Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan admitted on Thursday — contrary to President Donald Trump’s claims — that the administration had built no new miles of border wall where none had previously existed.
“He lied to you. He double-crossed you and you can never trust him, he will never vote for us,” Trump said while looking into a mirror…
More than 2 1/2 years after President Trump took office with an ardent promise to build a wall along the southern border, his administration cannot tell us when it will add its 1st mile of new wall to a border area that doesn’t have pre-existing barriers.
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Customs and Border Protection officials admitted this week that despite Donald Trump’s claims, not a single new mile of border wall has been built in Trump’s nearly three years in office. Trump has repeatedly suggested he has kept his signature campaign promise — a massive wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border funded entirely by Mexico. As recently as Wednesday, he claimed that “massive” sections were “going up rapidly.”
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The administration still has yet to fence in any new miles of border with President Trump’s wall, a top Homeland Security official acknowledged Thursday — though he said that’s not the right way to look at the problem. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told reporters that 78 miles of wall has been erected under Mr. Trump, but all of it has replaced outdated fencing or barriers that had previously existed.