Trump reviews prototypes of border wall near US-Mexico border

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

SAN DIEGO - President Donald Trump headed to San Diego on Tuesday to review prototypes of a border wall.

Several sections of wall were on display just north of the sheet-metal fence, which Trump called lousy and inferior, that marks the line between the U.S. and Mexico. 

Trump spoke with Border Patrol agents while reviewing the towering structures.

VIDEO: The prototypes

One of the agents said that he began working along the border in 1992, before a fence was constructed. He said that when the sheet-metal fence was built, it cut down on illegal border traffic by 95 percent.

The construction of a wall along the southern border was a cornerstone of Trump’s presidential campaign, a sentiment he echoed Tuesday.

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“If you don’t have a wall system, we’re not going to have a country,” Trump said.

Trump said he was impressed with one of the prototypes in particular, but said it is important for the wall to have a see-through capability.

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