In a shocking announcement, Obama made clear his intentions to raise the border wall by 5 feet!
No, not at our southern border with Mexico. Obama means the wall that protects him and his family at the White House.
NBC Washington reports that the Secret Service, after several incidents of major and minor security breaches (including an intruder who jumped the fence and was able to run right in through the front door!) wants to increase security measures around the White House perimeter by 2018.
“The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is in fact the case,” Secret Service official Tom Dougherty said in the briefing to federal officials.
“(The fence) is entirely scale-able, depending upon the circumstances. And we have now a society that tends to want to jump over the fence and onto the 18 acres,” Daugherty said in the briefing.
Gee, wonder how a society of wall-jumpers was created…
According to the Secret Service briefing, the agency’s plans would raise the current 6-foot-tall fence to 11 feet. A new concrete “footing” and “foundation” for the fence are also planned.
Secret Service and National Park Service plans for the new fence would also include “anti-climb features” to deter fence jumpers. Small spikes, which officials call “pencil points,” were added to the current fence in 2015 after a series of jumpers leapt the fence on to White House grounds.
Obviously the President of the United States must be protected and his security taken seriously, but it would be nice if Obama cared about the rest of the United States, too. That’s why Trump’s plan for a border wall has resonated so much with the American people.
In fact, Trump had this to say on Facebook last fall when he was questioned about the wall.
Good point, Trump. America needs a border for the same reason the White House needs a fence. Obama wants his home to be safe. The rest of us do, too.
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