From: Crowley, Michael
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 3:01 PM
Subject: In town pool report #4 / POTUS on wall construction

Trump is discussing construction of the border wall, aided by photos.

He is giving a highly detailed explanation, including the detail that black spray paint on the wall will make it “virtually untouchable ... because of the sun hitting it. The black absorbs the heat.”

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Says you “not only have to be a very good climber,” you have to bring a hose to cool it down first, an added challenge since water is scarce at the border.

Says the wall has been “virtually 100% effective and that cameras, drones and “a lot of different contraptions” make it nearly impossible to breach or jump.

“I made your jobs a lot easier,” he told the agents assembled here. “Say, ‘Thank you Mr. President!’”

More Tk.

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Michael Crowley
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