President Trump is Headed to California to Review Border Wall Options

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 9:55 AM
President Trump is Headed to California to Review Border Wall Options

The White House announced late Monday night President Trump will visit California in March to review a series of border wall prototypes. 

The prototypes have been built near the southern border in San Diego, where President Trump will review them before making a final decision about which one should be used. There are eight options and hundreds of companies put bids in on the historic project.

Last month, U.S. Special Forces were tasked with breaching the prototypes. They found the task nearly impossible.

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

The administration planned to break ground on building the wall along major sections of the U.S. border with Mexico last summer, but has since been delayed.

During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week in Washington D.C., Trump reassured supporters the wall is getting built regardless of criticism. 

"Don't worry, you're getting the wall.  Don’t worry, okay?" he said. "We're getting the wall."

Over the weekend, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled a planned visit to the White House after getting in a disagreement with President Trump about paying for the wall.