President Donald Trump is closing a three-day journey to the West with a visit to San Diego’s border wall, where he shows details of the ongoing construction to reporters.

“This is certainly a tremendous national emergency,” Trump told reporters as he stood in front of a 30-foot barrier.

President Trump gave reporters a closer look at the materials used to build the wall, describing it as concrete and rebar, making it difficult to cut or topple, according to The Hill.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he added, noting that the barrier is designed to absorb heat to deter climbers.

The president calls it “an amazing project.”

President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, on Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Acting Customs and Border Commissioner Mark Morgan, who also joined Trump on the southern border, told reporters that calling the wall a “vanity project” for Trump was “false.”

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” Morgan said, stressing that Trump reached and requested feedback from border agents and officials.

“Thank you, you listened to the agents and gave them exactly what they asked for,” Morgan told Trump.

He was joined by Homeland Security Department (DHS) acting Kevin McAleenan and other border officials, who echoed the president in describing the barrier’s significance.

Earlier, the president tweeted an image of a barrier with the caption:“No more false asylum, no more catch and release, no more illegal entry to the United States.”

President Trump has a series of victories on the border wall and on immigration. In August, arrests at the Mexican border sank far beyond the usual summer drop. Last week, the Supreme Court granted Trump a green light to refuse asylum to everyone who crosses the U.S. border in Mexico without seeking security in that third country.

At the same site last year Trump saw wall prototypes, which were destroyed to make way for 14 miles of steel bollards currently under construction.

Meanwhile, The Department of Interior announced that 560 acres of federal land will be transferred to the Army for the construction of 70 miles of border wall, ABC News reported.

The transfer of land includes more than 300 acres of land in Yuma County, Arizona, including along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, as well as 110 acres of land in the El Paso, Texas, area and 43 acres in San Diego County in California.

Includes reporting from the Associated Press