President Trump is already very proud of his new border wall his administration is building, he claimed in a statement on Tuesday that even Olympic champion would find it hard to climb the high wall of the border.
“There may be the case of an Olympic champion who can get over the wall,” Trump told reporters. “But for the most part, you’re not able to do it.”
“It’s going to be 30 feet, much of it is 30 feet high,” Trump added. “Some of it’s lower, but in some areas, we have it as high as 30 feet. That’s like a three-story building. So we’re making great progress on renovation, on fixing, and we’re making great progress on building a new wall and most excitingly, we gave out our largest section yesterday and that work is starting next week.”
On Christmas morning, the US president drew a line in the sand: money for his border wall or the shutdown will continue. The partial US government shutdown took effect after the Senate failed to pass a budget that included the US$5bn he demanded a wall. Democratic senators are offering US$1.3bn for border security – the same amount that was allocated in 2018. Now each side blames the other, with no sign of renewed negotiations between lawmakers on Capitol Hill or with the White House.
Trump’s recent remarks have been focused on putting the blame on Democrats over new funding for the border wall.
“Virtually every Democrat we are dealing with today strongly supported a Border Wall or Fence,” Trump tweeted Monday. “It was only when I made it an important part of my campaign because people and drugs were pouring into our Country unchecked, that they turned against it. Desperately needed!”
And in another Christmas Eve tweet hours later, he wrote: “I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!”