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    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Well, this doesn't come as a surprise. Not only did Mexico not pay, but there is also no wall at all.



    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office

    SAN DIEGO, California — The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.”

    In a statement last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency overseeing border barrier construction, confirmed that all the fencing completed since Trump took office is "in place of dilapidated designs" because the existing fence was in need of replacement.

    The agency said that it had built 51 miles of steel bollard fence with funding that was set aside during fiscal 2017 and 2018. But while the funding was meant both to replace outdated walls and to place barriers where there previously had been none, the government has only completed the replacement projects. The projects to secure areas with no fence are still in the works.
    An epic fail on that campaign promise, I must say.
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    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence
    Winning; tRump style.
    Watching tRumps Presidency has been like watching a bunch of blindfolded dizzy children play pin the tail on the donkey.
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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    No surprise whatsoever. Among other things, Trump is a pathological liar, plain and simple.

    The president’s defensive tweets appear to have been prompted by a segment on his favorite morning show, Fox News's “Fox & Friends,” with the missive coming little over an hour after the issue was briefly discussed.

    “Big story in Drudge today, we’ve only built a mile and a half — a mile and a half of wall but yet, we’ve been allocated to build at least 100 miles of wall,” co-host Brian Kilmeade exclaimed at the top of Wednesday’s show, referring a story posted by conservative news aggregator Drudge Report. “But for some reason they just can't seem to get it done. Unbelievable.”

    “A lot of conservatives say it needs to be done,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt chimed in.

    Drudge linked to a Bloomberg story on the ongoing lawsuit over Trump’s emergency declaration to unlock Pentagon funding for the wall. The story cites a Tuesday court filing in which a lawyer for the House of Representatives revealed that as of April 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had reported only 1.7 miles of “fencing” with the $1.57 billion in funding Congress approved last fiscal year.

    At a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, the president vowed to supporters that his administration would have 500 miles of wall completed by the 2020 election — an increase from his previous promises to have at least 400 miles of wall finished by the end of next year. According to the Associated Press, the Trump administration has only awarded contracts for 244 miles of wall construction, more than half of which is tied up in legal challenges and the majority of which would go toward replacement projects.

    Trump concedes border wall construction is replacement and 'pure renovation' - POLITICO
    if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.

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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    More inconvenient truth -

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the US$1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.
    A lawyer for the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall.

    "The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019," the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing. "Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding."


    President Donald Trump also commented on the progress of the wall construction on Twitter Wednesday, saying “tremendous work is being done.”
    U.S. federal wall funding of US$1.57B yields 1.7 miles of fence - BNN Bloomberg

    Lying sack of ****.
    if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.

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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, this doesn't come as a surprise. Not only did Mexico not pay, but there is also no wall at all.



    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office



    An epic fail on that campaign promise, I must say.
    If there is no wall then why would Mexico pay anything?

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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Irwin Corey View Post
    Winning; tRump style.
    Hes got you all in a hissy... looks like winning to me.

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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, this doesn't come as a surprise. Not only did Mexico not pay, but there is also no wall at all.



    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office



    An epic fail on that campaign promise, I must say.
    He's been replacing the miles and miles of this crappy, useless fence first.

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    You know...the stuff that Obama built.

    If he didn't have to fix Obama's ****-ups, he would be ahead of the game.

    But hey...you go ahead and get your rocks off over fake news, calamity. You love that stuff.
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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Hes got you all in a hissy... looks like winning to me.
    Not really hissied, I think he's been a total failure and can't wait to vote against him. So if you count that a "hissy", color me hissied; and if that's a win for Don Vito tRump … it's his only one.

    They way you're covering this thread it looks to me like you're the one that's hissied.
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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, this doesn't come as a surprise. Not only did Mexico not pay, but there is also no wall at all.



    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office



    An epic fail on that campaign promise, I must say.
    You do realize that the only people actually crying about this are your own, right?
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    Because they have no choice son, such is the way of cowards.
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    Yes my son, and that should tell you more than you need to know about the coward.

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    Re: Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    If there is no wall then why would Mexico pay anything?
    Well, apparently the plan was for Mexico to finance the wall. Since Mexico has yet to pony up, there isn't any money to pay for Trumpy's beautiful, impregnable, sold concrete with rebar, 30-foot sea-to-sea barrier. Trumpy has tried getting American tax payers to foot the bill with the promise that he would make Mexico pay us back, but this proposal seems to have fallen a bit flat. He has tried changing the wall into a tasteful metal fence that would cost less, but people aren't buying that either. He has tried to claim that improvements to existing barriers and short stretches of prototype fence are just as good as a great beautiful concrete wall stretching from sea-to-sea but that has resulted in no enthusiasm. And this is just a summary. You really needed to be here.
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