Trump Sees A Border Wall And He Wants It Painted Black

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a woman walks on the beach next to the border wall topped with razor wire in Tijuana, Mexico. A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement o... FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a woman walks on the beach next to the border wall topped with razor wire in Tijuana, Mexico. A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, arguing that there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) MORE LESS
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May 17, 2019 7:58 a.m.

President Donald Trump cannot stop micromanaging his border wall, down to the color (black: visually intimidating, hot to the touch in the summer) and the medieval-type spikes he wants mounted on the top.

According to the Washington Post, Trump is approaching the wall like one of his Manhattan high-rises — he wants creative control over the design aesthetic, a frustrating ask of the engineers who are building the wall solely for functionality.

Trump has also reportedly floated names of his friends in New York who he thinks could finish construction faster.

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