President Trump says he may visit San Diego to view border wall prototypes

Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 14:04:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - President Donald Trump may pay a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to view border wall prototypes currently being inspected.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump praised the prototypes and said he may want to see them in their final form, CNN reported.


"We want to be able to see through ... we have a lot of help from the Border Patrol and from the ICE agents," Trump said. "We're getting their input on the wall, because who knows better than them."

No timetable was given for when President Trump could head to San Diego to see the prototypes. In the past, the White House has not commented on if and when the president could visit the site.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have been administering a series of test to each of the eight, 30-foot high prototypes near Otay Mesa. Tests include measuring how easy or difficult it is to climb or scale the walls and if people can tunnel underneath or break through them.


Aesthetics are also a part of the inspections.

The prototypes were completed in October after construction began in September. Officials have been given 60 days since completion to evaluate them.

Border Patrol officials discuss the completed border wall prototypes: