In an interview with Sean Hannity yesterday Donald Trump gave us an update on the border wall.
â€œWeâ€™veÂ built five prototypes,â€ Trump said. â€œThey are going up.Â Some are already finished.Â I will say, they are reallyÂ looking good.Â They are really looking good, andÂ our country needs it.Â We need it not only for people but for theÂ drugs that are pouring into ourÂ country.Â We have drugs that are pouringÂ into our country, so we donâ€™t have a choice.Â You can say what you want. I wasÂ with Bibi Netanyahu of Israel. AndÂ he was saying, â€˜Donald, theÂ wall works.â€™Â They had an open border that wasÂ like a sieve.Â People just poured in.Â He said 99.9 percentÂ of the people know,Â stopped.Â Nobody gets in.â€
â€œ[The wall] has to be built,â€ he added. â€œA properlyÂ built constructed designed wall â€” high,Â not a little fence like theyâ€™d have.Â They had walls that were soÂ low. Trucks would drive overÂ them.Â It was easier to drive over itÂ than to take it down.Â Can you believe it?â€
â€” Fox News (@FoxNews) October 12, 2017
The Mainstream media and some ConservativeÂ pundits continue to spread the false notion that Trump has caved/ made no progress on the funding of the border wall he promised during the campaign. As he explains here they have already begun construction on 5 differentÂ prototypes and will determine which one will be the most effective. Trump has also made sure to make the border wall the red line in all immigration deals that Congress has proposed.