Pelosi: Trump's Proposed Border Wall Is Too High, 'Obnoxious' in a Civilized Society
The House minority leader said Thursday in a news conference that she sees the wall prototypes, which Trump reviewed earlier this week in San Diego, as "obnoxious."
"Did you see it? How high it is? ... I mean, really? In a civilized society, we [would] do something like that?" she asked, adding it's "obnoxious" to build the wall in an existing community.
"A wall that big separating people? I mean, really? This is a big wall," she added.
Pelosi also said Trump would have to make concessions to Democrats if he hopes to get funding for the project and that the Trump administration's "enhanced" immigration enforcement is contrary to the values of the United States.
Pelosi made headlines a few weeks ago by putting forth a new idea for border security, arguing simply "mowing the grass" in some areas could be sufficient instead of building a wall.
"Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass," she said.
In his visit on Tuesday, Trump met with U.S. Border Patrol agents and went over the proposals for the wall, touting the success of an existing wall on the San Diego-Mexico border.
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The CEO of one of the companies that submitted a wall prototype told Laura Ingraham this week that it was an honor to show Trump the proposal, touting the company's "superior" design.
"You're not even getting close to our wall," said Fisher Sand & Gravel Co.'s Tommy Fisher. "Our wall has a road in front, a road behind and it has such a superior advantage."