millions of dollars per mile to construct, Trump's promise to build 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020 is anything but realistic. Though the President boasts about having built 100 miles of wall last year, ninety-nine of those miles were repairs on already existing barriers.
The collapse got the internet talking.
I’m not sure we should send Mexico the bill for this. https://t.co/PCI6q3344v— George Conway (@George Conway) 1580393890.0
Trump's "mighty" border wall defeated by climate change. https://t.co/aYaZnNnZB9— Dannie Gregoire (@Dannie Gregoire) 1580393042.0
His flimsy wall and his pathetic presidency all crashing down with a simple gust of wind. https://t.co/OFcSKlNhVY— 🏳️🌈Lisa Talmadge 🔥🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈Lisa Talmadge 🔥🏳️🌈) 1580353103.0
🎶🎶 the fascists my friend, are blowing in the wind, the fascists are blowing in the wind 🎶🎶 https://t.co/BGFJfjr4DU— Not On My Watch (@Not On My Watch) 1580353582.0
“No one knows building racist walls better than me” - @realDonaldTrump As his dumb wall falls into Mexican territ… https://t.co/4p1oWGSvEp— Chumach (@Chumach) 1580375324.0
Maybe it's a good thing Trump hasn't focused on infrastructure any. We want bridges that don't fall down at the fir… https://t.co/G1XcDWDK1V— Psychopomp Gecko (@Psychopomp Gecko) 1580353605.0
Mother Nature : https://t.co/BKIutvahwv https://t.co/PBApNoo0Jb— sphynxonyx (@sphynxonyx) 1580369650.0
Another quality product with the Trump name on it! https://t.co/D9NJFIbdKX— James Cooper 🇨🇦 (@James Cooper 🇨🇦) 1580383796.0
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