Donald Trump has blamed reports about a section of his border wall falling over on the “Fake News”, claiming in a tweet the wall fell due to “big winds” and had since been fixed “forever”.
“Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Souther Border Wall ‘fell over’”, the president wrote.
He went on to say that the media was “trying to make it sound terrible”, but “the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in”.
The president also claimed the section of his long-promised border wall was “quickly fixed ‘forever’” after the incident.
While Mr Trump did not indicate what region of the wall he was referring to on Sunday, a newly-installed panel of the US border wall in California fell over due to high winds in late January.
Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall “fell over”, trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed “forever”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)February 16, 2020
Videos posted online showed the wall, which had recently been installed with a concrete foundation, leaning on trees on the Mexican side of the border.