Trump heavily promoted the concept of his ‘border wall’ during his 2016 campaign, but has since failed to deliver on his promises in a major way. There is no excuse for this, as this is the main reason why people voted for him. That said, the border has continued to be what it has been before, which is a political spectacle for both sides to point to but do nothing about.
A recent incident illustrated this as a strong wind knocked over a section of the wall and landed on the Mexican side.
Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds Wednesday, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.
The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall.
Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, told CNN that the sections that gave way had recently been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California. The concrete had not yet cured, according to Pitones, and the wall panels were unable to withstand the windy conditions.
The National Weather Service reports that winds in the area gusted as high as 37 mph Wednesday. Video from CNN affiliate KYMA shows the metal panels leaning against trees adjacent to a Mexicali, Mexico, street as the wind whips up dirt from the construction site on the other side of the border. (source)
The question is, will Trump demand that Mexico clean up his mess?