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Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

29 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

HOUSTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that's showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters.
The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because Congress wouldn't fund Trump's demands for a border wall. Called “We Build the Wall,” the group has raised more than $25 million promoting itself as supporting the...
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Trump on private border wall segment: ‘It was only done to make me look bad'

Trump on private border wall segment: ‘It was only done to make me look bad'

29 days ago   |   By Politico

Saying it was done to embarrass him, President Donald Trump on Sunday said a reportedly defective section of his new border wall should not have been built by a private company.
ProPublica and the Texas Tribune reported Thursday that a segment of the wall along the Texas-Mexico border was showing dangerous “signs of erosion“ only months after being completed. The section was constructed by Fisher Industries of North Dakota, whose owner called the design a “Lamborghini.” It cost $42 million.
“I disagreed,” Trump tweeted Sunday, “with doing this very small section of wall, in a tricky area...
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