President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and the DHS celebrated a big milestone this past week: 100 miles of new border wall system completed.
But some raised a question about whether or not some of the wall was “new.”
Here’s Rafael Carranza from AZ Central and USA Today:
.@dhs_wolf places a plaque that was welded to the newly installed border fence in #Yuma. The plaque marks completion of 100 miles of “new” wall system. Although, all miles installed so far are replacing existing barriers. pic.twitter.com/40wjs3Giu2
— Rafael Carranza (@RafaelCarranza) January 10, 2020
We hear this from some on the left, “It’s not new wall, Trump hasn’t built anything, because he’s just replacing exist barriers,” which leads one to believe they’re just replacing similar barriers.
But Heather Swift, the DHS spokesperson, just decimated that with the perfect picture in response to Carranza.
— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) January 10, 2020
People loved it.
DHS is trolling the fake news media. https://t.co/j4i9FFmKFf
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) January 10, 2020
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) January 10, 2020
OMG…this is absolutely hilarious
DHS..calling out fake news..
— Neal Houston, PhD 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐ (@DrNealHouston) January 11, 2020
“Existing barriers.” 😂😂😂😂
— Johann Climacus (@ClimacusJohann) January 11, 2020
I'd like to report a murder…
— SheboyganBen (@SheboyganDude) January 10, 2020
What’s incredible is that anyone thought those things are “barriers.” The only thing they were meant to prevent was a car or vehicle. Anyone could and did climb right over them on a regular basis. Yet that’s a lot of the “fencing.” That’s a lot of what Barack Obama and others built with the money that was originally designated for a wall — and they’d tell you there were “barriers.”