Trump Sees A Border Wall And He Wants It Painted Black

Gregory Bull/AP
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

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.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: