Trump Claimed He Hired “World Class” Mountain Climbers To Test Out His Border Wall

What a tool?

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Donald Trump has been building his entire presidency on the concept of a big, mean wall spanning the length of this country’s entire southern border since the very first days of his 2016 presidential campaign.

Of course, he’s fallen short in just about every aspect of his promise — virtually none of it has actually been built and Mexico damn sure isn’t paying for it.

But that doesn’t prevent Donald from continuing to brag about it as though he’s completed some fantastic, mind-boggling feat.


Earlier this week, Trump took a three day trip out west to California to attend a few fundraising events. While he was in the deep blue state, he moseyed his way down to California’s southern border to take a peek at a section of his border wall that’s currently under construction.

During his tour of the border, Trump attempted to talk a general into dropping the details of a top-secret technology that was currently in use. Now, you would think that would be about the stupidest he could manage to pull off during his brief stop. But you’d be wrong.

He certainly couldn’t see the wall without taking a moment to gloat about how wonderful it is.

“This is certainly a tremendous national emergency,” Donald stated as he perched himself proudly next to the 30-foot structure. “Look at the inner tube to see what happens, because after the wall is up, we pour concrete and concrete goes into the tube, and in addition to that we have rebar.”

“So if you think you’re going to cut it with a blowtorch, that doesn’t work because you hit concrete,” he went on. “and if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside.”

In an attempt to sound like a smartypants, he then went on to explain, “And a lot of technological advances have been made with concrete. It sounds pretty simple but it’s not. It’s a pretty powerful concrete. So you have the rebar, you have the outer crust and you have—the inside is concrete and it’s pretty amazing.”

And then shit got really weird.

After describing the structure as the “Rolls-Royce version” of walls, Trump went on to claim that he ensured the barrier was tested by the federal government to guarantee its efficiency.

“We actually built prototypes and we have, I guess you could say, world-class climbers,” Donald asserted. “We had 20 mountain climbers. That’s all they do, they love to climb mountains… Some of them were champions, and we gave them different prototypes of walls, and this was the one that was hardest to climb.”

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” the president added, speaking on the wall’s ability to absorb heat, making it even harder for a human being to climb.

Now, in case you were wondering if Donald was full of shit, per the usual, here’s a little video for your viewing pleasures of some migrants who are not world-class mountain climbing champions crawling right over  his wall:

I’ll take “Things Donald Trump Is Full Of Shit About” for $800, Alex.

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