Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted what he said was a design for a “Steel Slat Barrier” for the border, calling it “totally effective while at the same time beautiful!”
The design appears to feature metal spikes at the top.
In the last two days, Trump has been demanding that Congress approve $5 billion in funding for his long-promised border wall, though he has pivoted in recent days to demanding “steel slats.”
The Department of Homeland Security said the design Trump tweeted is the same as the fencing at the border in Calexico.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted an image of what he said was a design of his administration’s “Steel Slat Barrier” intended for the US-Mexico border, complete with metal spikes at the top.
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1076239448461987841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9
Trump reportedly thinks referring to the border wall as ‘steel slats’ will get more Democrats to agree to fund itTrump can’t make up his mind between funding the government or shutting it down — forcing senators to turn around from their holiday breaks and head back to DCTrump is abruptly threatening to veto the spending bill and force a government shutdown over the border wall
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