President Trump was in California for several fundraisers and then he went to San Diego to inspect the new wall.
It stands thirty feet high and goes six feet underground. The top of the wall has an unclimbable feature and the steel is made to retain heat, which would make it very uncomfortable to climb.
The San Diego area has been a major artery for illegal aliens and this wall will close down the crossing. The base is concrete filled with heavy-duty rebar.
Breaking through that could take days if it can be penetrated at all.
President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.
“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.
“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said
The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.
He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.
“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.
The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.
He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.