Fox News contributor mocked over claim Navy SEALs couldn’t breach Trump wall prototype

Social media users mocked a Fox News contributor who said that U.S. Navy SEALs were unable to breach prototypes of President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor and columnist for The Hill, described the special forces testing the prototypes on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” on Wednesday.

“The interesting part about that is the special forces operatives and members of our Navy SEAL community were asked to try and breach the wall and they could not do it,” she said during the segment.


Pavlich appeared to be referring to past Fox News reports about tests on the border wall prototypes.

“We put the special forces to go up against this wall and they can’t defeat this wall and if the special forces can’t defeat the wall the criminal cartels are not going to defeat the wall either,” National Border Control president Brandon Judd said during a Fox News segment in January.

Border agents and special forces spent three weeks in January trying to breach eight wall prototypes using jackhammers, torches, saws and other tools and climbing devices and a U.S. official noted that the tests indicated the wall's heights should stop border crossers. 

U.S. special forces like Navy SEALs are considered some of the most highly-trained and dominant forces in the world. SEALs have been used in major missions such as the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Social media quickly reacted to Pavlich’s claim, questioning that the U.S.’s most highly-trained forces couldn't defeat a wall.


The border wall continues to be a point of contention in Congress as the president has consistently said  he will not support any immigration measures that do not fund building the wall.