Donald Trump built just THREE MILES of a completely new border wall where no barrier previously existed, the Department of Homeland Security reveals
- President Trump built just three miles from the primary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, where no barrier previously existed
- A new report on customs and border protection and obtained by The Washington Post revealed the figures
- A total of 194 miles of the boundary wall was built, but the previous structures are replaced within 16 kilometers
- Of the 16 miles of new construction, 13 were to create new secondary walls, while three represented new primary boundary walls
- In the past, Trump has blamed the media for not admitting his replacement wall building as his campaign promise
- During the 2016 campaign, Trump told supporters he would build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and make Mexico pay for it
President Trump built just three miles from the primary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, where no barrier previously existed, a new report from Customs and Border Protection said.
The report, obtained by The Washington Post, found that while 194 miles of the wall was built, the vast majority of the “new” wall replaced the old wall.
Only 16 miles out of the 194 represent construction in places where a wall didn’t exist, and of that total, 13 miles was a new secondary wall, while three were primary.
President Trump promised as a 2016 presidential candidate to build a wall on the US-Mexico border and said Mexico would pay for it. A new report from Customs and Border Protection found that only three miles were built on the primary wall in a site where no wall previously existed
A vast majority of the wall built since President Trump took office replaced older walls or barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. A total of 194 miles of wall was built, but only 16 of those miles represent construction where there was no wall
Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, the president has brought up the wall construction.
Last week, Trump toured a Ford Motor Co. factory in Michigan about construction progress.
“But besides, it has never been so safe on our southern border,” he told workers. “We are almost 200 miles from the wall. And we never had – that whole area is – no one comes through that area. “
“The area where the wall goes up is the end,” the president added.
In the past, however, he has admitted that part of his new wall only replaces an old wall, with better construction.
“ If we completely break down and replace a badly broken and dilapidated barrier on the southern border, something the work can’t do, the Fake News Media will not give us any credit for building a new wall, ” Trump tweeted in July 2019. “We have replaced many miles of old barrier with powerful new walls! ‘
It is of course more difficult to build a new wall where the wall has not been before.
A $ 1.3 billion contract has been awarded to a North Dakota company to build 42 miles of fencing through Southern Arizona.
The contract raised eyebrows because of the CEO’s unique campaign to chase Trump and his allies, but it also cost so much because of the terrain the wall has to go through.
A CBP official said The Washington Post that this section in Arizona will be “challenging” because of its “remote location, rugged terrain, and logistical challenges,” including a section in the Santa Cruz River basin, where monsoon-like storms can cause vicious flooding.
As a candidate, Trump told supporters that he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico and that Mexico would pay for it.