A section of President Trump’s border wall has reportedly collapsed along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas this weekend as Hurricane Hanna made landfall just north of Brownsville, Texas on Saturday.
ABC7’s Veronica Miracle retweeted a video shared by Mexican journalist Yadith Valdez showing sections of the steel fence collapsing as strong gusts buffet the structure.
“There are reports from the US/Mexico border that a portion of the border wall was knocked over by #HurricaneHanna winds,” Miracle tweeted. “Yadith Valdez has been tweeting about the damage caused by Hanna from Monterrey, Mexico.”
There are reports from the US/Mexico border that a portion of the border wall was knocked over by #HurricaneHanna winds. @yadithvaldez has been tweeting about the damage caused by Hanna from Monterrey, Mexico ⬇️ @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/1yWiKDu1q9
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) July 26, 2020
The video shows about a dozen workers standing nearby as sections of the border fence fall to the ground.
Twitter users were quick to mock the Trump, seeing it as divine intervention and an omen of an imminent collapse of the Trump administration.
Hurricane Hanna – just now – blowing over Trump’s mighty border wall between the United States and Mexico…. pic.twitter.com/0zNejNLYC9
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 26, 2020
I have a trump wall joke but I know it will fall flat. https://t.co/ZQFBUJMPt2
— Rob MacMillan 🇨🇦 (@macman747) July 26, 2020
— Republicans for Joe Biden (@RepsForBiden) July 26, 2020
While it was not immediately clear where or when the video was recorded, earlier this month, a privately built section of the border wall in South Texas was criticized for being located too close to the Rio Grande river and already showing signs of erosion just months after going up.