Trump May Visit US-Mexico Border 'Very Shortly' to Look at Wall Prototypes
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is considering visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to look at prototypes for his planned border wall.
During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump said that he is looking at the possibility of traveling "very shortly" to view the prototypes, which were completed in October.
Six companies built eight different border wall segments near San Diego, California, and those segments have been undergoing tests from U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
"We have some wonderful prototypes that have been put up. And I may be going there very shortly to look at them in their final form," Trump said.
The president also restated his desire that the wall be see-through, so Border Patrol agents can monitor what's happening on the other side.
"We want vision, we want to be able to see through who is on the other side of the wall, and we have some wonderful prototypes that have been put up," Trump said.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said last week that the wall will be built, but the administration is still waiting for Congress to approve funding.
"We've got to keep pressing Congress to get us that funding we requested in [fiscal year 2018]. ... It's gonna be a big two weeks," she said.