Upon visiting the 30-foot-tall structures, Trump's initial design feedback seemed to strongly favor the four non-concrete "other materials" prototypes over the solid, opaque versions: "You have to have see-through," he
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h5/h5g28urt0b3s8pdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>President Donald Trump took a firsthand look today at the eight massive border wall prototypes that he had commissioned in San Diego for the “big, beautiful wall” he wants to build along the Southwest border, favoring a mixture of see-through capability topped with rounded concrete to make it impassable by climbers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's been a busy Tuesday morning for Donald Trump today: after firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/973540316656623616" rel="nofollow" >5:44 AM Tweet</a>, he traveled to San Diego to personally inspect the 8 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" >border wall</a> prototypes that had been <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150035778/trump-border-wall-prototypes-completed-prepare-for-sledgehammer-testing" rel="nofollow" >erected last fall</a> mere yards away from the actual U.S. border with Mexico.
. "You have to know what's on the other side of the wall." Trump gave more specifics, adding: "You could be two feet from a criminal cartel, and you don't even know they’re there."
In an unexpected, almost admiring tone, Donald Trump praised the athletic abilities of immigrants trying to enter the United States, sayi...