In the early stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he stated his hugely controversial intentions of building a wall to act as a “securer” border between the US and Mexico.
In fact, he even waned Mexico to pay for the wall (which is set to cost between $5 and $10 billion to build) in the form of a 20 per cent tax on Mexican imports.
He repeated this in pretty much all of the televised debates. He simply wanted to keep the “bad homres” AKA illegal immigrants, out of the country, and there was only one thing for it in his mind: to build a great big, imposing wall.
Many people felt that the mere suggestion of building such a wall was born out of Trump’s deep-seated xenophobia.
Well, as you probably already know, last month construction began as the first prototypes of the wall were being worked on at a special site in San Diego.
Each prototype was set to be built up to 30 feet high and 30 feet long, and four were to be made of concrete and the other four were to be made from alternative materials.
According to the Customs and Border Protection, the building process was supposed to span about a month.
Many people have criticised the fact the president took an entire month to erect four, 30-foot prototypes, when entire length of the US/Mexico border is an eye-watering 3,201 kilometers – or 10,501,969 feet.