Where there’s a wall, there’s a way to knock it down as (someone?) famous once said, and with Donald Trump’s $21.6 billion border wall with Mexico, all it takes is a bit of wind. At least, that was the case for a small stretch of it in Calexico, California which blew over on Wednesday in 30mph gales.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the “steel bollard panels, at 30 feet tall, had just been anchored in concrete, which had not yet cured, when the gusts knocked them down late in the morning,” adding that there were no reported injuries.
The wall blew over onto the Mexican side of the border into a row of trees, but “luckily, Mexican authorities responded quickly and were able to divert traffic from the nearby street,” Carlos Pitones of Customs and Border Patrol told the LA Times.
Just a day earlier, Trump was boasting about his “big beautiful wall” at a campaign event in Wildwood, New Jersey. “This powerful border wall is going up at record speed,” he said, adding: “We just reached over 100 miles of wall. And next year we’ll be over 400 miles. And shortly thereafter it will be complete.”
Over the course of his life Trump has avoided joining the Military five times, but this was a draft even he couldn’t dodge.