Trump’s Mission Impossible

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:22

I once built a TV station in the Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas area, where I lived near the Rio Grande along the shores of Lake Amistad adjacent to Maverick and Valverde counties, and believe me, this I can tell you... The tough Texas terrain along the US Mexico border will make it virtually impossible even for a very stable genius to build a real border wall. Eagle Pass borders the city of Piedras Negras, in Coahuila, and Del Rio a city in and the county seat of Val Verde across Ciudad Acuña, both are located in Mexico.

How do you spell bait and switch? @realDonaldTrump repeated on the campaign trail that Mexico would be paying for a #TrumpWall but now as @POTUS, he says US taxpayers must pay for his “beautiful, impenetrable” border wall between the United States and Mexico, which won’t happen.

The day after meeting this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on immigration, the president tweeted that “our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border,” tying it to a fix to the DACA program.

Does his wall entails construction of a brick and mortar structure, or some combination of fencing, electronic surveillance, and additional personnel? Ask the #VeryStableGenius, border security will have to contend with vast stretches of rugged, mountainous, and remote terrain along the border.

Late last year Brookings Creative Lab filmed along the U.S.-Mexico border, showing the rugged landscape where President Trump has promised to build his border wall. The Rio Grande is a natural border along about two-thirds of the 2,000-miles of U.S.-Mexico border.

Tough Texas Terrain @ US-Mexico border