Breach of the Wall

Dawson Robertson

“We have a very powerful wall, but no matter how powerful, you can cut through anything, in all fairness,” Trump stated at a Press Conference in Pennsylvania.  

President Donald Trump, on Saturday, downplayed reports that Mexican smugglers were cutting through the freshly installed sections of the wall that he has said are fundamental to security along the U.S.-Mexico border.  President Trump finds the issue not so pressing. Trump stated, “We have a lot of people watching,” and “cutting is one thing, but it’s easily fixed.”

Saturday, The Washington Post reported that some Mexican smugglers were repeatedly sawing through the long, vertical posts made of steel with a concrete center with cordless saws. The Post also reported the work could be done in a matter of minutes using diamond grit and tungsten carbide blades.

Border Patrol agents and border security experts have repeatedly stated the steel bollard fencing is the most effective design for a border barrier because it is cheaper than many other designs, and it allows agents to see across the border while deterring and slowing those who might try to cross it. 

Customs and Border Protection Spokesman, Mathew Leas declared, “Any characterization that the wall is not working is ridiculous. The wall is working, criminals are trying to defeat it and they are going to continue to try new tactics, which we will also defeat.”

Trump is pushing on to find better and easier solutions to the ongoing smuggling and drug trade on the border.