‘The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what it really looks like – no climbers anymore under our Administration!,’ he tweeted Monday along with a photo of a massive barbed wire fence several feet high.
Trump has been railing against a migrant caravan making its way from Central America toward the United States.
President Trump said the ‘Fake News’ was showing old footage of people climbing over the Ocean Area Fence and posted a picture of rows of concertina wire covering the section that juts out into the Pacific Ocean
His tweet comes as video footage and photos showed people scaling a border wall. Above, men were seen as recently as Sunday night climbing the border fence near the ocean at Playas de Tijuana in Mexico
He made it a huge issue in the midterm elections, particularly as he campaigned for GOP Senate candidates running in states he won in 2016. Republicans were able to knock off four Democratic senators in these red states.
The president’s latest tweet comes after a
And photos appeared of people climbing the fence and sitting on top of the wall.
Several people who scaled the fence or crawled through openings ran back as Border Patrol agents approached, it was reported.
That lead to Border officials adding razor wire to the top and bottom of the fence that divides San Diego from Tijuana, according to Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Katie Waldman.
Nearly 3,000 immigrants have made it to Tijuana, most of them from Honduras.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum called their arrival an ‘avalanche’ the city is ill-prepared to handle, calculating that they will be in Tijuana for at least six months as they wait to file asylum claims, according to the Associated Press.
Soldiers are installing concertina wire and fencing along a stretch of the Rio Grande river in southwest Texas
Trump has been railing against a migrant caravan making its way from Central America toward the United States
U.S. border inspectors are processing about 100 asylum claims a day at Tijuana’s main crossing to San Diego.
An additional 1,500 migrants plan to reach the U.S. border area this week.
In addition to the California border, soldiers are installing concertina wire and fencing along the border in southwest
Around 100 or so American troops from the 19th Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky have started to work on the fence for three days.
So far the most visible aspect of Trump’s deployment of U.S. forces against a caravan of migrants coming from Central America is the fence, a visible deterrent and physical obstacle to migrants.