Fox News contributor mocked over claim Navy SEALs couldn’t breach Trump wall prototype
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 28, 2018
Social media users mocked a Fox News contributor who said that U.S. Navy SEALs were unable to breach prototypes of President Trump’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.
I find it hard to believe that Navy SEALs were unable to find a ladder…. https://t.co/iAgULS8KQ0
— Scott Gilmore (@Scott_Gilmore) February 28, 2018
So 7 years ago, SEALs modified helicopters for stealth, inserted themselves unannounced under cover of night into the town that hosts Pakistan’s military academy, breached a compound to execute Osama bin Laden and now we’re meant to believe a wall befuddles them. https://t.co/4N8MFqv3Ns
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) February 28, 2018
I knew Trump hated CIA and FBI.
He also hates SEALS and special forces? Won’t let them buy a ladder. Sad. https://t.co/HSYE1ugBuH
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) February 28, 2018
** Navy SEAL team deployed on mission **
“Damnit, they have the Trump border wall installed around the perimeter.”
“How do we get around it?”
“I’m afraid we can’t. Time to pack it up and go home boys.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 28, 2018
“don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have the greatest military in the history of the world” https://t.co/bqXGcS5ppm
— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) February 28, 2018
why don’t we make the troops or the troops body armor out of the wall https://t.co/G9YBKL0IiF
— Muscular Baby (@Mobute) February 28, 2018
they don’t have, like…
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 28, 2018
I’ve interviewed many SOF folks, including SEALs, who breached Naval nuclear sites, Camp David, various high-security national security facilities. They’ll bypass a 30 foot wall. https://t.co/3A2YZS2xQJ
— Micah Zenko (@MicahZenko) February 28, 2018
Did they have ladders? Ladders is the answer. https://t.co/X3OXK6drrL
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) February 28, 2018
No wonder we’re still in Afghanistan. https://t.co/plfbksfhB0
— bertolt blecht (@benschwartzy) February 28, 2018
Fox in the old days: We’re proud of our military, they deserve the best equipment.
Fox nowadays: Let’s denigrate our military for the sake of promoting Trump’s WALL. https://t.co/zGNwT0j32I
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 28, 2018
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.
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