Hammers, axes will help test Trump border wall prototypes

Jim O’Loughlin, site manager, right, explains some of the features of one of the border wall prototype to Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner, left, and Roy Villarreal on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in San Diego. Contractors have completed eight prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, triggering a period of rigorous testing to determine if they can repel sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)


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