Pelosi Mocks Trump's Border Wall Prototype for Being 'High,' Calls It 'Obnoxious'

March 15, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday doubted the wisdom of President Donald Trump's border wall prototypes, questioning why in a "civilized society," such a "high," "obnoxious" wall was necessary.

Pelosi talked about multiple issues during her weekly press briefing, including the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and Trump's border wall proposal.

"Should Democrats give border wall funding, for example, right now when there isn't a hard deadline on the table like there was last month?" a reporter asked.

"What do you thing?" Pelosi asked, as if the answer was obvious. "I mean, should be give a border wall for nothing? No, I don't think so."

"First of all, I think the border-- did you see it? How high it is ... I mean, really? In a civilized society, we do something like that. As obnoxious as it is– You know, that's a community there with a border running through it. Okay, we have a difference of opinion that, but a wall that big separating people? I mean really?" Pelosi said.

Pelosi went on to praise the nearly 800,000 "Dreamers," illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, calling them "our inspiration, our pride." She said, however, that if they never existed, Democrats would still be opposed to Republicans' immigration reform proposals.

"We still have a problem with what the president wants to do in the bill. They want to have enhanced internal enforcement that really goes against the values of our country, in my view," Pelosi said.

Trump visited San Diego on Tuesday to examine eight recently constructed prototypes for the wall near the U.S.-Mexico border. During the visit, he told reporters that a real wall would stop "99 percent" of illegal immigrants from crossing the border.