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Trump’s Wall Failure

High winds blow over section of US-Mexico border fence

A new section of President Donald Trump’s signature wall along the US-Mexico border has been blown over in high winds, US officials say.

Steel panels from the fence in the town of Calexico, California were knocked down on Wednesday morning.

The concrete used to anchor the 30ft-tall (9m) panels in place had not yet dried.

Gusts of around 30 mph (48 km/h) were reported at the time, the US National Weather Service said.

High winds? Gust of 30mph could justify a small craft advisory and raise a single red pennant, but a Beaufort level 6 shouldn’t be knocking down walls. If the concrete hadn’t set, there should have been bracing in place until it did.

Maybe Trump should hire the contractors who built: ‘Longest ever’ smuggling tunnel discovered under the US-Mexico border.


1 Badtux { 01.31.20 at 2:54 pm }

Not that it really matters, given that the wall is full of holes.

2 Bryan { 01.31.20 at 5:17 pm }

The next tropical storm coming out of the Sea of Cortez or crossing Baja Norte is going to mow it down. Hell, I use more care installing mailboxes and flag poles. A typical Trump build – costs a lot more than it should and delivers less than required by the code.

3 Badtux { 02.01.20 at 10:23 pm }

But hey, it enriches his cronies, so that’s all that counts, right?

4 Bryan { 02.02.20 at 1:47 pm }

For him what counts are the kick backs. He has to get his ‘taste’.

5 hipparchia { 02.04.20 at 7:53 pm }

b-b-but, think of the jaguars!

I know that the occasional jaguar that crosses the border into the us from mexico is only on a walkabout, and not looking to move here permanently, but I was glad to hear that mother nature is taking care of her own.

6 Bryan { 02.04.20 at 8:14 pm }

It’s just shoddy Trump construction. They need bracing and they didn’t include any. You would think that what happened to the flood walls in New Orleans in Katrina would have clued the Army Corps of Engineers into these problems.