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Trump says his border wall is 'impenetrable.' It took climbers in Kentucky mere seconds ( Louisville Courier Journal link): In Eastern Kentucky's Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump's border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children. One climber even scaled it while juggling.
Weber, a retired engineer from Indianapolis, decided to build the wall after hearing Trump claim in September that a new section of the wall along the boundary with Mexico is "virtually impenetrable" and "can't be climbed" because, the president said, 20 mountain climbers struggled to climb a prototype.
And since the wall has gone up, lots of people have successfully scaled it. Erik Kloeker, a 29-year-old climbing guide and property manager of Muir Valley, went over the replica in about 30 seconds in a demonstration for The Courier Journal.
Last week, Weber put up a Facebook post saying that a girl who had just turned 8 years old had "top roped" the wall. Weber, who plans to hold a competition to see how fast it takes people to climb the wall this weekend, said the replica took a few days to build and cost a few thousand dollars.
Trump tweeted in January that his wall would be finished in two years, but some experts said it could take as many as 11. Trump also said during his presidential campaign that the wall would cost $12 billion, though some have claimed it may have a price tag of roughly $60 billion.