Donald Trump's border wall blown into Mexico by strong wind
30 January 2020, 11:02
Donald Trump's supposedly high-security border wall with Mexico has reportedly blown over due to a strong wind, US border officials have said.
The 9 metre high steel panels were pushed into submission and fell over in the section between the Californian town of Calexico and the Mexican town of Mexicali on Wednesday afternoon.
Local media reported around 40 metres of the wall fell due to wind speeds of around 37mph.
The section actually fell onto the Mexican side of the border, meaning Mexican authorities had to spring into action and divert traffic, border patrol agent Carlos Pitones said.
He told the LA Times the wall would be re-erected and added: "CBP [Customs and Border Protection] will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues."
37mph winds blew over the border wall— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) January 30, 2020
Btw remember the 700,000 hungry Americans Trump kicked off SNAP to “save money”? The $18B he’s wasted on this wall could have funded their SNAP for for 16+ years.pic.twitter.com/mZM2mB0XoJ
Thankfully, nobody was injured in the collapse, according to KYMA.
This particular section of the wall was being built, and reports have claimed the concrete holding them in place had not set when the panels fell.
Trump fought a large part of his campaign on the promise he would build a wall to cover the entire length of 1,945-mile border.
He even threatened to shut down the US government to get the $5.7billion needed to build what he calls his "beautiful" wall.
But despite promises to build a large concrete wall, Mr Trump backtracked and conceded on building a barrier on areas where there is currently no wall.
Earlier this month, he said: "The barrier or the wall can be of steel instead of concrete if that works better.”