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Eight-Year-Old Girl Proves How Easy It Is To Climb Trump 'Impenetrable' Border Wall Replica

Eight-Year-Old Girl Proves How Easy It Is To Climb Trump 'Impenetrable' Border Wall Replica

Donald Trump recently declared that his multi-billion dollar border wall between the United States and Mexico was 'virtually impenetrable'.

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After hearing his boastful claims, a group of climbers set out to test the theory and built a replica of said wall to see if they could scale it.

And that they did, as footage has now emerged of eight-year-old Lucy Hancock racing up the model with relative ease. She doesn't even break a sweat.

A video of the young girl's impressive assent was posted on social media, with the caption: "Remember that border wall replica built by Rick Weber for a competition next weekend in the Red River Gorge? We were able to help perform preliminary testing of the belay system this weekend. Lucy declared it an easy 5.7 with a tough dyno finish."

Speaking to Time, Lucy's mum, Karla Hancock, said her daughter has an interest in politics and doesn't understand why the US won't help their neighbour.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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She said: "To her, it's black and white: If somebody's hungry, and you have the means to give to them, why couldn't you?"

Prior to Lucy's successful attempt, Trump had also claimed that 20 top climbers had assessed the wall and said its design means it's difficult to scale.

Rick Weber, who co-founded the Muir Valley rock climbing park in Rogers, Kentucky, said neither he nor others he knew in the climbing community had heard of these 20 individuals and felt it was a challenge he couldn't turn down.

He said: "You don't tell a bona fide rock climber something's impossible to climb.

Trump declared the wall was 'virtually impenetrable'. Credit: PA
Trump declared the wall was 'virtually impenetrable'. Credit: PA

"We were all very puzzled because none of us in the climbing community had heard of these 20 people that had supposedly tried this wall."

Rick is now inviting anyone who thinks they have what it takes to make it to the top of Trump's wall, to head on down to 'Rocktoberfest' this weekend. Guests will have the chance to test themselves against each other to see who can reach the top in the fastest time.

Last month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed that $3.6 billion (£2.8bn) - previously been set aside for military construction projects - would now go on building the border wall.

And the Defense Department is now looking to redirect a total of $6.1 billion (£4.8bn) toward building 295 miles of wall since Trump declared a national emergency in February.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Facebook - Karla Hancock

Topics: News, Interesting, US News, President, Mexico, Donald Trump, politics

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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