EXCLUSIVE: Proposed Border Wall Will be Thirty Feet Tall

If President Trump gets his way, South Texas will resemble Berlin, Germany, in the 70s and 80s.

The Department of Homeland Security is taking bids for the border wall, and the new details include what they expect from the contractors.  

"For planning we anticipate procuring concrete wall structures, nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage," the notice, obtained by 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reads.

Construction is set to begin in El Paso, where Congressman Beto O'Rourke is outraged.

"Thirty foot wall, made of pure concrete that extends for two-thousand miles will cost tens of billions of dollars, and it comes at a time when the border has never been more secure," he tells News Radio 1200 WOAI.

Last month, Trump suggested that his involvement in the design of the controversial wall would help to bring down the estimated $21 billion it will take for construction.

"When I do, just like with the F-35 Fighter Jet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN," President Trump tweeted on February 11th from his personal twitter account.

Speaking in San Antonio, O'Rourke says the design is a terrible idea, and taxpayers in his district don’t want it."It's obscene," he explains.  "If this country goes forward and builds a wall that separates us from Mexico, it will be one of these dark chapters of our history for which we are ashamed."


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