To paraphrase The Rolling Stones, “I want to build a wall and I want it painted black.”
Newsweek believes they have found a new line of attack against the southern border wall. Painting it means less of the wall be built. Here
But there’s a perfectly good reason to paint it black
While Trump has insisted that the barriers be painted, the cost of painting them will reduce the length of the fence the government will be able to build. According to the internal analysis, painting or coating 175 miles of barriers “will add between $70 million and $133 million in cost,” trimming the amount of fencing the Army Corps will be able to install by four to seven miles.
In June, teams of U.S. soldiers painted a one-mile section of fence in Calexico, California, at a cost of $1 million. The coating, known as “matte black” or “flat black,” absorbs heat, making the fence hot to the touch, more slippery and therefore tougher to climb, according to border agents. More
I mean, what good is a wall if it doesn’t work as intended ? – Dr. Tar