The US Special Forces spent the last 3 weeks testing out the border wall prototypes that were finished towards the end of last year to evaluate their effectiveness when put into place on the southern border.
One of President Trump’s first, and most popular among his supporters, policies during the election was border security and stopping illegal immigration taking place on America’s southern border with Mexico. Some of Trump’s supporters who have been calling for the wall throughout the president’s first term have at times become impatient, fearing that the president will cave on his border wall promises, despite a variety of border wall prototypes completed last year
Although congressional funding for the border wall has yet to pass, Trump himself recently tweeted his unwavering support for building the wall and stating that there will be no DACA bill without the wall.
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Today, Fox News reported on the results of a US Special Forces assignment to test out the viability and effectiveness of each wall prototype in order to gauge which would be most capable of stopping both illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.
The president of the National Border Control Council Brandon Judd told Fox, “This isn’t typical government. Typical government is to see a gaping wound and cover it up with a band-aid. What we’ve seen with this president is he’s actually put research and development into this project. This is months long, it isn’t just something they’ve thrown together at a whim, like what you normally see the government do.”
“If the special forces can’t defeat the wall, then the criminal cartels aren’t going to defeat the wall either,” Judd stated.
The very fact that President Trump decided to test the wall prototypes using US Special Forces members would indicate he not only remains firmly behind fulfilling a major campaign promise, but also ensuring that the wall proves effective for generations to come.
Some of Trump’s most ardent supporters want the wall as quickly as possible and fear that congressional holdups will prevent adequate funding. However, Trump has thus far proved that regardless of the negotiations with Democrats that he was portrayed to the public, behind those negotiating tactics remains the man that millions of Americans voted for in 2016’s historic election.