Trump vis­its Cal­i­for­nia to in­spect pro­to­types for Mex­ico bor­der wall

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has in­spected pro­to­types for his long-promised wall along the bor­der with Mex­ico in a tour that drew both sup­port­ers and pro­test­ers.

"If you don't have a wall sys­tem here, we're not gonna have a coun­try," Trump warned while tour­ing the eight pro­to­types of the wall he promised to build to keep out il­le­gal im­mi­grants near San Diego in the state of Cal­i­for­nia. His in­spec­tion on Tues­day, of the pro­to­types made of con­crete, steel and other ma­te­ri­als marks his first visit to Cal­i­for­nia since as­sum­ing of­fice, Xin­hua news agency re­ported.

He is also the first pres­i­dent since Dwight Eisen­hower to skip a visit to the "Golden State" dur­ing the first year in of­fice. Since the con­struc­tion work be­gan in Septem­ber, dis­pute be­tween the White House and Cal­i­for­nia, a Demo­cratic strong­hold that is at the fore­front of re­sis­tance to his anti-im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy, has been fu­elling. The Pres­i­dent on Tues­day showed his pref­er­ence to the bor­der wall that he promised to build in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, say­ing the wall should can be "see-through" and tall enough so that il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion can not climb over, re­ports IANS.

"You have to have seethrough," Trump said when he checked the pro­to­types, which are each 30 feet (9.1 me­tres) high and 30 feet (9.1 me­tres) long , stand­ing 10 me­tres away from the old fence. "You have to know what's on the other side of the wall."

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