Illegal aliens got stuck at the top of Trump’s border wall while attempting to sneak into the United States from Mexico.
During a campaign rally in Milwaukee, President Trump praised the effectiveness of climb resistor technology and told the crowd that the wall has been fully financed.
“Did you see on part of the new wall, two days ago?” asked President Trump to the crowd. “Illegal aliens with drugs on their back were climbing the wall. They got to the top. You know, that panel on top is called a climb resistor.”
Trump went on to describe the climb resistor. “It’s very slippery and very hot. Very hot. And they get stuck on the wall. They couldn’t get off the wall.”
Republican Arizona Senator Martha McSally and DHS Secretary Chad Wolf reaffirmed the need for a border wall and stated that DHS is prioritizing building the wall at locations where it is difficult for border agents to patrol.
“Border security is national security,” proclaimed McSally. “We in Arizona know these are just not talking points or rhetoric.”
Democrat Kathleen Rice asked CBP Chief Brian Hastings if funding the border wall using Pentagon funds was “problematic,” to which Hastings countered by providing data that justifies President Trump’s decision to fund the border wall.
“Do you think it’s problematic that the president wants to take $3.5 billion from a military counter-drug program?” asked Rice.
Hastings responded, “For our needs, there are needs that we have on the border as well to secure our border and wall and construction is one of those.”