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Donald Trump's 'Virtually Impenetrable' Border Wall With Mexico Washed Away In Floods

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Donald Trump's 'Virtually Impenetrable' Border Wall With Mexico Washed Away In Floods

Sections of Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico have been washed away by floods that have ripped through southern Arizona.

Severe rain has battered parts of the state and it appears to have wreaked havoc on the US-Mexico border wall constructed during Trump's term as President.

Photos posted on social media show the monsoonal rains 'literally blew floodgates off their hinges' at the Arizona-Sonora border, according to Gizmodo.

José Manuel Pérez Cantú, the director of the nonprofit Cuenca de Los Ojos, said six gates had been pulled down and there was massive amounts of debris around the wall.

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Douglas, which is on the American side of the border, has already seen double the amount of its average monsoonal rainfall already and there could be much more in store.

But many are questioning whether Trump's border wall will be able to withstand any more pummelling from the rain if this latest development is anything to go by.

When announcing his plan to construct a massive wall along the US-Mexico border in 2015, he told his followers: "I will build a great wall-and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me-and I'll build them very inexpensively.

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"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

He bragged the wall would be 'virtually impenetrable'.

But five years later, Trump was warned sections of the wall would have to open their floodgates during heavy rains to prevent them from being damaged.

These floodgates would have to be manually opened, according to the Guardian, and could be left unattended for months at a time.

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This obviously posed a security risk and could lead to smugglers and migrants to target those sections to cross into North America.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Gizmodo reports Trump cancelled environmental and cultural protection laws during his only term to speed up the wall building process.

Those laws are normally meant to protect nature and any historically significant artefacts found at the sites, however it also has provisions that would ensure grand construction projects aren't affected by the environment soon after completion.

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However, this isn't the first time the wall has been affected by the elements, with sections of the wall being blown over in high winds last year.

CNN reported the sections were part of an ongoing construction project in a bid to improve the wall, and the areas that gave way had recently been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California.

Another section was washed away in floods along the edge of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in 2011 and near the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona in 2014.

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Topics: News, Donald Trump

Stewart Perrie
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