Sections Of Donald Trump's 'Virtually Impenetrable' Wall Get Blown Into Mexico
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Footage shows newly installed panels from the 'virtually impenetrable' US border wall have fallen over in high winds, meaning it was leaning over to the Mexican side:
CNN reported that the sections are 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, according to Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection sector.
Pitones told the US news channel: "We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries." High winds were believed to have reached around 37 miles per hour.
Speaking to press back in September, POTUS Donald Trump said: "I wanted them to show you the interior of parts of the wall and what's inside of each individual slat. And you'll see it's a combination of steel, concrete, and - as one of the folks just said - it really is virtually impenetrable.
"Any walls that were put up would get knocked down very quickly, very easily. This wall is not something that can be really knocked down."
Back in December, footage emerged showing a group of men with a rope ladder attempting to scale the US-Mexico border wall.
The wall between the United States and Mexico formed a large part of Trump's rhetoric during his run for office. Crowds chanting 'build the wall' at rallies were frequently heard.
The US Customs and Border Protection later confirmed the man who made it over the wall, a 16-year-old Mexican male, was apprehended by border officials shortly after the video cuts.
A spokesman for Customs and Border Potection said: "Less than 24 hours ago a video showed up on Facebook and Twitter showing an individual climbing the border wall.
"The individual was assisted by a rope ladder and two men on the Mexican side. In the video the individual makes it over the border wall and begins to run north into the United States.
"The border wall system consists not only of physical barriers, but lights, patrol roads and detection technology. While the physical barrier serves to slow down illicit traffic, the detection technology alerts our agents as to where and when threats emerge. The patrol roads allow for a rapid response.
"In this particular incident the border wall system worked exactly as designed. The illicit traffic was slowed down, the detection technology alerted our agents, agents responded, and the subject was apprehended.
"That subject turned out to be a 16-year-old Mexican male. All too often criminal organisations exploit juveniles in this regard. In partnership with the government of Mexico, coordination is currently underway to alert the other two subjects involved in this incident.
"Crossing illegally into the United States is a federal crime. Those who violate the law will be held accountable and there are consequences to these actions."