The day has officially come.
On Friday, April 5th, 2019, President Donald Trump arrived for his first in-person look at a section of the 30-foot 'bollard wall’ that his administration has been building along the U.S.-Mexico border. As apart of his campaign initiative in during the election, seeing the border wall proved to be an exciting day for the President.
The POTUS designed the massive structure our of reinforced steel slats spaced just slightly apart so U.S. Border Patrol agents can see the other side. The design of the wall is to be an 'anti-climb' wall.
With the wall being Trump’s signature campaign promise, the debut of the 2-mile wall excited Trump’s supporters. Trump shared that in the next two years, more than 400 miles of the border barrier would be erected. Many of his supporters were hoping for the wall to be erected sooner than two years into the presidency- although Trump claimed that “the crisis was a direct result of the obstruction by Democrats.”
Apparently, Democrats had heard the POTUS’s frustration because they did the unthinkable in his response. Before his arrival, democrats featured a massive balloon in the shape Donald Trump and flew it over the wall. The balloon featured a diapered 'baby Trump' in a section near the border. The protesters who were behind the balloon never crossed paths with the president or his entourage.
The President- who has made immigration a priority in his administration- took to Twitter before his border visit to claim that he could revive his threat to shut the border, a move that fellow Republicans warned would have a devastating economic impact. He tweeted, “If for any reason Mexico stops apprehending and bringing the illegals back to where they came from, the U.S. will be forced to Tariff at 25% all cars made in Mexico and shipped over the Border to us. If that doesn't work, which it will, I will close the Border.”
After his visit, President Trump traveled to Los Angeles, CA where he was set to hold a pair of fundraisers in the primarily liberal city. He may be met with protesting there, although he will likely not acknowledge them- as he did not acknowledge the giant balloon.
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