“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” Donald J. Trump
I guess our president can’t hire an architect or engineer because the illustration he used on his recent wall tweet is weird. It looks like I might be able to squeeze through the openings in the slats, said to be approximately 9 inches. For sure I could pass contraband between these openings.
The ports of entry will continue to be where the greatest problems occur and supporting greater technology and personnel for securing those as well as weak areas along the border make more sense than an ineffective “beautiful” wall.
Referring back to the president’s campaign promise, I don’t think Mexico is going to love this design so much that they volunteer to pony up the money.
To read more discussion of this wall design and learn how you can get free food and beer in China by squeezing through various sized gaps, follow this link to the Washington Post.