Trump visited his border wall prototypes for the first time - and the photos are great

Business Insider | Mar 14, 2018, 02.00AM IST

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018.

President Donald Trump made a long-expected visit to the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California, on Tuesday to visit eight prototypes of the wall he has promised to build along the US-Mexico border.

Trump hasn't yet secured funding from Congress for the wall, but the prototypes were commissioned and unveiled last October nonetheless.

Workers from six companies took a month to construct the prototypes designed to deter illegal entry of immigrants and drugs. After that, the tactical teams took over to test each stretch of wall to test against breaching, climbing, and digging.

Four of the prototypes are concrete and four are made of other materials, including steel. Several prototypes have features like "see-through" grating at the bottom, piping, and metal lattices and spikes.

Here's what Trump saw at the border:

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