Trump’s border wall reportedly in severe disrepair in Arizona

Donald Trump visits an unfinished section of the wall along the US-Mexico border in Pharr, Texas on 30 June 2021. Photograph: Callaghan O’Hare/Reuters

When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015 by saying “Nobody builds walls better than me”, it was to say the least a questionable claim.

Trump insisted the “great wall” he planned for the southern US border, to keep out unwanted migrants, would be “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful”.

Like other pronouncements by the former president, who made his name in construction, the assertion did not hold water.

Neither, it seems, did the wall.

Photographs published by the website Gizmodo appear to show sections of the partially constructed wall in southern Arizona in severe disrepair, torn apart by summer monsoon rains that the site said “literally blew floodgates off their hinges”.

Source: The Guardian