Navy corrects Fox News contributor: SEALs did not test Trump border wall prototypes
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The U.S. Navy corrected a Fox News contributor on Thursday who said that Navy SEALs were unable to breach prototypes for the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall in test scenarios. 

No Navy SEALs were involved in the testing of prototypes for the border wall, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Command told the San Diego Union-Tribune

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich stated on "Outnumbered" Wednesday that "special forces operatives and members of our Navy SEAL community were asked to try and breach the wall and they could not do it." 

The comments from Pavlich, who is also a columnist for The Hill, were mocked on social media, as many users suggested that given the right military equipment, the highly trained SEALs could likely breach any of the concrete and steel prototypes currently being tested near the border with Mexico. 

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While the eight prototype wall models underwent three weeks of intensive tests by border patrol agents and special forces in January with jackhammers, saws and other tools, it remains unclear if they were provided any military-grade equipment. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE said this week that the entire wall, a signature promise he made during his 2016 campaign, would not begin construction until the project was approved entirely, following a federal judge's green light for a section in California.